Topics and Guests for January 12

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Howard Dean (search) officially throws his hat into the ring to become chairman of the Democratic National Committee. Can Dean lead the Democratic Party to victory? That's the big question for Steve McMahon, Democratic strategist, and Kellyanne Conway, Republican strategist.

Should allegations of prior offenses be used against Michael Jackson? Our own Judge Andrew Napolitano weighs in.

About $12,000 — that's how much the families of U.S. troops killed in action receive from the government, as a cash benefit. Sen. George Allen, R-Va., tells Heather Nauert why he thinks that's not nearly enough.

Saddam Hussein used his army to intimidate and kill innocent Iraqis. The coalition disbanded that army to prove the point that Saddam is gone. But did that lead to instability and terrorism? We'll ask Frank Gaffney, former assistant defense secretary.

President Bush has always been very open about his religious faith. But Bush tells The Washington Times that he doesn't see how you can be president without a relationship with the Lord. Is there room for God in the White House? That's the big question for Republican strategist Genevieve Wood and Democratic strategist Michael Brown.

All that plus, the latest updates on the wicked weather that triggered deadly mudslides (search) on West Coast.

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