Topics: April 28

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Thursday, April 28:

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (search) offered a deal to Democrats Thursday to break the filibuster deadlock over President Bush's judicial nominees but it appeared unlikely that Democrats will accept the plan. Brit has an exclusive interview with Frist to find out if his plan can end the impasse over judicial nominees.

After nearly three months of political wrangling, Iraq's interim National Assembly (search) approved a partial Cabinet, ushering in the country's first elected government since the fall of Saddam Hussein and raising hopes for an end to the insurgency. Bret Baier has the details.

Plus, the Republicans are unveiling a plan they hope will sway the Democrats to give them an up or down vote on judicial nominees rather than use the nuclear option. Major Garrett (search) explains.

And in the battle over U.N. nominee John Bolton (search), Republican and Democratic foreign relations committee staff members are conducting joint interviews in an effort to gain more information on Bolton. James Rosen has more.

President Bush (search) addresses the nation tonight in his first formal press conference in over a year, the fourth of his Presidency. Mr. Bush's opening remarks are expected to focus mainly on social security. Jim Angle gives us a preview.

Russian President Vladimir Putin (search) is in Israel on an historic visit. While there he said that Iran needs to do a better job assuring the world community that they will not acquire nuclear weapons and that missiles, he has agreed to sell to Syria, are no threat to Israel. Mike Tobin has a report.

Plus, 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

Mara Liasson, national political correspondent for NPR

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