Topics and Guests: Jan. 26

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Wednesday, Jan. 26:

The latest from Iraq (search) as the country prepares for Sunday's democratic elections. Is the country secure enough for its citizens to vote?

Bret Baier has the latest from the investigation into why a transport helicopter crashed in western Iraq killing 31 U.S. soldiers.

Plus, David Lee Miller reports on the discovery by U.S. troops on patrol in Mosul (search) — the bodies of six people, killed execution-style, apparently for working with the Iraqi government.

President Bush (search) reassures Americans the mission in Iraq is worthwhile and encourages Iraqis to go to the polls on Sunday in his first press conference of the second term. Carl Cameron reports from the White House.

And Condoleezza Rice (search) is confirmed as secretary of state in a Senate vote of 85-13, so what does Democratic opposition to Rice’s nomination mean for future Senate legislation? Jim Angle investigates.

In order to eliminate Indiana's budget deficit, the state’s governor, Mitch Daniels (search) has proposed extensive budget restraints and a temporary tax increase on individuals who make more than $100,000, an idea that is not sitting well with both Democrats and Republicans. Jeff Goldblatt has the details.

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

Charles Krauthammer, syndicated columnist

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— Guests and topics are subject to change