On FOX News Sunday this week: As the politics of the war on terrorism heat up, the President is hitting some roadblocks on Capitol Hill as he seeks approval for some of the key tools he believes the nation needs to fight terror. We will discuss the latest with President Bush's point man on intelligence and a key House GOP leader.
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Our guests this week include:
• Amb. John Negroponte, Director of National Intelligence
• Rep. John Boehner (R-OH), House Majority Leader
The administration faces a Republican rebellion in Congress as it attempts to gain approval for two key tools in the war on terrorism — new interrogation techniques for prisoners, and the NSA warrantless surveillance program. With President Bush's former Secretary of State Colin Powell joining some key Senate Republicans in opposing current White House plans, is the administration overreaching, or are new tools required to fight a new enemy? And with key votes set for next week, what are the prospects for compromise between the President and Congress over these significant issues? We will discuss the latest with John Negroponte, the Director of National Intelligence.
Then, this week House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) questioned whether Democrats were “more interested in protecting the terrorists than protecting the American people?” With Republicans like Sens. John McCain and John Warner now questioning White House terrorism tools and tactics, does he feel the same way about leaders in his own party? As the GOP seeks to make national security and terrorism key campaign issues this November, how will the splits within the party impact the effort to maintain the majority? For answers and insights about the rest of the current Congressional calendar and Republican prospects in the midterm elections, we turn to House Majority Leader, Rep. John Boehner (R-OH).
Our FOX News Sunday panel will then provide its analysis of the political debate on the war on terror and its impact on the upcoming midterm elections. The panel will include FOX News Managing Editor Brit Hume, Weekly Standard Editor Bill Kristol, Fortune Magazine Washington Correspondent Nina Easton, and NPR National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson.
Finally, our power player this week is JoGayle Howard, the National Zoo scientist who helped breed one of Washington's most popular celebrities, the one year old Giant Panda, Tai-Shan.
So check your local listings and we'll see you on the next FOX News Sunday,