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The stage is set and the battle lines have been drawn. On the right, President Bush. On the left, congressional Democrats. In the middle, the future of Social Security (search).

What's at stake and how will politics play a role? We'll get a fair and balanced debate from political strategists Matthew Dowd and Mary Anne Marsh.

Plus, the president used his State of the Union address to single out Saudi Arabia and Egypt for political reform. But is it a good idea to antagonize our allies in the War on Terror? That's the big question for former Sen. George Mitchell, D-Maine.

It was a moving moment from the State of the Union address: An Iraqi woman hugs the parents of a fallen Marine. Times may be changing in Iraq, but is public opinion at home following suit? That's the big question for Chris Suellentrop, senior political writer for Slate magazine.

Plus, in the first of report of his Oil-for-Food (search) investigation, Paul Volcker blasts United Nations management for its handling of the $60 billion program. We'll get an update from FOX News' Eric Shawn.

Real journalism: fair and balanced. That's why we're No. 1 — FOX News Channel.

About the Show

Veteran newscaster John Gibson gets to the core of the most salient issues facing America today as host of FNC's hard-hitting primetime show "The Big Story with John Gibson."

Airing Monday through Friday at 5 p.m. ET, "The Big Story" gives you expert legal analysis from Judge Andrew Napolitano and in-depth interviews and reports from correspondent Heather Nauert.

"The Big Story with John Gibson" is one of the reasons that FOX News Channel is the most watched news network in daytime.

Note: All guests and topics subject to change