Topics and Guests, May 6

Tonight on Special Report with Brit Hume:

Congress needs to act now on the proposed economic package to provide relief to American taxpayers and help get the country back on its feet, President Bush tells a rowdy audience made up of the Tax Relief Coalition (search) at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Guest preview: Former Deputy Treasury Secretary Roger Altman, who is currently with Evercore Partners, discusses the economy and taxes.


• Nearly $1 billion -- including $900 million in American money -- was reportedly taken from Iraq's Central Bank (search) just hours before the United States began dropping bombs on Baghdad, and the withdrawal may have been at the demand of Saddam Hussein (search) himself.

• Democratic Sen. Bob Graham, an unbeaten 37-year veteran of Florida politics, launches his presidential campaign by accusing President Bush of retreating from the war on terrorism to "settle old scores" between the Bush family and Iraq's Saddam Hussein.

• President Bush follows through with his plan to give the Iraq reconstruction effort a new civilian boss.

• Report: The French government gave members of Saddam Hussein's regime passports that would allow them to enter Europe and escape the coalition's hunt for top Iraqi officials.

• White House Budget Director Mitch Daniels is stepping down in 30 days.

• Israelis and Palestinians argue publicly over how to stop 31 months of violence, while a top U.S. envoy urges them to work out their differences as part of their support for a new peace plan.

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