Topics and Guests: Feb. 4

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Friday, Feb. 4:

President Bush continued his post-State of the Union (search) tour touting his Social Security ideas, stopping in Nebraska, Arkansas and Florida. Carl Cameron has the details and will also preview the 2006 budget, set to be unveiled Monday.

Traveling abroad for her first trip as secretary of state, Condoleezza Rice had strong words for Iran, yet said an attack on the country "is simply not on the agenda at this point." Rice accused the Iranians of covering up their nuclear activities and urged them to come clean. James Rosen is following Rice's trip and her comments.

Although Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (search) said an attack on Iran is off the table at this point, is it even feasible? Correspondent Bret Baier takes a look at U.S. capabilities in the region and recent comments by the Iranians calling the notion that U.S. special forces were able to enter their country a "joke."

On his first day on the job, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales (search) told Justice Department officials that terrorism remains the department's top priority. Major Garrett looks at the other issues set to dominate Gonzales' tenure: the Patriot Act, the Plame-CIA leak, and the prosecution of prison torture cases.

On Election Day (search), an Iraqi police officer tackled a would-be suicide bomber to the ground. The attacker's bomb still went off, but rather than killing voters, the blast killed only the police officer. Some say this incident is a sign of the strength of the Iraqi police. Mike Tobin takes a look at the training of Iraqi soldiers and police.

Jonathan Hunt has the latest on the Oil-for-Food interim report (search) released Thursday that has U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan showing growing concern Friday.

Plus, we’ll talk with retired Major General Bob Scales about the controversy surrounding Marine Lt. General Mattis' comments Tuesday in San Diego that “It is fun to shoot some people” —should the general be reprimanded for his comments?

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