Topics: April 15

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President Bush (search) traveled to Kirtland, Ohio today to talk about Social Security. Mr. Bush chose the Buckeye state because 90 percent of its state and local officials have opted out of the traditional Social Security system, instead choosing to pay into a defined contribution plan like the Thrift Savings Plan. Carl Cameron has the details.

And another State Department official has allegedly charged the president's nominee for U.N. ambassador with abuse of power. James Rosen examines Rexon Ryu (search), an expert on nonproliferation issues in the Middle East, who was reportedly removed from his duties after failing to produce a document requested by John Bolton (search).

The recent battle on the Hill over judicial nominations (search) has put filibusters in the spotlight. Are filibusters really a new issue when it comes to judicial fights? Would a GOP move to end them really change the rules in the middle of the game as some Democrats charge? Major Garrett takes a look at filibusters from a historical perspective.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has launched a new attack on Tom DeLay and the ethics violations swirling around him. Are their tactics fair or have they crossed a line? Wendell Goler investigates.

Now that indictments have been announced in the U.N. Oil-for-Food scandal (search), questions are being raised about the unnamed, high-ranking U.N. officials who may have taken bribes. Jonathan Hunt has the details.

Also, a chapel in the San Bernardino Mountains (search) has been at the center of a heated battle between the Mormon Church (search) and local environmentalists. The church says the chapel will fill a much needed religious void in the area, but environmentalists charge the building is not only being built on land better suited for recreation, but will be harmful to a sensitive wildlife habitat. Anita Vogel takes a fair and balanced look at the controversy.

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

Charles Krauthammer, syndicated columnist

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