Topics and Guests for May 24

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Jay Leno's testimony did little to bolster the defense's case that the family of Michael Jackson's accuser targeted celebrities to try to bilk them out of money. So did Leno's testimony do more harm than good for the pop star's defense? We'll ask former prosecutor, John Kelly, and criminal defense attorney, David Oblon.

Then, a handful of senators from both sides of the aisle hammered out a last minute compromise Monday to end the filibuster showdown. So who came out the winner in the judicial fight? We'll get a fair and balanced debate from Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson, R-Texas, and Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M.

And, after a lost Cessna (search) wandered into restricted airspace over Washington earlier this month, the Department of Homeland Security may ask for authority to use lethal force in these situations. But could shared responsibility with the Pentagon work in a real emergency? Retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Dr. James Carafano, senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation, weighs in.

Plus, Syria says they're severing ties with the U.S. Military and CIA because we're too hard on them. But can we stop the insurgency in Iraq without Syria's help? We'll ask Robert Jordan, former U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

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