Topics and Guests, November 24

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, Nov. 24:

The appropriations bill awaits the president’s approval after lawmakers from both parties approved the $388 billion package last weekend setting aside plenty of money for home-district or “pork” projects, knowing they'll curry favor with special interests and voters back home. We’ll tell you what some of those projects included.

Plus, the King Juan Carlos I (search) and Queen Sofia of Spain visit the President in Crawford, Texas. James Rosen reports Crawford.

And we’ll have the latest on the Washington state governor's race that may finally be over after a three-week recount.

Is the Ukrainian election finally settled despite thousands of protestors taking to the streets of Kiev (search)? We’ll bring you the latest from the disputed election.

Our all-star panel of FOX News contributors weighs in:

Fred Barnes, executive editor of The Weekly Standard

Juan Williams , senior correspondent at NPR

Jeff Birnbaum, columnist at The Washington Post

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