Topics: October 11

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Tuesday, October 11:

President Bush continues to defend his selection of Harriet Miers (search) to fill Sandra Day O'Connor's seat on the Supreme Court. Mr. Bush says he's not surprised some of his conservative critics are unhappy about his choice of Miers because she's not from what he calls "the judicial monastery." But will the chorus of criticism ultimately take a toll on Miers or will she be confirmed? We'll bring you our special report this evening.

Then, President Bush reiterated his steadfast support for Harriet Miers as he toured the region devastated by Hurricane Katrina. The first lady also voiced her support for the president's Supreme Court nominee calling Miers "an excellent choice." And in Texas, over 2,000 pages of documents were released from Miers' time as chair of the Texas Lottery Commission. Carl Cameron has the details.

And, noted conservative Dr. James Dobson, chairman of Focus on the Family, has come under fire recently for comments he made about Harriet Miers' background. In his radio show last week, Dr. Dobson said he was told things that he "probably shouldn't know" about Miers' record. Dobson will set the record straight Tuesday and will record a message clarifying those comments. We'll get the lowdown from FOX's Jim Angle.

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