Topics and Guests: Jan. 6

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After yet another lengthy surgery, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's doctors said he showed "significant improvement." Mr. Sharon returned to intensive care, where he will remain in a drug-induced coma until Sunday. Amy Kellogg has the latest on the prime minister's commission.

Ariel Sharon's declining health has officials in Washington and the Middle East scrambling to adjust to the changing political scene. Just what would a peace process, absent Ariel Sharon, look like? James Rosen has the story.

Bret Baier sat down today with the top commander in Iraq, General George Casey. Casey says he will make another recommendation about troop reductions this spring, but warned that pulling troops out too quickly could lead to sectarian violence.

Iraq held its first Army Day today since the fall of Saddam Hussein. The day was also used to re-dedicate the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. David MacDougall has the story.

President Bush said America's economic performance in 2005 was "the envy of the industrialized world". Mr. Bush also said he's optimistic about the future of the U.S. economy, even as December's job numbers fell short. Carl Cameron has the story.

The hearings for Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito are set to begin on Monday, with questions expected to be very tough. Major Garrett has a preview.

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