Topics and Guests for May 18

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Senate Republicans begin debate on the judicial nomination of Priscilla Owen (search), hoping to break a Democratic block on Bush nominees. Will Republicans use a "nuclear option" to abolish Democratic filibusters on nominees? We'll ask Gov. James Gilmore, former RNC committee chairman.

Then, Steve Elmendorf, former Kerry campaign political director, weighs in.

And, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (search) says the judicial nominees have been left in political limbo and that only adds to the stress of the whole process. So what's it really like for the nominees? We'll get the lowdown from Judge Andrew Napolitano, FOX News' senior judicial analyst.

The U.S. Air Force seeks the president's approval to put weapons in orbit. But how will space weaponry protect the United States? We'll ask retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Tom McInerney.

Plus, how will Congress deal with steroids in sports? Rep. Cliff Stearns, chairman of the House Subcommittee on Commerce Trade and Consumer Protection, responds.

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