Topics and Guests for December 19

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President Bush held a year-end news conference Monday morning, where he defended the use of a domestic eavesdropping program and called for Democrats to stop their "delaying tactics" and reauthorize the controversial Patriot Act. FOX's Greg Kelly is live with the details.

Then, Vice President Dick Cheney says the order to spy on people in the U.S. was necessary to prevent terrorism. We'll get reaction from Judge William Webster, former FBI director in the Carter and Reagan administrations and a former CIA director under Reagan and George H.W. Bush.

They're known as "Dr. Germ" and "Mrs. Anthrax" — two prominent members of Saddam's regime. Now they're among roughly two dozen high-level detainees released by U.S. officials. FOX's Bret Baier has the details.

And, is President Bush's media blitz working? We'll get a fair and balanced debate from Republican strategist Terry Holt, a former national spokesman for the Bush-Cheney 2004 campaign, and Steve Elmendorf, former political director of John Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign.

Plus, a new study says almost all major media outlets tilt to the left. We'll get the lowdown from Jeffrey Milyo, co-author of the study.

Real journalism: fair and balanced. That's why we're No. 1 — FOX News Channel.

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