Topics and Guests, May 8

Tonight on Special Report with Brit Hume:

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. John Negroponte (search) submits a draft Security Council resolution calling for the end of sanctions against Iraq. The eight-page resolution would lift the economic and trade punishments imposed on Saddam Hussein's government after its 1990 invasion of Kuwait, and also phase out the "oil-for-food" program (search) instituted in 1996. An arms embargo would be maintained.


• Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld (search) and Gen. Tommy Franks (search), who commanded the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, brief reporters on the one-month mark of the fall of Baghdad. We'll have the latest.

• After months of negotiations, the Republican-led House passes a $550 billion tax cut package on a party-line vote that more closely resembles a request by President Bush than a different bill being debated in the Senate.

• President Bush and congressional Republicans are orchestrating a full-court press on Senate Democrats, trying to get them to act on two of the president's judicial nominations that have been waiting for confirmation for two years.

• President Bush is promoting the Israeli-Palestinian peace process by dangling an attractive economic prize: the removal of U.S. trade barriers for countries in the Mideast within the next decade.

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