Topics and Guests: Jan. 4

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Tuesday, Jan. 4:

American relief efforts to the tsunami-ravaged areas of Asia are stepping up this week as U.S. military helicopters and warships deliver food and supplies to aid the survivors in need after pledging $350 million to help. Now, members of Congress are speaking out on the president's agenda for relief. Jim Angle has the details.

We’ll also have reports from the devastated areas and coverage of Secretary of State Colin Powell’s trip to the region from correspondents Greg Palkot and Jennifer Griffin.

Plus, correspondent Bret Baier covers the assassination of Baghdad governor Ali al-Haidri (search), who was the most senior Iraqi official to be assassinated in Baghdad since May of last year. What does this mean for the Jan. 30 elections in Iraq?

And correspondent Carl Cameron looks at President Bush's Cabinet nominee of White House counsel Alberto Gonzales (search) to be the next attorney general, who is expected to be one of the President’s most controversial and contentious picks of his second term cabinet.

The new Congress convenes with House Republicans stepping back from plans to ease ethics rules in order to avoid conflict for the GOP’s greater goals for this session. Brian Wilson has the report from Capitol Hill.

And Brit talks to Daniel Borochoff, president of the American Institute of Philanthropy (search) about the different aid organizations, specifically, which get the most aid to the most people with the least administrative costs.

Plus, we'll talk with our all-star panel of FOX News contributors about the confirmation hearings for attorney general nominee, Alberto Gonzalez and the decision by House Replublicans to shift their focus from loosening ethics rules to bigger goals:

Mort Kondracke, executive editor of Roll Call

Mara Liasson, national political correspondent for National Public Radio

Charles Krauthammer, syndicated columnist

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— Guests and topics are subject to change