Topics and Guests: Jan. 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.

Monday, Jan. 3:

American relief efforts to the tsunami-ravaged areas of Asia are stepping up this week as U.S. military helicopters and warships deliver food and supplies to aid the survivors in need. This aid comes as the death toll has risen to at least 137,000. Jennifer Griffin has the latest from Phuket, Thailand (search).

Plus, President Bush announced Monday that he is enlisting his father, former President George H.W. Bush and former President Clinton (search) to lead a fundraising effort among Americans to contribute aid to victims of the Asian earthquake and tsunami disaster. Jim Angle has the details of the president’s announcement.

Bret Baier covers the latest news out of Iraq, including the suicide car bombing near Iraqi Prime Minister Allawi's party headquarters in the capital of Baghdad that the Iraqi militant group Army of Ansar al-Sunna claimed responsibility for Monday.

And demographically, the 109th Congress is the most diverse ever, with record numbers of women and racial and ethnic minorities. Ideologically, it's as divided as the nation. Brian Wilson looks at the new 109th Congress and their agenda.

Also, the president moves into his second term and is expected to name his tax reform panel soon. Who might be named to the panel and what reforms are ahead? Correspondent Major Garrett breaks down the future of tax reform (search).

Plus, we'll talk with our all-star panel of FOX News contributors:

Mort Kondracke, executive editor of Roll Call

Mara Liasson, national political correspondent for National Public Radio

Charles Krauthammer, syndicated columnist

These stories and more...

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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