Topics and Guests, February 4

Tonight on Special Report with Brit Hume:

• Having managed to read President Bush's five-volume budget in a matter of hours, U.S. lawmakers responded quickly and predictably to the president's $2.23 trillion proposal, with Republicans praising it and Democrats blasting it.

Can the Bush budget expect bipartisan support, or politics as usual?

• A nation in mourning turned its eyes toward Houston Tuesday, as President Bush leads the country in paying tribute to the seven heroes who died aboard the space shuttle Columbia. Bush vowed Monday that American astronauts would return to space, even as he expressed sadness at the loss of the space shuttle Columbia and its seven-astronaut crew.

But is the space shuttle program simply too risky to continue?

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