Topics and Guests: Jan. 31

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Monday, Jan. 31:

Al Qaeda (search) vowed to pursue "holy war" in Iraq on Monday after failing to wreck elections, and Prime Minister Ayad Allawi (search) urged rival ethnic and religious groups to unite after the first multi-party vote in 50 years. Dana Lewis has the details.

And Brit talks with Ambassador Paul Bremer (search), former administrator of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq, for reaction to Sunday’s election and the future of the Middle East.

Plus, the president has had a busy two days calling world leaders after making congratulatory calls to Iraqi leaders this morning and declaring the election there a resounding success. Carl Cameron has a report.

And Jim Angle and Brian Wilson report on the pre-emptive strike Democrats are making before President Bush's State of the Union address on Wednesday.

Also, Howard Dean (search) is leading the pack in a fierce race to chair the Democratic National Committee. Major Garrett has the details.

Bret Baier reports on U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld (search) possible absence from may a major international security conference in Munich next month as a result of a legal action charging him with war crimes.

We'll also talk with our all-star panel of FOX News contributors about Howard Dean's potential leadership of the DNC:

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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— Guests and topics are subject to change