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Iraqi security forces are on a mission to take terrorists off the streets. It's called Operation Lightning (search) and includes 40,000 troops setting up hundreds of checkpoints and going door-to-door in Baghdad next week. So will Operation Lightning be able to stop terrorists? Retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. James Carafano weighs in.

House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (search) is hot under the collar about an episode of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" that he says "slurred" him. But is DeLay overreacting? We'll ask Brian Anderson, author of "South Park Conservatives."

Then, Democrats block the vote on John Bolton (search) as U.N. ambassador again, trying to force the White House to release classified information about the controversial nominee, or perhaps to pick someone else for the job. Is Bolton's nomination dead? We'll get a fair and balanced debate from Republican strategist, Ed Rollins, and Democratic strategist, Chris Lehane.

And, Marine Corporal Jason Dunham (search) saved his two squad mates in Iraq last April by covering a live grenade with his helmet. Sadly, he died eight days later. Now he's being nominated for the Congressional Medal of Honor, the highest award for military courage. How did the war in Iraq change Corporal Dunham? We'll talk with Michael Phillips, staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal and author of "The Gift of Valor" which is about Corporal Dunham's journey.

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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."

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