Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) believes that giving guns to fetuses could completely change the abortion debate.
In a message posted to the congressman's campaign Twitter account on Thursday night, Stockman wrote, "Our campaign bumper sticker: If babies had guns, they wouldn't be aborted."
The image of a bumper sticker with the same message and the phrase "Vote Pro-Life!" was included with the tweet. read more
China and Brazil have signed a currency swap deal, designed to safeguard against future global financial crises. The pact will allow their central banks to swap local currencies worth up to $30 billion. China has been pushing for its currency, the yuan, to become an alternative to the U.S. dollar as a global reserve currency. China has reached similar currency swap deals with Australia and Argentina and is reportedly seeking agreements with the U.K., Hong Kong and Japan. read more
Slipped into the Agricultural Appropriations Bill, which passed through Congress last week, was a small provision that's a big deal for Monsanto and its opponents. The provision protects genetically modified seeds from litigation in the face of health risks and has thus been dubbed the "Monsanto Protection Act" by activists who oppose the biotech giant. President Barack Obama signed the spending bill, including the provision, into law on Tuesday. Many members of Congress were apparently unaware that the provision even existed within the spending bill, HR 933; they voted in order to avert a government shutdown. read more