Topics and Guests: Jan. 6

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Thursday, Jan. 6:

A small group of Democrats including California Senator Barbara Boxer (search), agreed today to force House and Senate debates on Election Day problems in Ohio before letting Congress certify President Bush's win over Sen. John Kerry (search) in November. A joint session of Congress is scheduled to certify the results. Major Garrett has the details.

President Bush's proposal to reform Social Security is being opposed by Democrats and the AARP (search), but Republicans appear to throwing their support behind the president’s plan. Jim Angle looks into the Social Security debate.

Plus, we’ll have the latest from Iraq as Andrew Stack has the news of the day from Baghdad.

And attorney general nominee Alberto Gonzales (search) promised to abide by the government's non-torture policies and international treaties if the Senate confirms him. What tough questions did he face? Carl Cameron reports.

Greg Palkot covers the latest in the relief effort as world leaders gather in Indonesia for an emergency summit amid warnings that disease caused by the killer tsunami could double the death toll.

And Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (search) delivered his state of the state address last evening in which he called for significant reforms; correspondent Claudia Cowan has the details.

Did President Bush secretly agree to concessions on Canadian timber and beef issues in exchange for the Canadian government's agreement to crack down on illegal shipments of pharmaceuticals to individual U.S. citizens? Steve Brown looks at the rumors since the president’s summit in Canada in December.

Mike Tobin reports from Israel that Hamas and Islamic Jihad (search) will be participating in local elections on Sunday, but have they’ve decided to forego the presidential election for fear that they would have to cease violence if they become entangled with the eventual winner.

Plus, we'll talk with our all-star panel of FOX News contributors on the Alberto Gonzales nomination hearing and more:

Fred Barnes, executive editor of The Weekly Standard

Mort Kondracke, executive editor of Roll Call

Mara Liasson, national political correspondent for National Public Radio

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— Guests and topics are subject to change