Topics and Guests, Dec. 17

Today on Special Report...

President Bush says Saddam Hussein (search) deserves the "ultimate penalty" for his crimes, but he faces objections from Europe, the United Nations and the Vatican, which are opposed to the death penalty. What's next?

The U.S. military is getting a much clearer intelligence picture of the resistance that has been launching attacks against coalition forces and the Iraqis working with them since the capture of Saddam Hussein.

Jurors begin deliberating whether Lee Boyd Malvo (search) was a puppet or a partner in the sniper spree that sent panic through the Washington area.

President Bush says he could support a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage (search).

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

— Guests and topics are subject to change