Topics and Guests, August 5

Steve Brown reports: The investigation into misconduct allegations against a priest seeking to become the Episcopal Church's first openly gay bishop has concluded, and a vote on his confirmation will now resume. We’ll update the situation.

Guest Preview: It is break time on Capitol Hill (search), which leaves much room in the spotlight for democratic presidential hopefuls. Political analyst Larry Sabato will discuss how the candidates are lining up.

Carl Cameron reports: The democratic presidential candidates prepare for the AFL-CIO (search) candidates’ forum and the pressure continues to mount. Who seems likely to receive the coveted labor endorsement? We’ll have the details.


A powerful car bomb kills 13 and wounds more than 100 at the Marriott Hotel in the Indonesian capital. The explosion that hit so close to many foreign embassies has been described as a ‘very likely’ homicide bombing.

Stuart Ramsey reports: West African peacekeepers (search) will remain in position at the airport on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia (search) and will not actually enter the besieged city until more troops arrive. Meanwhile, U.S. Marines wait aboard warships off the coast. Is there peace in sight?

Major Garrett reports: Recent attempts to bolster financial backing from Jewish Americans by presidential candidate Sen. Joe Lieberman (search), D-Conn., have proved somewhat unrewarding. Why is the nation’s first credible Jewish candidate for the White House not automatically receiving monetary support from Jewish Americans?

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

— Guests and topics are subject to change