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 Thursday, Oct. 3:

The GOP says, "Tell it to the U.S. Supreme Court."  That after New Jersey's top court says the Democrats can do a little name switching on the November ballot
• Judge Andrew Napolitano, FNC senior judicial analyst
Christie Whitman, EPA administrator and former New Jersey governor

The U.S. is pushing the U.N. to adopt a tough resolution on Iraq, but is Saddam Hussein simply playing a successful stalling game?
Gary Samore of the International Institute of Strategic Studies

Former senator and former presidential candidate Gary Hart is taking aim at his own party, saying its time for Democrats to come up with a national defense policy
Joe Reeder, former undersecretary of the Army

The CIA says it won't give up any information about its role in a possible attack on Iraq
• Retired Army Col. Patrick Lang

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