Sunday, January 30 Edition
Insurgents stepped up attacks Thursday against polling centers across Iraq (search), killing at least a dozen people, including a U.S. Marine, in the rebel campaign to frighten Iraqis away from participating in this weekend's election.
To protect voters on Sunday, hundreds of American soldiers began moving out of their massive garrison on the western edge of Baghdad to take up positions at smaller bases throughout the city to respond more quickly to any Election Day attacks.
Sunni Muslim insurgents have threatened to disrupt the balloting, when Iraqis choose a 275-member National Assembly and governing councils in the country's 18 provinces. Voters in the Kurdish self-governing area of the north will select a new regional parliament.
Will Election Day in Iraq be marked by high turnout, or marred by violence? And what’s the goal of America’s foreign policy for the next four years? For answers, we turn to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (search).
Plus, we'll check in with Shepard Smith, host of "The FOX Report," live in Baghdad.
And, we'll get powerful political punditry from Brit Hume, FOX News Washington managing editor; and FOX News contributors Mara Liasson of National Public Radio; Bill Kristol of The Weekly Standard, and Juan Williams of National Public Radio.