Guests and Topics: December 16

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December 16:

Did the Bush Administration really authorize the NSA to eavesdrop on Americans without warrants? We’ll ask former Department of Justice official Victoria Toensing.

And, the White House strikes a deal with Arizona Senator John McCain calling for a law banning cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment of prisoners in American custody. Is this a significant setback for the president? We’ll debate it.

Then, we'll get the latest from Iraq and the impact on this week’s historic vote from “War Stories” host Col. Oliver North.

And, we’ll introduce you to folk hero Jesse Hardy. As Florida pursues it’s wilderness restoration project, he’s the last Everglades holdout who reluctantly accepted $4.95 million for the 160 acres of land he lived on in his hand-built cabin. He’s one angry fellow – and he tells his personal eminent domain story to Sean and Alan tonight

Also, are the wave of disasters that hit us during 2005 a sign from God? Two of the country’s most famous evangelists, Tim and Beverly Lahaye, weigh in.

Plus, sex obsessed Howard Stern says he plans to offer up a regular segment on his new censorship-free Sirius Satellite Radio called "Confessions from the Bunny Ranch," in which he will wire a room at the famed Nevada home of legal prostitution. Sound like a good idea? We’ll ask Bunny Ranch owner Dennis Hof and some of his ‘bunnies’ tonight!

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