Topics and Guests, October 4

Join host Brit Hume and FOX's Team Washington weekdays at 6 p.m. ET for "Special Report" — Find out what's happening inside the Beltway and on the world stage.

Monday, Oct. 4:

Jim Angle reports: While campaigning in the battleground state of Iowa, the president signed the fourth tax cut (search) of his administration, extending three popular tax breaks and reviving tax incentives for businesses.

Carl Cameron reports: Sen. John Kerry takes on the issue of stem cell research (search) with actor Michael J. Fox at his side at a campaign stop in New Hampshire.

Bret Baier reports: Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld addresses the military campaign in Samarra (search), saying the U.S. couldn't allow the situation in that region to continue to deteriorate without doing anything about it.

Steve Harrigan reports: Two car bombs explode in central Baghdad today, with another bomb exploding prematurely outside a primary school in Mosul.

Megyn Kendall: The Supreme Court hears arguments about the guidelines judges use to determine criminal sentences.

Plus, investigative journalist Richard Miniter, author "Losing Bin Laden," gives a progress report on the War on Terror.

About the Show

Anchored by Washington news veteran Brit Hume, "Special Report with Brit Hume" provides an in-depth look at the day's news and offers a daily topical discussion of political issues impacting the nation.

Hume serves as host to key newsmakers, political pundits and FOX News contributors exchanging views about political matters from taxes and Social Security to international affairs and the political scandal of the day.

Hume brings a historical perspective to the political scene that is rarely rivaled. Born and raised in Washington, D.C., he has covered the policies, procedures and players in the national game called politics for more than 30 years. The Baltimore Sun referred to him as "the very personification of the political establishment."

Each program features a two-minute segment called The Grapevine, which reels off the latest outrageous news nuggets, political poll results and in-the-Beltway gossip that viewers will not see on any other news program. The New York Daily News describes The Grapevine as a must see that, "will make you sounds smart around the water cooler… the next day."

FOX News' Team Washington provides live reports from the White House, Capitol Hill, the Supreme Court and key federal agencies. Seasoned correspondents, including Carl Cameron, Wendell Goler and Major Garrett, explore political hot spots, races and legislative battles being waged around the nation and abroad.

Hume wraps up each program with a lively roundtable discussion featuring Mara Liasson of National Public Radio, Fred Barnes of The Weekly Standard and Mort Kondracke of Roll Call.

— Guests and topics are subject to change