Topics and Guests, December 3

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.

Friday, Dec. 3:

President Bush nominated Bernard Kerik, a former New York City police commissioner, as the next secretary for Homeland Security. And Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson (search) resigned Friday afternoon. We’ll bring you the latest on the Cabinet shake-up from the White House. Plus, the President attempts a last-ditch effort to get the intelligence reform bill passed by Congress next week, but will his efforts work? Wendell Goler has the latest from the White House.

And the Ukrainian Supreme Court (search) rules that the results of the bitterly divided presidential election are invalid and that a repeat vote should be held Dec. 26. We’ll ask correspondent Dana Lewis what this means for the future of the Ukrainian leadership.

Plus, insurgents in Iraq launched two major attacks today against a Shiite mosque and a police station in widely separated areas of Baghdad, killing 30 people. Bret Baier reports from the Pentagon.

And despite continued violence in Iraq, correspondent Molly Henneberg looks at the progress being made in the reconstruction of Iraq.

Also, correspondent Major Garrett takes a closer look at the Ivorian situation and France's checkered post-colonial history in Africa.

And Louisiana voters from the 3rd District go back to the polls Saturday to choose a Representative in a runoff election. Correspondent Phil Keating has the details from this nasty and very expensive race.

Plus, our all-star panel of FOX News contributors discuss on future of Ukraine and Bush's efforts to get the intelligence reform bill passed:

Fred Barnes, executive editor of The Weekly Standard

Jeff Birnbaum, columnist for The Washington Post

Bill Sammon, correspondent for The Washington Times

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