July 8, 2007

Our guests this week include:
Rep. Chris Van Hollen , (D-MD), Chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Rep. Chris Cannon , (R-UT), Judiciary Committee

Rep. Pete Hoekstra , (R-MI), Intelligence Committee

This week: A political firestorm erupts over President Bush's decision to commute the jail sentence of former senior White House adviser Lewis “Scooter” Libby. While Libby faces a hefty fine and probation, Democrats are accusing the White House of cronyism in the wake of Libby's conviction for perjury and obstruction of justice. Even some Republicans are attacking the White House from the right for not granting Libby a full pardon. What will the reaction be on Capitol Hill next week when Congress returns from vacation? We will speak to two key members of the House to discuss the fallout, Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Rep. Chris Cannon (R-UT).

Then, investigators discover some U.S. links to the recent London terror plot as Al Qaeda's number two leader releases a new tape threatening further strikes. Is the U.S. facing an attack on the homeland and what is the latest intelligence saying about what Al Qaeda's potential? For answers we turn to the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-MI).

Plus, our panel discusses the effect of the Libby commutation and the latest from the 2008 presidential race as the candidates release their fundraising totals. Who are the winners and losers? Joining us for the always-lively discussion will be:

Bill Kristol of the Weekly Standard
Fred BarnesBeltway Boys co-host
Mara Liasson of National Public Radio

FOX News Washington Managing Editor Brit Hume fills in for Chris this week, so Check your local listings and we'll see you on the next FOX News Sunday,

Marty Ryan, Executive Producer