Topics and Guests for February 8

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The latest polls show President Bush's approval rating is on the rise. Will this help as he hits the road to sell his budget and plan for Social Security (search) reform? We'll ask former RNC spokeswoman Genevieve Wood and Democratic strategist Dan Gerstein.

What role did the U.S. play in the latest ceasefire in the Middle East? That's the big question for former presidential adviser David Gergen, professor of public service at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government and director of its Center for Public Leadership.

Does Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's visit to your France represent a chance for a fresh start with our estranged ally? We'll investigate with John Miller, co-author of "Our Oldest Enemy: A History of America's Disastrous Relationship with France."

Plus, is former Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean a lock to be the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee? We'll ask Donnie Fowler, former candidate for DNC chair.

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