Today on "Special Report":

Democratic presidential front-runner John Kerry (search) gets a formidable ally -- The AFL-CIO (search) formally endorses him in Washington.

Carl Cameron reports: Democratic front-runner John Kerry gets a big labor endorsement -- but will it work for anything?

Jim Angle reports: President Bush (search) has a plan to stimulate job creation -- We'll have a full report.

Molly Henneberg reports: Why is it so hard to cut federal spending? Find out.

Anita Vogel reports: Gay marriage in San Francisco. The city may be defying state law. So is the state suing the city? To the contrary. Why?

GUEST PREVIEW: For more on the California gay marriage dispute, we turn to lawyer Edward Lazarus, who practices in the Golden State.

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

— Guests and topics are subject to change