News & Views: Secretary of State Rice testimony before the Senate Appropriations Committee this morning on the 2008 State Department budget. Senate Homeland Security & Govt'l Affairs Full Committee Hearing on Islamic Extremism. We expect a House floor vote today on Iraq funding. Woodrow Wilson Center President Lee Hamilton speaks to Voice of America's Persian Service about the case of imprisoned Iranian-American Haleh Esfandiari, the director of the U.S. Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars' Middle East program. Inside Iran interview with an Amir Kabir student protester.  

Manook Khodabakhshian, a television producer and political analyst joins Roundtable to discuss the latest on the case of jailed Iranian-American Haleh Esfandiari.

Late Edition reports on the sharp increase of civilian deaths by insurgents in Afghanistan.

NewsTalk discusses U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and Vice President's trip to the region with journalist Homa Sarshar, energy consultant Rob Sophani and journalist Elahe Bograt.