Topics: April 14

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The president took questions from a group of newspaper editors today, with his remarks focusing mainly on Social Security (search). President Bush reiterated his feeling that there is a serious problem and that Congress needs to act now. Carl Cameron has a report.

The first of President Bush's second term appellate nominees has been voted out of the Senate Judiciary Committee. The vote on Thomas Griffith (search) broke the long-standing judicial gridlock between Republicans and Democrats, with four Democrats voting in favor of Griffith. Major Garrett has the details.

With the vote on the nomination of John Bolton (search) being pushed off until next week, James Rosen takes a look at what is going on behind the scenes in the confirmation process.

And members of Congress had harsh words today for European nations who back the lifting of the Chinese arms embargo (search). The EU embargo has been in place since the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre. Jim Angle has a report.

Plus, indictments were announced today for three men said to have been involved in the U.N. Oil-for-Food scandal (search). Jonathan Hunt examines the Texas oilman and two associates from Britain and Bulgaria, who were all charged with being part of a scheme to pay millions of dollars in secret kickbacks to Saddam Hussein's regime.

And two car bombs detonated near the Interior Ministry in Baghdad today, killing as many as 18. Greg Kelly has a report from Iraq.

We'll also talk with our all-star panel of FOX News contributors about the political news of the day:

Fred Barnes, executive editor for The Weekly Standard

Mort Kondracke, executive editor of Roll Call

Mara Liasson, national political reporter for National Public Radio

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