Topics and Guests: Jan. 28

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Friday, Jan. 28:

And Dana Lewis reports on the news of the day from Iraq — with the election only days away, insurgents determined to alter the election escalate violent attacks throughout the country.

Jubilant Iraqi exiles in the U.S. and abroad cast their ballots in a "vote for freedom" on Friday and urged their compatriots in Iraq to defy insurgents and do the same. Steve Brown has a report and Brit talks with Martin Manna, a 32-year-old born in Detroit to Iraqi immigrants, who voted in Iraq’s election on Friday.

Meanwhile, Jennifer Griffin takes a look at the Arab view of the Iraqi elections.

Plus, Wendell Goler has details on the president’s trip to West Virginia Friday to address the 2005 GOP "Congress of Tomorrow" (search) retreat.

And in a ceremonial swearing-in at the State Department (search) today, Condoleezza Rice evoked the memory of Frederick Douglass (search), Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King and compared their struggles to the worldwide struggles for freedom today. James Rosen has a report.

At a speech in Washington yesterday, Senator Ted Kennedy (search) again compared the war in Iraq to Vietnam. Major Garrett takes a look at the Vietnam analogy from a historical perspective.

Less than a mile separates the Palestinian town of Beit Lahia (search) and the Israeli town of Sderot (search) on opposite sides of Gaza's Erez checkpoint (search) and a focal point for fighting between the two sides. The violence hits home for two families that spoke with correspondent Laurie Dhue, who have both lost children to fighting.

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

Sunday, January 30:

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As Iraqis go to the polls in their first open election in over 50 years, stay with FOX News Channel for complete, up-to-the-minute coverage from our correspondents throughout the country and in-depth analysis that you simply can't get anywhere else.

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— Guests and topics are subject to change