Will Racke

Night Writer

Border Patrol Previously Felt Wall Was Waste Of Money

The National Border Patrol Council has been an ardent supporter of President Donald Trump's proposal to build a wall along the southwest border, going so far as to back a government shutdown in a play to get lawmakers to fund the project.

NBC Officially Cuts Ties With Megyn Kelly

NBC News and Megyn Kelly have officially cut ties after protracted exit negotiations prompted by the star host's controversial remarks on racially provocative Halloween costumes.

Pentagon Moves Forward With Syria Withdrawal Plans

The Pentagon is pushing ahead with plans to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria even as the White House sends mixed signals about how quickly the drawdown is supposed to happen—or if it will even occur at all.

FOX Affiliate Fires Editor Over Doctored Video of Trump

A clip of the speech aired on Q13, a Seattle-area FOX affiliate, was altered to make it appear that Trump's tongue was lolling out of his mouth between sentences. It also appeared to distort the shape of Trump's face and make his skin appear more orange.

Chicago Seized, Sold 50,000 Cars Over Tickets

The city of Chicago has seized and sold almost 50,000 cars over the past seven years due to unpaid tickets, a practice that has disproportionately affected the city's poor and minority residents, according to a new investigation.

Vast Majority Of Americans Want Compromise On Wall

President Donald Trump has said forcing a government shutdown over border wall funding is a winning political move, but a significant majority of American voters think otherwise, according to a poll released Monday.

Wisconsin Babysitter Charged With Killing Infant

A Wisconsin babysitter was charged with murder on Friday after she allegedly killed a 2-month-old baby and tried to hide signs the infant was dead when his mother arrived to pick him up.

Trump Denies Webb Is A Candidate For Defense Secretary

President Donald Trump denied that Jim Webb is under consideration for defense secretary on Thursday, following multiple reports that the former Virginia senator was a leading candidate to replace Jim Mattis as Pentagon chief.

For-Profit College Cancels $500 Million in Student Debt

A major for-profit university has reached a settlement with 48 states and the District of Columbia that will force it to wipe out nearly $500 million in debt incurred by thousands of its students across the country.

Romney Defends Anti-Trump Op-Ed

Newly sworn-in Sen. Mitt Romney on Thursday defended his editorial against President Donald Trump, a scathing attack that won him plaudits from administration opponents but drew the ire of some fellow Republicans.

New Jersey Had Highest Share Of Outbound Moves In 2018

New Jersey, Illinois and Connecticut topped a list of states that saw more residents moving out than new arrivals in 2018, continuing a trend of people leaving Northeastern and Midwestern states for growing cities in the Mountain West and South.

Trump Claims He 'Essentially' Fired Mattis

At a White House cabinet meeting Wednesday, Trump criticized Mattis' handling of the Afghanistan war, which he said was "not too good" despite additional funding and manpower commitments.