Guests and Topics: December 23 & 26

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Extend your Christmas break... Celebrate with "Hannity & Colmes" on Friday and Monday!

Friday, December 23:

• President Bush has authorized a troop drawdown in Iraq. The announcement was made in the Iraqi city of Fallujah today by Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. The number of U.S. combat brigades in Iraq will be reduced from 17 down to 15. That means roughly 7,000 soldiers will be coming home in the new year. We'll have the latest on today's announcement.

• An update on the search for a serial rapist in Miami. We'll talk with former Washington, D.C. homicide detective Rod Wheeler.

• Should "American Taliban" aka John Walker Lindh have his sentence commuted by President Bush? His attorneys are reportedly exploring that option. But should the president grant their request?

We'll debate it with Julia Tarver an attorney for detainees held at Guantanamo and former CIA operative Wayne Simmons.

• Wait till you hear the latest on how the Mexican government is trying to block plans for a fence along the U.S. border...

Our Christmas presents to those in power... Just what does President Bush really need? We'll weigh in and you won't want to it!

Monday, December 26:

A very special group of people join us tonight:

• Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy Karen Hughes

• Country music duo Johnny and Donnie Van Zant

• President and CEO of Samaritan's Purse Franklin Graham,

• Country music star Lee Greenwood

Plus, it could happen to you! An eminent domain story you can't afford to miss!

These stories and much more ... don't miss "Hannity & Colmes" tonight at 9 p.m. ET!

--The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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"With guests who are 'in the middle of the fight,' we're able to hear their point-of-view on the topics, as well as advance our own feelings," said Hannity.

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