Topics: April 7

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Iraq's presidential council was sworn in Baghdad today. Ibrahim al-Jaafari (search), the new interim prime minister, has two weeks to name his cabinet, while Iraq's new President, Jalal Talabani, (search) pledged today to fight the growing insurgency inside Iraq. Steve Harrigan looks at the faces of Iraq’s new government.

President Bush met with Italian President Ciampi (search) and Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi in Rome today, joined by former presidents Bush and Clinton. Carl Cameron has the details.

The Bush Administration's picks to head both the FDA (search) and EPA (search) are being held up in committee because of concerns by some Senate Democrats over programs within each agency. Jim Angle looks at the debate and the delay of these two confirmations.

Threats of triggering the nuclear option continue to swirl on Capitol Hill, as a Senate Judiciary hearing scheduled for today was canceled. Major Garrett has a report on the Capitol Hill battle over judicial nominations.

Is terrorism suspect, Salim Ahmed Hamdan (search), who is thought to have been a driver and bodyguard for Usama bin Laden, a prisoner of war? Hamden was set to face a military tribunal (search) until U.S. District Judge James Robertson ruled that before any such tribunal, Hamdan is entitled to a hearing to determine his status. Mike Emanuel takes a look at the hearing.

Plus, Brit Hume talks with John Yoo, professor of law at the University of California at Berkeley and a former deputy assistant attorney general in the office of legal counsel of the Department of Justice, about military tribunals for accused terrorists.

We'll also talk with our all-star panel of FOX News contributors about this story and other political news of the day:

Charles Krauthammer, syndicated columnist

Juan Williams, senior correspondent for National Public Radio

Bill Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard

—The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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