Topics and Guests, August 1

Wendell Goler reports: President Bush (search) is preparing for a month long stay at his Texas ranch. He held a meeting with his cabinet and then gave a wish list to Congress of bills he hopes they will pass when they all come back in September.


Mike Emanuel reports: The U.S. Senate (search) is also prepared for the August break, however they have not made any progress in the judicial nominations. 

Stuart Ramsey reports: Nigerian peacekeepers (search) are expected to arrive to the Liberian capital of Monrovia (search) on Monday. This is not a moment to soon as gunfire and mortar shells continue in the war-torn region.

Teri Schultz reports: Is China (search) helping mend relations with North Korea (search), or is it a menace? While President Bush has expressed appreciation for China’s help in gaining North Korea’s cooperation, at the same time the U.S. has imposed sanctions on a Chinese company for actually selling missile parts to that same country.

And Prime Minister Tony Blair (search) has been called to testify in a judicial inquiry investigating the suicide death of Iraq weapons advisor David Kelly (search). Kelly has been identified as the source for a BBC report that Blair's government exaggerated intelligence reports in order to justify the war against Iraq. 

Details on those stories and more on Special Report with Brit Hume.

— Guests and topics are subject to change