Topics and Guests for February 9

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Will President Bush have trouble lining up support from his own party for Social Security (search) reform and his budget? We'll ask Doug Hattaway, Democratic strategist, and Betsy Hart, conservative columnist for the Scripps Howard News Service.

Plus, how can Baltimore's mayor compare the president's budget to terrorism? That's the big question for Ellis Henican, Newsday columnist and FOX News contributor.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says Syria (search) is part of the problem in the Middle East. Is Syria sponsoring terrorism? FOX News' Heather Nauert investigates with Patrick Clawson, deputy director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

What role will NATO play in the showdown with Iran and continuing conflict in Iraq? That's the big question for Amb. Robert Hunter, former U.S. ambassador to NATO.

Plus, embattled University of Colorado Professor Ward Churchill (search) is refusing to apologize for his controversial comments. Can he be fired? We'll get the legal lowdown from Judge Andrew Napolitano, FOX News senior judicial analyst.

And, under federal law, illegal immigrants are entitled to emergency services and public education for their children. Is that all they should be entitled to? We'll ask Colorado State Rep. Dave Schultheis.

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Note: All guests and topics subject to change