Topics: August 23
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In remarks to reporters outside an exclusive resort where he is vacationing, President Bush charged that anti-war protesters such as Cindy Sheehan (search), who want the troops brought home immediately, are "advocating a policy that would weaken the United States." On Iraq, Bush said that a democratic constitution "is going to be an important change in the broader Middle East." Wendell Goler has more.
Plus, Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld briefed reporters on Iraq today at the Pentagon. Bret Baier reports.
Then, Megyn Kendall has the details after WMAL Washington talk host Michael Graham (search) was fired by ABC Radio Networks for refusing to apologize for comments equating Islam and terrorism.
And, the Department of Transportation announces a new plan to require SUVs and light trucks to get better gas mileage. Mike Emanuel has a report.
Also, the head of the committee drafting Iraq's constitution said Tuesday that three days are not enough to win over the Sunni Arabs, and the document they rejected may ultimately have to be approved by parliament as is and taken to the people in a referendum. William La Jeunesse has the details from Iraq.
The final evacuations of settlers and their supporters in the West Bank (search) took place today. And FNC correspondent Jennifer Griffin was on the scene.
We'll also talk with our all-star panel of FOX News contributors about the day's headlines:
—Mort Kondracke, executive editor of Roll Call
—Charles Krauthammer, syndicated columnist
—Ceci Connolly, national correspondent for The Washington Post
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