Topics and Guests, October 3

Tonight on Special Report with Brit Hume:

Democrats and Republicans in Congress begin closing ranks behind a resolution giving President Bush broad authority to use military force against Iraq.


•  Republicans are looking to the U.S. Supreme Court after New Jersey's top court rules that Democrats can replace Sen. Robert Torricelli with Sen. Frank Lautenberg on the November ballot.

•  Federal officials say they would accept a guilty plea from the man accused of trying to blow up an airplane with explosives in his shoes, but balk at withdrawing allegations he was trained by Al Qaeda.

Details on these stories and more on Special Report with Brit Hume.
— Guests and topics are subject to change