Obama administration pushes banks to make home loans to people with weaker credit – The Washington Post

The administration is engaged in a broad push to make more home loans available to people with weaker credit, an effort that officials say will help power the economic recovery but that skeptics say could open the door to the risky lending that caused the housing crash in the first place.

Tesla has received 325,000 preorders for the Model 3 | The Verge

 announced Thursday that it has received 325,000 preorders for its recently unveiled Model 3. If it sells every car that’s been reserved, the company says it will earn enough revenue to make this the “biggest one-week launch of any product ever.” A few days ago, the electric car company was saying it had received twice the number of preorders it originally expected to get. Now it’s quickly approaching three times that number, which raises questions about the company’s ability to meet its increasingly complex production goals.

Americans Will Spend More On Taxes Than Basic Necessities | The Daily Caller

The Washington, D.C.-based nonpartisan think tank said Americans will pay a total of $4.9 trillion in this year – 3.34 trillion in federal and $1.64 trillion in state and local . The combination of the three basic necessities totals $4.105 trillion, with $1.629 trillion spent on food, $360 billion on clothing and $2.117 trillion on housing.

McDonalds Responds To Minimum Wage Hikes, Launches McCafe Coffee Kiosk | Zero Hedge

When it comes to jobs growth in the US, all one can say is thank god for waiters and bartenders: after all, a Starbucks barista is precisely what a recently fired oil chemical engineer making half a million dollars really wants to do with their life.

Indiana trooper sued a second time for proselytizing

An State Police trooper faces a second lawsuit accusing him of preaching to citizens while on duty.

Army Chief of Staff Opposes Private Weapons for Protection on U.S. Military Installations

“I’ve been around guns all my life. I know how to use them, and arming our people on our military bases and allowing them to carry concealed, privately owned weapons — I do not recommend that as a force protection,” Chief of Staff General Mark Milley told Congress on Thursday.

School’s new policy bans parents from walking children to school | KRIV

Pick your child up from school and you could be charged with trespassing. That’s the threat against parents at Bear Branch Elementary School in Magnolia ISD. This is the school’s tactic to keep parents who live close to the school from walking on school grounds.

Young kids walk to McDonald’s alone; Mom charged

A Spartanburg woman has been arrested after police say she allowed her 3-year-old son and 9-year-old nephew to walk, unsupervised, to a McDonald’s restaurant near her home.

Bill Clinton Wants ‘Black Lives Matter’ Protesters To Shut Up

One of the activists reportedly carried a sign that referenced Hillary Clinton’s use in 1996 of the term “super-predator” to describe young black people. That sign prompted Bill Clinton to launch into a lengthy defense of his administration’s crackdown on crime and welfare abuse in the 1990’s, policies which have come under repeated attack by black activists.

Listen: ‘I Think My Dogs A Democrat’ By Bryan Lewis | The Burning Truth

Bryan Lewis’ original song ‘I Think My Dogs A Democrat’

Court hears case of teen who sent beau texts urging suicide

Dozens of text messages that a teenage girl sent to her boyfriend that encouraged him to kill himself were just words and do not constitute a crime, her lawyer told the state’s highest court Thursday.