Topics and Guests, May 5

Tonight on Special Report with Brit Hume:

Another member of Saddam Hussein's regime has fallen from the U.S. military's deck of cards. Huda Salih Mahdi Ammash (search), known as "Mrs. Anthrax," has turned herself in to U.S. authorities in Iraq. Ammash is the "Five of Hearts" of the deck of cards portraying 55 members of Iraq's top regime leaders.

Guest preview: Eugene Christiansen, chairman of Christiansen Capital Advisors, LLC, talks to us about gambling, gaming and politics, in light of recent reports about Bill Bennett (search).


• President Bush forges ahead on his economic package, arguing in Little Rock, Ark., that the latest quarterly productivity rate of 4.8 percent demonstrates that the workforce is still active, but more needs to be done to encourage growth in the economy.

• Not one strong leader emerges from Saturday night's Democratic debate involving nine candidates hoping to get their party's nod to run against President Bush in 2004. During the debate held at the University of South Carolina campus, the nine Democrats vying for the nomination trade barbs over the U.S.-led war against Iraq, health insurance, gay rights, guns, homeland security and Bush's tax cut in a very early primary debate.

• New scientific findings indicate that feces may be a more important method of spreading the SARS virus (search) than originally thought.

• The core of the new Iraqi government will start to be selected by mid-May and a council of up to nine Iraqis will probably lead an interim government.

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