Guests and Topics: January 5
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Tonight on Hannity & Colmes:
• Democratic frontrunner Howard Dean (search) lines up another key endorsement from a former senator just two weeks before the Iowa caucuses. Will Dean keep his lead status or is it still anyone's race in Iowa?
The year of presidential politics has begun. We'll assess the 2004 White House race with FNC political analyst Dick Morris.
Also, Democratic strategist Peter Fenn and Kelly Anne Conway, president of The Polling Company offer analysis.
• Steve Irwin (search), known worldwide for his Crocodile Hunter show on the Animal Planet network in which he gets up close and personal to exotic and dangerous creatures -- sometimes too close to escape getting bitten by the beasts, has come under fire for a stunt in which he fed a crocodile with one hand while cradling his month-old son, Robert, in the other.
Irwin claims his son was safe at all times and this was an educational experience for the infant -- But could the crocodile have pounced on the baby and turned this exploit into a tragedy? Animal Expert Jack Hanna weighs in.
• The Department of Homeland Security launches a program to fingerprint and photograph some visiting foreigners. Will this help keep us safe from terrorists trying to enter the U.S.? Or, is it a credible theory that is sure to be full of kinks when put into practice?
Faiz Rehman, president of the National Council Of Pakistani-Americans, joins the debate.
• After 14 years of denials, Pete Rose (search) has finally come clean and publicly admitted for the first time that he bet on baseball while manager of the Cincinnati Reds. Could this acknowledgement help end his ban from baseball and possibly lead to his induction into the Hall of Fame?
Woody Paige of the Denver Post weighs in.
• At times a political campaign can get down and dirty, but is comparing an American president to Adolf Hitler (search) going too far? Wait until you see this political ad that was submitted to the Website Moveon.org. Wayne Madsen, co-author of America's Nightmare: The Presidency of George Bush II, joins the discussion.
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--The Associated Press contributed to this report
-All guests and topics subject to change