Topics and Guests: Jan. 5

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• Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon suffers a massive stroke and his return to power remains in question. We’ll have the latest from Jerusalem, plus analysis on what new leadership might mean for the future of Middle East peace. We'll have a report from Amy Kellogg in Jerusalem. Plus, Major Garrett has reaction from President Bush.

President Bush today reached back across the decades to make his case and solicit feedback on the war in Iraq from former top White House advisors of both political parties. Correspondent Wendell Goler reports on the president's latest move to re-shape public opinion on the war.

The battle over the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito is heating up even before the Senate begins its hearings next week. With ads both for and against Alito hitting the airwaves Wednesday, correspondent Brian Wilson tells us that today there was a struggle for control of a news conference.

Then, over 110 people were killed in Iraq by suicide bombers in south and central Iraq on Thursday. General Peter Pace held a briefing at the Pentagon and answered questions about the situation in Iraq. Bret Baier has the details.

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— Guests and topics are subject to change