Topics and Guests, November 19

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Friday, Nov. 19:

President Bush headed to Santiago, Chile for the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit (search), but it was his outgoing Secretary of State who was making news. Colin Powell told reporters this week that he suspects Iran is planning to build both a nuclear warhead along with the missile that could carry it. FOX News White House correspondent Wendell Goler reports.

And, in Washington, an Iranian resistance group rallied today to protest a State department report that labels one of its leaders a terrorist. The group accuses Iran of planning to develop a nuclear bomb and hiding the true extent of its nuclear program from international inspectors and claims its members are freedom fighters seeking democracy. FOX News correspondent Megyn Kendall has the story.

The Pentagon (search) says that they may be closing in on Usama bin Laden, Bret Baier will bring us the latest from the there.

Plus, the opening of the Clinton Presidential Library (search) in Little Rock, Arkansas Thursday was not only a time for reflection on Clinton's presidency, but also a time for Democratic leaders to assess what went wrong in the Kerry campaign and how to fix it. Now John Kerry himself has offered some of his thoughts. FOX News chief political correspondent Carl Cameron reports.

U.S. forces in Fallujah, Iraq are now conducting a two-handed mission. FOX News correspondent Steve Harrigan reports from Iraq.

We'll also talk to two rising stars of Congress who are in town for their orientation.

And House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) comes out swinging against Democrats who have accused him of ethics violations. It's high drama on Capitol Hill (search) — and FOX news correspondent Molly Henneberg joins us to unravel the plot and the characters.

Plus, the legacies of Bill Clinton (search) and John Kerry appear to be a Democratic Party exercise in contrast and compare. We'll ask the FOX all-star contributors to analyze Kerry's new assessment of what went wrong in his campaign:

Fred Barnes, executive editor of The Weekly Standard

Mort Kondracke, executive editor of Roll Call

Charles Krauthammer, syndicated columnist

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Hume wraps up each program with a lively roundtable discussion featuring Mara Liasson of National Public Radio, Fred Barnes of The Weekly Standard and Mort Kondracke of Roll Call.

— Guests and topics are subject to change