Senators: State Department ‘Heartless,’ Lacks ‘Integrity’ After Politicized Human Trafficking Report

Malaysian religious officers and villagers place coffins containing remains of Rohingya migrants for a mass burial ceremony in Kedah, Malaysia Monday, June 22

Leading members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee threatened on Thursday to subpoena all documents related to the State Department’s production of its annual human trafficking report amid accusations that the agency inflated assessments for several strategically important countries.

Ex-Countrywide Exec Co-Wrote Mortgage Reform Bill


Controversial housing finance reform legislation making its way through the Senate Banking Committee was co-written by a former mortgage trader for Countrywide Financial and Wachovia, two of the subprime mortgage behemoths at the center of the housing market crash in 2007.