Topics and Guests for May 19

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As Senate leaders begin a second day of debate, some moderate lawmakers indicate a compromise regarding a possible showdown over judicial filibusters could come sometime Thursday. But if no compromise is met, will Republicans use the so-called "nuclear option" (search) to end judicial filibusters? We'll get a fair and balanced debate from Senator David Vitter, R-La., and Donnie Fowler, former DNC chair candidate.

Then, Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari (search) calls on neighboring countries to help prevent foreign terrorists from crossing into Iraq as a series of attacks killed at least 13 Iraqis and one American soldier. Will Iraq's border countries help stop the infiltration of foreign insurgents sneaking into Iraq? We'll ask Jed Babbin, former deputy undersecretary of Defense.

And, the judge in Michael Jackson's molestation trial denies Larry King (search) from taking the stand. So, what kind of blow does King not testifying deal to the defense? Criminal defense attorney Anne Bremner weighs in.

Plus, a new study says adolescents aren't lazy, but suffer from "cognitive limitations." In fact, they aren't fully developed to multi-task until age 16 or 17. So why can't adolescents do two things at once? We'll get the lowdown from Dr. Eric Braverman, memory specialist and author of "The Edge Effect."

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