Topics and Guests for December 5

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High tension in a Baghdad courtroom today as a defiant Saddam Hussein makes his third appearance before an Iraqi judge. Not only did Saddam's defense team challenge the legitimacy of the court again, his lawyers even walked out of the room at one point.

In response to one witness' testimony, the ousted Iraqi dictator said he's "not afraid of execution." FOX's Greg Palkot is live in Baghdad with more.

Then, we'll get legal reaction from Judge Andrew Napolitano, FOX News' senior judicial analyst.

The former 9/11 commission gives the White House and Congress a bad grade when it comes to preparing the U.S. for another terror attack. One specific area the government received an "F" in was homeland security spending for cities most at risk. So is there a problem with where the money is really going? Frank Cilluffo, former special assistant to President Bush for homeland security, weighs in.

President Bush says our best economic days are ahead of us. We'll get reaction from U.S. Treasury Secretary John Snow.

Plus, is it fair to blame the U.S. for Iraqi troop readiness? Radio talk show host Michael Reagan weighs in.

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