Today on Special Report...

Major Garrett reports: The Senate Republicans pick up stride and end debate on a Medicare (search) prescription drug bill -- But they may have to hold the celebration -- The Senate's minority leader has already come back swinging.   

GUEST PREVIEW: Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy Thompson weighs in on the Medicare situation.

Molly Henneberg reports: How could the pass or fail of this bill help or hinder the leadership capabilities of Sen. Bill Frist (search)? We'll have the story.

Jim Angle reports: President Bush honors the sacrifices of U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan as he signs a $401.3 billion defense authorization bill. He says, "America's military is standing between our country and grave danger."

Carl Cameron reports: The Democratic presidential campaign battle heats up. Get the latest in this You Decide 2004 report.

Details on those stories and more on Special Report with Brit Hume at 6 p.m. ET.

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