Topics: March 16

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Wednesday, March 16:

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• In a press conference where President Bush announced Defense Deputy Secretary Paul Wolfowitz (search) as his choice to head the World Bank, he addressed a number of topics including Iraq and Iran and declined to set a timetable for bringing American forces home. Carl Cameron has the details.

• Iraq's first freely elected parliament in half a century began its opening session today after a series of explosions targeted the gathering. Caroline Shively has a report.

• President Bush urged members of Congress to talk to their constituents about the Social Security (search) recess during the coming holiday recess. Minority Democrats already were ready with a message, but not the one Bush wants. Jim Angle has the details.

• Major Garrett reports on Sen. Byrd’s address to MoveOn PAC (search) about "extremist judges" and the "nuclear option," the day before Senate Judiciary is scheduled to vote on a controversial judge.

• Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (search) met today with the leaders of India and voiced her concern over the gas pipeline partnership between India and Iran. James Rosen explains.

• Today, President Bush voiced his confidence in Majority Leader Tom DeLay (search), which was echoed by members of the GOP, but Brian Wilson reports that Democrats aren't so confident.

Bret Baier continues to report while on the road with Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman, General Richard Myers (search) in Iraq.

• In the Middle East, Mike Tobin covers the Israeli pullout from Jericho and the takeover of security by the Palestinians.

• Plus, we'll also talk with our all-star panel of FOX News contributors about the political news of the day:

Fred Barnes, executive editor of The Weekly Standard

Mort Kondracke, executive editor of Roll Call

Mara Liasson, national political correspondent at National Public Radio

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