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, Dec. 1:

Guest: Why should Americans care very much what happens in Ukraine (search)? And how badly flawed was the election there? We ask Stephen Sestanovich, a former U.S. ambassador in the region and a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Bret Baier: As national elections in Iraq approach at the end of January, U.S. troops will be beefed up significantly.

Jim Angle: President Bush is back at the White House after two days of trying to strengthen relations with Canada.

Mike Tobin: People with an idealistic view of the Mideast may have hoped that Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas (search) would win an easy victory in orderly Palestinian elections after the death of Yasser Arafat ...

Dana Lewis: Ukraine's prime minister and his rival for the office of president have reached the beginnings of a compromise over that country's disputed national election, but the crisis is not over.

Brian Wilson: Your tax dollars at work. Plenty of dollars. The question is: How much work?

Jonathan Hunt: The investigation of the oil-for-food scandal at the United Nations has led investigators to France.

And our all-star panel of FOX News contributors weighs in on a report on the treatment of Guantanamo Bay prisoners ... more hot topics of the day:

Fred Barnes, executive editor of The Weekly Standard

Juan Williams, NPR senior correspondent

Charles Krauthammer, syndicated columnist

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