Topics and Guests: Feb. 7

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Monday, Feb. 7:

President Bush sent Congress a $2.57 trillion budget plan (search) Monday, which would eliminate or vastly scale back 150 government programs. It will spark months of contentious debate in Congress, where lawmakers will fight to protect their favored programs. Carl Cameron gives us a general overview of the president's budget.

The President's $2.57 trillion budget plan seeks deep spending cuts across a wide swath of government from reducing farm subsidies (search) to cutting health care payments. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are ready to put up a fight to protect their programs. Jim Angle analyzes some of the cuts and reductions in government programs.

Mike Emanuel has the latest news out of Iraq as militants targeted Iraqi police forces with a suicide bomb, a car bomb and mortars in the cities of Mosul and Baqouba on Monday, killing at least 30 people.

Plus, as the House moves forward on legislation to reform the nation's class-action litigation (search) system, the Senate took up the debate Monday. Brian Wilson has the details.

Eric Shawn has the latest in the investigation into scandalous behavior at the United Nations in connection with the Iraq Oil-For-Food program (search).

Plus, Brit talks with the former CIA director James Woolsey (search).

We'll also talk with our all-star panel of FOX News contributors:

Mort Kondracke, executive editor of Roll Call

Charles Krauthammer, syndicated columnist

Mara Liasson, national political correspondent for National Public Radio

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— Guests and topics are subject to change