Topics and Guests: Jan. 21

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Friday, Jan. 21:

President Bush’s vision in his inaugural speech — that the U.S. will not cozy up to dictators (search) who support U.S. policy — is a recurring idea in his administration that Condoleezza Rice also addressed in her confirmation hearing for secretary of state. Carl Cameron takes a look at the message from President Bush’s inaugural address (search) that has played out during his tenure as president.

Plus, we'll have a report from Mike Emanuel on the preparation for Iraqi elections just over a week away after increasing attacks on Shiites (search), including the latest attack by a suicide car bomber outside a Baghdad mosque that killed 14 Shiite worshippers on Friday.

And Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Mark McClellan (search) shares important information about a new Medicare prescription drug benefit, as well as new retiree options. Major Garrett takes a closer look.

Plus, FCC Chairman Michael Powell (search) announced today that he would step down from his post in March. Molly Henneberg looks back on his leadership as Powell dealt with issues ranging from telephone competition to media ownership, and most notably oversaw a crackdown on broadcast indecency following the incident involving Janet Jackson (search) at last year's Super Bowl.

And the new Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (search) attempts to stop militant groups in the Gaza Strip from attacking Israelis. Will he succeed? Laurie Dhue has a report.

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

CeCi Connolly, national correspondent for The Washington Post

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— Guests and topics are subject to change