Topics and Guests: December 10

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Friday, Dec. 10:

We'll have the latest on the Cabinet shuffle as President Bush named Samuel Bodman (search), the deputy secretary of the Treasury Department as the new energy secretary. Bodman, if confirmed, will take the place of outgoing Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham, a former Michigan senator. The nomination leaves one opening in Bush's 15-member Cabinet. Wendell Goler reports.

And why is the Department of Defense (search) using only one company to manufacture and produce its armored vehicles when there are other companies that say they can do it? Correspondent Bret Baier looks for answers at the Pentagon.

Also, will the First Amendment (search) protect a chain of adult stores facing legal challenges? Correspondent Megyn Kendall has the story.

The Palestinians may not have a state, but they are holding democratic elections for a new president in January. Correspondent Jennifer Griffin examines the campaign as some candidates are criticizing the ruling party.

And President Bush prepares for major Social Security (search) reform. We'll talk to Mike Tanner from the CATO Institute about the future of the program in the president's second term.

Plus, top analysis on John Aschcroft’s tenure as attorney general and the Bush administration’s position on Kofi Annan amidst scandal at the U.N. from our all-star panel of FOX News contributors:

Mort Kondracke, executive editor of Roll Call

Fred Barnes, executive editor of the Weekly Standard

Juan Williams, senior correspondent for National Public Radio

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— Guests and topics are subject to change