• Christmas came early for the Republicans this year, while the Democrats got a big lump of coal on Election Day.

We'll take a look back with radio talk show host Michael Reagan and Democratic strategist Mary Anne Marsh.

Plus — Why are so many Democrats calling for sweeping changes within the party?

We'll ask Lanny Davis, special counsel to former President Clinton.

• There are a precious few shopping hours 'til Christmas. If you're stuck for a last-minute gift idea...
"FOX & Friends" co-host Brian Kilmeade might have a suggestion.

• Our government would never break its own laws, or would it?

We'll ask Judge Andrew Napolitano, FNC senior judicial analyst.

• The Iraqi special tribunals are getting ready to try Saddam Hussein's henchmen and the deposed dictator himself. But are they ready?

We'll ask international law professor Michael Scharf.

All of that... and more on "The Big Story With John Gibson" at 5 p.m. ET.

Note: All guests and topics subject to change

About the Show

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 interviews and reports from correspondent Heather Nauert.