Karl Frisch, Exec. Director of Allied Progress, calls in at 9am ET / 6am PT to preview tonight’s Fox News GOP debate

• Health care reform expert Jacki Schechner calls in at 10:30am ET / 7:30am PT for “Jacki’s Healthcare Corner”

Marvez• Comedian and radio host Monique Marvez joins us in the Los Angeles Bureau at 11am ET / 8am PT to hang with us for the hour

• A man armed with a hatchet and a pellet gun unleashed a volley of pepper spray at audience members inside a Tennessee movie theater Wednesday before being fired at by a police officer and shot dead by a SWAT team as he tried to escape out a back door, police said.

• Malaysia’s transport minister said Thursday that a Malaysian team in the French territory of Reunion Island had collected other plane debris, including a window and some aluminum foil. But Liow Tiong Lai says he cannot confirm they belong to Malaysia Airlines flight 370.

• President Obama defended the nuclear deal with Iran Wednesday, arguing that it continues a successful legacy of “strong, principled diplomacy” put forth by former President John F. Kennedy in 1963 that helped win the Cold War.

• The first televised debate between the top 10 GOP contenders for president will air tonight at 9pm ET / 6pm PT on Fox News. The remaining contenders will debate at 5pm ET / 2pm PT.