Today on "Special Report":

Jim Angle reports: Secretary of State Colin Powell (search) defends Bush stance toward Al Qaeda (search) pre-Sept. 11; Earlier former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright (search) did the same for Clinton administration.

James Rosen reports: President Bush (search) responds to former terrorism czar Richard Clarke's (search) claims.

Mike Tobin reports: A LIVE update from the Middle East (search).

Steve Centanni reports: A LIVE update from Iraq.

Brian Wilson reports: Senate Judiciary Committee hears testimony on the question of a marriage amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Steve Brown reports: Retired state workers in Minnesota may soon find themselves between a rock and a hard place. We'll have a full report.

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

— Guests and topics are subject to change