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2:05 PM ET, June 24, 2016


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EU referendum: BBC forecasts UK votes to leave  —  The UK has voted by 52% to 48% to leave the European Union after 43 years in an historic referendum, a BBC forecast suggests.  —  London and Scotland voted strongly to stay in the EU but the remain vote has been undermined by poor results in the north of England.
Statement Regarding British Referendum on E.U. Membership  —  The people of the United Kingdom have exercised the sacred right of all free peoples.  They have declared their independence from the European Union, and have voted to reassert control over their own politics, borders and economy.
David Frum / The Atlantic:
Why Britain Left  —  I said goodnight to a gloomy party of Leave-minded Londoners a few minutes after midnight.  The paper ballots were still being counted by hand.  Only the British overseas territory of Gibraltar had reported final results.  Yet the assumption of a Remain victory filled the room—and depressed my hosts.
Discussion: Israel Matzav and ABC News
Steven Erlanger / New York Times:
Britain Votes to Leave the European Union  —  LONDON — Britain has voted to leave the European Union, a historic decision sure to reshape the nation's place in the world, rattle the Continent and rock political establishments throughout the West.  —  With 309 of 382 of the country's cities …
NBC News:
First Read: Trump Takes a Surreal Victory Lap in Scotland  —  Trump: I See Parallel Between ‘Brexit’ and U.S. 1:21  —  First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.  —  Trump takes surreal victory lap in Scotland
Brian Fung / Washington Post:
The British are frantically Googling what the E.U. is, hours after voting to leave it  —  The whole world is reeling after a milestone referendum in Britain to leave the European Union.  And although leaders of the campaign to exit Europe are crowing over their victory …
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Feel the Foreboding  —  If you've read my editors' blog posts over the years, you likely know that I am at heart a small-c conservative and instinctive institutionalist.  There are up and down sides to that way of approaching the world.  But it's a posture that colors my reactions to most things.
Discussion: Mother Jones
David Cameron resigns after UK votes to leave European Union  —  PM announces resignation following victory for leave supporters after divisive referendum campaign  —  David Cameron has announced his resignation after the British public rejected his personal entreaties and voted to leave the European Union.
Zack Beauchamp / Vox:
Brexit isn't about economics.  It's about xenophobia.  —  When my girlfriend and I were in London last week, a drunk man accosted us at a pub.  That's pretty par for the course there, in my experience.  But this one — a middle-aged, dark-haired white guy we'll call “Bob” — was different.
Matthew Holehouse / Telegraph:
UK votes Brexit: what would happen next?  —  Play!  —  More than three years after David Cameron unveiled his strategy to reform Europe and put it to a referendum, Britain has voted to leave and the Prime Minister has resigned.  —  It is the greatest disaster to befall the block in its 59-year history.
James Hohmann / Washington Post:
The Daily 202: Stop underestimating Trump.  ‘Brexit’ vote shows why he can win.  —  THE BIG IDEA: Britain's stunning vote to leave the European Union suggests that we've been seriously underestimating Donald Trump's ability to win the presidential election.
Inae Oh / Mother Jones:
UK Independence Party Leader Admits His Bold Brexit Claim Was a “Mistake”  —  As Britain awoke on Friday to the news that it had voted in favor of withdrawing from the European Union, voters were introduced to their new reality with a stunning admission from Nigel Farage, the pro-Brexit advocate who leads the U.K. Independence Party.
Jenna Johnson / Washington Post:
Trump celebrates Brexit vote: ‘When the pound goes down, more people are coming to Turnberry.’  —  TURNBERRY, Scotland — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump celebrated Britain's stunning vote to leave the European Union on Friday during a visit to Scotland, saying that the people …
Trump Says ‘I See a Big Parallel’ in Brexit Vote and U.S. Race
Discussion: Politico and Vox
Richard Wheatstone /   Londoners call for capital to break away from the rest of Britain following Brexit vote
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
As Britain decided its future, striking parallels with U.S. political debates emerged
Discussion: New York Times, Althouse and Politico
Allegra Kirkland / Talking Points Memo:
Asked About Brexit's Economic Fallout, Trump Talks About His Own Properties
Discussion: Daily Kos and
Live reporting  —  Calais Mayor wants Le Touquet treaty to be renegotiated
Discussion: The Week
Helena Smith / Guardian:
EU leaders call for UK to leave as soon as possible
Discussion: Mother Jones
The Independent:
Northern Ireland's Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has called for a border poll …
With a single vote, England just screwed us all
Kate McCann / Telegraph:
Farage: I can't guarantee EU money will go on the NHS
Discussion: The Atlantic and New York Magazine
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Former Trump Adviser: Corey Lewandowski Was Fired Over Judge Curiel Attack  —  Corey Lewandowski was fired as Donald Trump's campaign manager due to the fallout over Trump's racial attacks on Judge Gonazalo Curiel, according to former Trump adviser Michael Caputo.
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Four questions about CNN's deal with Corey Lewandowski
Michael Biesecker / Associated Press:
CLINTON FAILED TO HAND OVER KEY EMAIL TO STATE DEPARTMENT  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Secretary Hillary Clinton failed to turn over a copy of a key message involving problems caused by her use of a private homebrew email server, the State Department confirmed Thursday.
Stephen Braun / Associated Press:
Clinton's State Dept. calendar missing scores of entries
Discussion: The Atlantic and National Review
Tal Kopan / CNN:
RNC Rules Committee stocked with stalwarts  —  Washington (CNN)The long-shot effort to pass rules at the Republican National Convention that would unbind delegates and allow them to vote for someone other than Donald Trump will face even longer odds given the make-up of the Rules Committee.
Mike Segar / National Review:
Dump Trump Can Cause Chaos in Cleveland, but What Then?
Discussion: Politico
Dan Riehl / Breitbart:
RIP: Breitbart News Editor Mike Flynn Passes Away  —  It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of one of our own here at Breitbart News.  Mike Flynn has passed away.  —  Mike was well known and liked by a great many people, both in Washington, DC and across the conservative movement …
Larry O'Connor / Hot Air:   RIP Mike Flynn, founding editor of Breitbart's Big Government; UPDATE: Audio tribute
Carrie Dann / NBC News:
Bernie Sanders Says He Will Vote for Hillary Clinton  —  Bernie Sanders says that he will vote for Hillary Clinton.  —  Sanders: I will vote for Hillary in November 6:41  —  Asked on MSNBC's Morning Joe whether he will vote for Clinton in November, Sanders responded “Yes.”
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Brad Reed / Raw Story:
Sarah Palin goes full Alex Jones — and praises UK for defying ‘apocalyptic One World Government’
Discussion: Business Insider
Leo Barraclough / Variety:
British Exit from E.U. Could ‘Devastate’ U.K. Creative Sector, Says Independent Film and TV Alliance Chairman
Lisa Hagen / The Hill:
Ad campaign attacks vulnerable GOP senator on women's health
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John Pollard / ITV:
Cornwall pleas for reassurance it will not be ‘worse off’ following Brexit vote
Discussion: Guardian and Eschaton
Brexit Upends Global Markets as Stocks, Pound Plunge; Yen Soars
Keith O'Brien / Politico:
Uprising in the Rust Belt