Topics and Guests: Jan. 14

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Friday, Jan. 14:

The latest from Iraq as fifteen members of the Iraqi National Guard (search) were kidnapped following an attack on their bus west of Baghdad. We'll have the latest on their fate as Bret Baier reports from the Pentagon.

And in the Middle East, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon (search) severs contact with new Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas (search) following a Palestinian attack at a Gaza strip crossing that left 6 Israelis dead. FOX News correspondent Laurie Dhue has the details from Jerusalem.

President Bush is setting in motion more than just Social Security reform for the start of his second term. He's also pushing new plans for education. Fox News correspondents Jim Angle and Carl Cameron have the details.

Plus, correspondent Major Garrett has the latest on the lawsuit trying to bar the saying of a prayer at President Bush's inauguration (search) next week.

As the national Democratic Party tries to find its way after the results of last November's elections -- Democratic lawmakers from rural Georgia are dealing with similar issues. Correspondent Jonathan Serrie reports on how Georgia’s Democrats are finding their way.

And we’ll ask FNC foreign affairs analyst Ambassador Dennis Ross if peace is possible in the Middle East as violence breaks out after a new Palestinian leader is elected.

We'll also talk with our all-star panel of FOX News contributors:

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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Hume wraps up each program with a lively roundtable discussion featuring Mara Liasson of National Public Radio, Fred Barnes of The Weekly Standard and Mort Kondracke of Roll Call.

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— Guests and topics are subject to change