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.

Topics and Guests for Tuesday,
Dec. 17

If Trent Lott decides not to cave in to pressure to resign, the political in-fighting could turn into a major brawl. What's at stake for the Republican Party?
Robert Bartley, editor of the Wall Street Journal
Martha Zoller, radio talk show host
Peter Roff, political analyst for United Press International

The White House has already upset some pro-life groups by arguing it's illegal to block access to abortion clinics. Now the Supreme Court is asking the administration's opinion on another abortion protest case.  In this one, a group is appealing its punishment for putting clinic employees' personal information on a Web site
• Judge Andrew Napolitano, FNC senior judicial analyst

Is Canada dragging its feet in the war on terror, becoming a possible staging ground for new attacks?
David Harris, former chief of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Department

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