Topics and Guests for May 17

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George Galloway, the firebrand British member of Parliament who has been accused of accepting oil vouchers as part of the Oil-for-Food (search) scandal, tells U.S. lawmakers Tuesday he did nothing wrong and accused the United States of diverting attention from their own crimes in Iraq by implicating him. Is he telling the truth?

Senate leaders are hitting a brick wall in their efforts to hammer out a compromise on President Bush's judicial nominees. Why exactly are Democrats blocking Bush's judicial nominees? We'll ask Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill.

Then, will Republicans use their so-called nuclear option which uses its majority power to stop the Democrats filibusters? Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, R-Miss., weighs in.

And, the ACLU is suing the Bush administration for funding a faith-based initiative promoting abstinence in Massachusetts. But why shouldn't the government fund faith-based abstinence programs? We'll get a fair and balanced debate from Matthew Staver, president of Liberty Counsel, and Rabbi Jack Moline, vice chair on the Board of Directors of the Interfaith Alliance.

Plus, is Iran trying to control Iraq's new government. We'll ask Richard Murphy, former ambassador to Saudi Arabia and Syria.

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