Topics: April 19

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Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany, the Vatican's chief overseer of doctrine, assumed the name Benedict XVI (search) Tuesday after he was elected pope of the Roman Catholic Church following one of the shortest conclaves in history. Chris Wallace has a report.

Although Joseph Ratzinger spent nearly 25 years as the leading advisor on church doctrine, he was not without his critics. Some have called him a hard-liner who cracked down on those who wanted to steer the church away from its roots. Greg Burke has a profile of the new pope.

Plus, host Brit Hume talks with Monsignor William Kerr, director of the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center about the role of the new pope.

And the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is set to vote on the nomination of John Bolton (search) as U.N. ambassador today. The day was not without political maneuvering however, as Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid attempted to prevent the vote from taking place. Major Garrett has the latest.

House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (search) defended himself against ethics charges today, saying that because Democrats have no agenda, their only tactic is to attack conservatives. Brian Wilson has a report.

Bret Baier has the latest from Iraq after a suicide car bomb blew up outside an Iraqi army recruitment center today, killing a dozen people and wounding more than 50.

And in the second part of a special report on Haiti, Eric Shawn tells us that while most people in the country welcome democracy, there are some who long for the return of ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide (search).

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

Mort Kondracke, executive editor of Roll Call

Mara Liasson, national political correspondent for NPR

Charles Krauthammer, syndicated columnist

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