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Sorry, haters: Americans would prefer a gay president to an evangelical one

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In a segment that, were we actually on TV, we might totally be tempted to call “Suck It, Bible-Thumping Right Wingers,” we offer the fact that more Americans now say they would feel comfortable with a presidential candidate who is gay or lesbian than one who is evangelical Christian. That’s right: In a newly released poll sponsored by NBC News and the definitely-not-liberal Wall Street Journal, 61 percent of respondents said they would be “enthusiastic” or “comfortable” with an LGBT presidential candidate. Just 52 percent of respondents said the same about an evangelical runner.

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The poll, released a few days ago, listed a range of character traits of hypothetical presidential candidates, and asked respondents to describe their feelings as either “enthusiastic,” “comfortable,” “have some reservations,” “very comfortable” or “not sure.”

Lest you chalk up the answers to an overrepresentation of very young voters, consider that the majority of poll participants were age 30 and over (82 percent). A few more interesting notes:

Respondents were much more in favor of a gay or lesbian candidate than they were “a leader of the Tea Party movement.” A mere 33 percent of those polled were jazzed – that is, enthusiastic or even comfortable – about voting for one of those wackadoos.

And people were most “enthusiastic” (meaning, not just “comfortable,” but super stoked) about the prospect of a woman presidential candidate – at least, a full 30 percent were.

In any case, the study is chock full of attitudes on current candidates and how the parties and President are doing. To look it over in its entirety, visit click here.

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Trump is a friendless ‘psychopath’ who now sees Kavanaugh and Gorsuch as enemies: Art of the Deal ghostwriter

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Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch, who were nominated by Donald Trump, voted with the majority on Thursday against the president. Tony Schwartz, the ghostwriter behind “Trump: The Art of the Deal,” says that the president now views the two Supreme Court justices as his enemies.

“The psychopathy is why he does what he does,” Schwartz told CNN. “He has no conscience and so breaking the law for him is no big deal.”

The Supreme Court rejected claims by Trump's attorneys that the president enjoyed absolute immunity, but the rulings may still allow him to keep his financial records secret until after the November election.

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‘Trump may well face charges’ after Supreme Court gave prosecutors access to financial records: Legal experts

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President Donald Trump could potentially face charges after the Supreme Court dealt him a loss in Trump v. Vance .

The ruling gives Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. the go-ahead to subpoena Trump’s accounting firm as part of his investigation into possible tax crimes involving hush money payments to his mistresses, according to attorneys Norm Eisen and Bassetti in Just Security.

"Trump has significant state law criminal exposure in connection with his hush money payments (for which his fixer Michael Cohen has already gone to jail on federal charges) — and more," the pair wrote. "Trump cannot pardon himself for state law offenses on his way out the door. And the Justice Department’s position that a sitting president cannot be indicted does not bind New York state authorities."

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WATCH: Drunk CEO brags about his wealth as he spews racist slurs at California bartender

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During her shift this Tuesday night at a bar in Fresno, California, Rebecca Hernandez found herself on the receiving end of racist slurs from an intoxicated man. Since she was with only one other co-worker in the bar and feared for her safety, she took out her phone and started recording the incident on video.

“You’re a dark-haired dumbass, sand-n****r motherf*cker,” the man said to her.

“You’re going to be on the internet,” Hernandez told the man, who identified himself in the video as Jason Wood.

“No honey, I drive the internet," he responded.

Hernandez posted the video to Instagram, where it's garnered thousands of views.

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