Topics and Guests: Jan. 27

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Thursday, Jan. 27:

While Sunday’s Iraqi election will be run according to democratic principles, its balloting will be much different from the forms Americans are used to as voters will choose among entire slates of candidates with women comprising one third of each slate. Fox News Correspondent Mike Tobin explains.

And Dana Lewis reports on the news of the day — with Iraq's election only days away, insurgents determined to alter the election killed 19 Iraqis and a U.S. Marine and bombed polling stations in the country's Sunni heartland.

Plus, Brit talks with former Coalition Provisional Authority (search) spokesman Dan Senor to preview what Senor expects for Sunday’s election.

James Rosen has a report on Condoleezza Rice’s first day as secretary of state discussing the bold agenda the President has set forth for American foreign policy.

Vice President Cheney, along with other world leaders gathered for the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz (search) on Wednesday — Major Garrett has the details.

And healthcare goes under the knife as the president says his plan will help you cut through the red tape, but will Democratic opposition leave his agenda in critical condition? Wendell Goler reports on President Bush’s healthcare policy.

Plus, as John Ashcroft (search) waits for his replacement to be confirmed, how does the attorney general feel about the challenges and achievements of his tenure. FOX News Correspondent Catherine Herridge talks with Ashcroft in interview.

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