Topics and Guests, October 27

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.

Wednesday, Oct. 27:

President Bush is heading to Pennsylvania and Ohio on Wednesday, rallying voters in both states he needs for an electoral victory (search) on Tuesday, but polls are showing voters in those states are deadlocked.

And Kerry begins his day in the battleground state of Iowa, where he’ll focus on economic issues after several days of criticizing the Bush administration for the missing explosives in Iraq, which recent reports by NBC News (search) are calling into question the timeline for the missing explosives. But will the final days of campaigning change the minds of voters?

Plus, there are more troubles in Florida today for the group ACORN (search). Another former employee has accused ACORN of mishandling voter registration forms, which may result in many Floridians unable to vote on Election Day. FOX News Correspondent Major Garrett has the details.

Also, has the missing explosives (search) story been an effective line of attack for Senator Kerry, or have the questions about it caused it to backfire? We'll talk to the former head of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq, Paul Bremer.

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat (search) is reported to be in worsening health. We'll go live to FOX News Correspondent Jennifer Griffin in our Jerusalem bureau for the latest on Arafat's condition.

And are the allegedly missing explosives in Iraq a rising scandal — or no big deal?  We'll ask our all-star panel of pundits and FOX News contributors:

• National Public Radio's Mara Liasson

• Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer

• "Roll Call" Executive Editor and co-host of FNC's "The Beltway Boys" Mort Kondrake

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