Topics and Guests: Jan. 4

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• President Bush's re-election campaign will give charity thousands of dollars in campaign contributions connected to lobbyist Jack Abramoff, the White House said Wednesday, as the government pressed forward with a broad-ranging corruption investigation. Major Garrett will bring us the details tonight.

• Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito was unanimously declared "well-qualified" by the American Bar Association, the highest rating given by the association. Will this give Alito’s nomination a boost? We’ll have a report from Brian Wilson.

• And Vice President Cheney defended President Bush's authorization of warrantless wiretaps and even suggested that if they'd been used earlier, two of the 9/11 hijackers could have been stopped. Jim Angle has the latest on the NSA eavesdropping controversy.

• Then, President Bush met with the top military commanders from Iraq and Afghanistan and gave a progress report on the War on Terror Wednesday. Wendell Goler reports that he was optimistic, noting that the number of attacks during the election had decreased.

• Plus, correspondent Greg Burke will give us an update on Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s condition after he was rushed to the hospital possibly suffering another stroke.

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— Guests and topics are subject to change