Topics and Guests: December 7

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Tuesday, Dec. 7:

Hamid Karzai (search) made history for Afghanistan Tuesday as he was sworn in as the country's first democratically elected president. Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld attended the ceremony while President Bush visited marines at Camp Pendleton to mark the 63rd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Senior White House correspondent Jim Angle reports from Washington.

And violence continues across Iraq with street fighting in Baghdad and attacks on religious sites. FNC correspondent Mike Emanuel has latest from Iraq. Plus, we'll ask FNC military analyst former Army General Bob Scales how much trouble the insurgents in Iraq could cause before the January elections.

And Congress is on the verge of overhauling national security as lawmakers prepare to vote on the intelligence reform bill (search) that could be brought to the House floor on Tuesday. correspondent Brian Wilson has the latest from Capitol Hill.

Secretary of State Colin Powell travels to Bulgaria for a meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe to discuss the future of Ukraine (search), among other issues. Greg Kelly reports from Sofia, Bulgaria.

Plus, President Bush is expected to appoint two new members to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Major Garrett looks at the panel and some of the commission's recent controversies.

And fire investigators are searching again today for evidence in the rubble of dozens of torched houses that were being built in an upscale Charles County (search), Maryland neighborhood. The development had been the subject of a lawsuit between environmentalists and the Army Corps of Engineers. Correspondent Steve Centanni has the latest on the arson investigation.

Also, correspondent William LaJeunesse takes a look at the security issues in the political tug of war over the intelligence bill and the question of whether illegal immigrants (search) are entitled to a driver license.

Plus, our all-star panel of FOX News contributors discuss the future of Afghanistan with Hamid Karzai and the winners and losers of intelligence reform:

Mort Kondracke, executive editor of Roll Call

Fred Barnes, executive editor of the Weekly Standard

Charles Krauthammer, syndicated columnist

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