Guests and Topics: April 9

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Tonight on "Hannity & Colmes" ...

• On the first anniversary of the fall of Baghdad (search) — How much progress has been made in the liberated country and is a June 30 power transfer still likely?

We'll get expert military insight from retired Col. Ed Badolato, Fox News military analyst, and retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Edward Atkeson.

• A mortar attack rocks Baghdad (search), hitting close to a hotel where many western journalists are living. Meanwhile, Marines return hostile fire in Fallujah (search ) despite official U.S. suspension of military operations — Are things getting better or worse in the Sunni Triangle hotbed of terror?

We'll have the latest breaking details and assessment of the situation with FNC war correspondent Geraldo Rivera.

• Rice's interrogation by 9/11 commission (search) presents new questions — What is a PDB (search) and should the government let you see one dating back to Aug. 6, 2001?

We'll get answers from former Arizona Sen. Dennis Deconcini and former Virginia Gov. James Gilmore, former RNC chair and former chair of the National Commission on Terrorism.

• And what did John Kerry (search) say on a radio program this morning. Or, what didn't he not say and more importantly what did he mean? And speaking of the presidential trail — If things get any worse in Iraq will it hurt President Bush's (search) re-election bid?

Reps. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif. and Rob Andrews, D-N.J. join the debate.

All these stories and much more!

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