Topics: April 22

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Friday, April 22:

President Bush named Marine Gen. Peter Pace (search) the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, replacing Air Force Gen. Richard Myers (search). If confirmed by the Senate, Pace would become the first Marine to become the nation’s most senior military officer. Bret Baier takes a look at what Pace would bring to the War on Terror.

Republicans are moving the Senate toward a final confrontation with Democrats over the blocking of President Bush's judicial nominations, even as internal polling shows that most Americans don't support their plan to ban judicial filibusters. Carl Cameron has a report. Plus, we’ll have analysis from Michael Barone, senior writer, U.S. News & World Report.

Major Garrett covers the latest in the battle over John Bolton's nomination as ambassador to the United Nations, including published reports that former secretary of state, Colin Powell (search) is emerging as a behind-the-scenes player in the clash over the nomination.

A federal judge will accept a guilty plea from the man once believed to be the "20th hijacker" in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, Zacarias Moussaoui (search). The French-Moroccan has only confessed to being a member of Al Qaeda and pledging his loyalty to Usama bin Laden. His wish to enter the plea and likely face the death penalty are against the advice of his attorneys. There is speculation that part of Moussaoui's motivation is he may want to be seen as a martyr for Al Qaeda. Catherine Herridge has the details.

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

Fred Barnes, executive editor of The Weekly Standard

Mort Kondracke, executive editor of Roll Call

Ceci Connolly, national correspondent for The Washington Post

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