Topics and Guests for December 28

The White House is pledging $15 million dollars in aid to Southeast Asian nations hit by tsunamis (search). But a United Nations official says that's not enough. Is the United States being "stingy" with tsunami aid?

How will recent attacks on Iraqi security forces affect the goal of securing the country? That's the big question for retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Daniel Christman.

President Bush has some bold plans for his second term. But what will it take to get the president's agenda on track? We'll get a fair and balanced debate from Republican strategist David Carney and Democratic strategist Steve Murphy.

Plus, Republicans have strength in numbers on Capitol Hill, so Democrats are going to have to pick their battles wisely. What can we expect? We'll get a read from Professor Larry Sabato of the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics.

And, a new audiotape from Usama bin Laden (search) gives a vote a confidence to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and tries to rally more Muslims to the cause of killing Americans. Will they listen to his message? We'll ask Noah Feldman, author of "What We Owe Iraq."

All of that... and more on "The Big Story With John Gibson" at 5 p.m. ET.

Note: All guests and topics subject to change

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Veteran newscaster John Gibson gets to the core of the most salient issues facing America today as host of FNC's hard-hitting primetime show The Big Story with John Gibson, airing Monday through Friday at 5 p.m. ET, with expert legal analysis from Judge Andrew Napolitano and in-depth interviews and reports from correspondent Heather Nauert.