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Tonight on "Hannity & Colmes" ...
• Former White House anti-terrorism coordinator Richard Clarke (search) charges the Bush administration of ignoring the threat from Al Qaeda (search) in the months leading up to Sept. 11, 2001. Ex-employee exposing the truth? Or, disgruntled ex-employee playing politics?
We'll get answers from Jim Wilkinson, deputy national security adviser.
• Meanwhile, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter (search) blasts British and U.S. leaders over the Iraq war. Should a former U.S. president criticize foreign leaders — or more importantly — an incumbent president?
Reps. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Dan Burton, R-Ind., join the debate.
• Republicans unveil a "spendometer" to show taxpayers just how much they'll have to pay for Sen. John Kerry's spending proposals. Meanwhile, Kerry introduces himself to voters in a television ad, promising "a new direction for America" from a war-tested Democrat.
Will the "spendometer" turn Kerry's dial to trouble? Or, are Americans looking for "a new direction?"
Bush campaign press secretary Terry Holt and Kerry campaign senior adviser Tad Devine weigh in.
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