Topics and Guests for December 22

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The Senate reauthorizes the Patriot Act in its current form for six months thus allowing lawmakers to revisit controversial portions of the act that have been subject to extensive opposition. FOX's Major Garrett has the details.

Then, we'll get reaction from Ronald Kessler, author of "The Bureau."

And, the TSA's new airport screening rules go into effect today. Scissors and small tools are no longer banned from flights. We'll get reaction from American Airlines flight attendant Lori Bassani, spokesperson for the Association of Professional Flight Attendants.

Plus, NYC transit union leaders end a crippling bus and subway strike. Judge Andrew Napolitano, FOX News senior judicial analyst, weighs in.

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Note: All guests and topics subject to change