Topics and Guests, August 2

Tonight on Special Report with Brit Hume.

Wendell Goler reports: Before leaving for a vacation in Kennebunkport, Maine, President Bush praised lawmakers on Capitol Hill for their hard work.

Guest preview: Charles Duelfer, visiting residential scholar at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and a former U.N. weapons inspector.


James Rosen reports: Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., says he and his colleagues are refusing requests by the FBI to take polygraphs, as part of the agency's investigation of leaks from a congressional inquiry into intelligence gathering before Sept. 11.

Bret Baier reports: Afghan President Hamid Karzai dismissed allegations — made by Afghan citizens — that U.S. aircraft conducted air strikes that killed dozens of civilians at a wedding, and then covered up evidence of the carnage.

Dari Alexander reports: FOX News talks to America's top military official in Afghanistan, Lieutenant General Dan McNeill. How much longer will U.S. forces remain in the region?

David Lee Miller reports: Israeli troops storm the city of Nablus with hundreds of armed vehicles, and clashed with Palestinians in several places in the West Bank and the Gaza strip.

Jonathan Serrie reports: Lamar Alexander is back — and locked in a tight race for a Tennessee's open U.S. Senate seat. He won a hard-fought Republican primary, and now has to face some well-rested Democratic competiton.

Brian Wilson reports: A federal judge warned the Bush administration that he would reject any White House effort to block the release of records on Vice President Dick Cheney's energy task force, unless government lawyers provide specific reasons for keeping the documents secret.

Details on this story and more on Special Report with Brit Hume.

— Guests and topics are subject to change