Topics and Guests, November 5

Tonight on Special Report with Brit Hume:

Millions of American voters are expected to go to the polls in midterm elections that could alter the balance of power not only in Congress, but among the nation's governors as well.


• Republicans hope to buck historical trends. Historically, sitting Republican presidents see their party lose House senators during midterm elections. But if some of the polls and pundits are correct, the GOP stands to hold its ground in the House this time around.

• Despite a list of tantalizing topics ranging from marijuana possession to genetically modified foods, most voters are holding their tongues and keeping a cap on the excitement that has accompanied initiatives in recent years.

• In a surprise move, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon dissolves parliament and calls new elections for early February after he fails to rebuild his crumbling government.

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