Coming Up on FOX News Sunday

Chris Wallace
Sunday, October 8, 2006

On FOX News Sunday this week:

The controversy over former congressman Mark Foley’s explicit communications with House pages hit fever pitch this week with questions as to whether top GOP leaders adequately investigated early warnings. Could the scandal spell doom for Republican hopes of maintaining their Congressional majorities? We will assess the political fallout with key congressional leaders.

What did they know and when did they know it? The Foley bombshell put Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert and key Republican leaders on the defensive this week with an uproar from influential conservatives accusing Republicans of failing to address allegations regarding Foley’s conduct for nearly a year. Though the Speaker has survived the first wave of party infighting and calls for his resignation, what will be the fallout from the scandal with less then 30 days before the midterm elections? Will the Ethics Committee and Justice Department investigations adequately address the issue in the short term, or has the scandal caused irreparable political damage? With Republicans already seeking to overcome major challenges, including a sluggish economy and escalating violence in Iraq, will the Foley scandal end all hopes of keeping their hold on Congress?

Our FOX News Sunday panel will then discuss the Foley revelations and their potential impact on the midterm elections as well as the latest political events. The panel will include Fox News Managing Editor Brit Hume, Weekly Standard Editor Bill Kristol, NPR Senior National Correspondent Juan Williams and NPR National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson.

Finally, our Power Player this week is honoring the nation’s Air Force veterans by building a soaring memorial over the Washington skyline.

So check your local listings and we'll see you on the next FOX News Sunday ,

Chris Wallace