Veteran newscaster John Gibson gets to the core of the most salient issues facing America today as host of FNC's hard-hitting primetime show The Big Story with John Gibson, airing Monday through Friday at 5 p.m. ET, with expert legal analysis from Judge Andrew Napolitano and in-depth field reports from correspondent Heather Nauert.

Here's a review of what was on the rundown for Tuesday, August 27:

Are the Saudis really our allies in the war on terror?
Youssef Ibrahim of the Council on Foreign Relations

One day after Vice President Dick Cheney's speech saying there was no time like the present to get rid of Saddam Hussein, Iraq responded by saying they couldn't care less about the threats
• Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan.

Top Iraq officials are taking to the streets to try to drum up opposition to any proposed U.S. military strike
• Rep. Jane Harman, D-Calif.

The Big Apple moves into the final round of U.S. cities bidding to host the Olympic games in 2012, 10 years from now
Daniel Doctoroff, New York City deputy mayor

The gubernatorial Democratic debate is on in Florida. The primary's only two weeks away, and it's the candidates' big chance to explain why and how they can go about knocking off incumbent Gov. Jeb Bush
Tyler Bridges, chief political writer for The Miami Herald

"Democracies die behind closed doors." That stinging criticism from a federal appellate court ruling against the Bush administration and its policy of secret deportation hearings post-9/11
• Judge Andrew Napolitano, FNC senior judicial analyst

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