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Ryan Newman is gearing up to smoke the competition this weekend in the Coca-Cola 600 (search). So how does he prepare for a 600-mile race? We'll ask him! NASCAR superstar Ryan Newman joins us.

Then, the GOP appears confident that their 55-to-44 majority will lead to John Bolton's confirmation. But Democrats say "Not so fast," signaling they may try to block the nomination. Should John Bolton be confirmed as U.N. ambassador? We'll get a fair and balanced debate from former House Majority Leader Dick Armey and former Democratic National Committee chairman, Terry McAuliffe.

And, U.S. and Iraqi forces launch another major offensive — Operation New Market (search) — trying to squash the insurgency and find Iraq's most wanted terrorist, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. So will Operation New Market be successful in curbing the brutal terrorists that have killed over 600 people in the past month in Iraq? Retired U.S. Marine Lt. Col. Bill Cowan, FOX News military analyst, weighs in.

Plus, the defense in Michael Jackson's molestation trial rested its case Wednesday and the pop star did not take the stand. So how did the defense do in presenting its case? We'll get the legal lowdown from criminal defense attorney, Melinda Singer, and former prosecutor, Douglas Burns.

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About the Show

Veteran newscaster John Gibson gets to the core of the most salient issues facing America today as host of FNC's hard-hitting primetime show "The Big Story with John Gibson."

Airing Monday through Friday at 5 p.m. ET, "The Big Story" gives you expert legal analysis from Judge Andrew Napolitano.

"The Big Story with John Gibson" is one of the reasons that FOX News Channel is the most watched news network in daytime.

Note: All guests and topics subject to change