Topics and Guests for September 7

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New Orleans' mayor orders the mandatory evacuation of the devastated Crescent City, by force, if necessary. An estimated 10,000 residents still remain in New Orleans, refusing to heed orders to leave. Is the mayor legally allowed to forcibly remove residents from their homes? We'll get the lowdown from Judge Andrew Napolitano, FOX News' senior judicial analyst.

Hurricane Katrina's blow through the Gulf is widening the divide on Capitol Hill. Many Democrats blame the president for the slow response, while Republicans argue leadership begins at the local level. But can the botched response be pinned to one group or government? Newsday columnist Ellis Henican, a FOX News political analyst, weighs in.

Then, the head of FEMA is taking the brunt of the criticism for the slow Katrina response after internal documents show they waited five hours before seeking help from the Department of Homeland Security. So how prepared is the U.S. to handle huge disasters? We'll get insight from Rep. Jane Harman, D-Calif.

And, the EPA says even skin contact with the floodwaters in New Orleans is dangerous. So should the contaminated water continue to be pumped into Lake Pontchartrain (search)? We'll ask Frank Manheim, former geochemist for the U.S. Geological Survey and co-author of a report on pollution in Lake Pontchartrain.

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