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Wednesday, Dec. 29:
President Bush interrupted his vacation to fight back against criticism that the U.S. is not doing enough to aid countries hit by devastating tsunamis. He reminded people that U.S. is pledging 35 million dollars now, and that's only the beginning. Fox News White House Correspondent Wendell Golder reports.
Plus, we know what the U.S. has pledged to aid tsunami (search) relief efforts, but how much are other nations giving? And where does the money go once it’s pledged? We turn to Major Garrett for the details.
And while tens of thousands lost their lives to the devastating tsunamis, many who survived lost almost everything else, including their homes. Many nations are setting up makeshift refugee camps to care for all the homeless — FOX News correspondent Jennifer Griffin has a report from her visit to a camp in Takua Pa (search), just north of Phuket, Thailand.
And what can be done to keep tabs on the thousands of refugees who arrived in the U.S. last year looking for asylum (search), but left for Canada where they believed their chances for asylum were better? FOX News Correspondent Jeff Goldblatt reports how the U.S. and Canada are now working together to put a stop to the confusion.
Correspondent Steve Centanni has the details of tax loophole that has wealthy homeowners claiming income tax deductions for easements "donated" to historic trusts which allows them to keep more of their money by promising not to change the facade of their historic homes without approval.
Plus, we'll talk with our all-star panel of FOX News contributors:
Charles Krauthammer, syndicated columnist
Juan Williams, senior correspondent for National Public Radio
Jeff Birnbaum, columnist for The Washington Post
These stories and more...
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