Topics and Guests: Jan. 5

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, Jan. 5:

A car bomb exploded outside a police academy south of Baghdad during a graduation ceremony Wednesday, killing at least 20 people. Correspondent Bret Baier has the details from the Pentagon.

Greg Palkot reports on the relief efforts in Indonesia after workers broke ground for four refugee camps on the devastated island of Sumatra, where an estimated 1 million are homeless from last week's deadly tsunami.

Also, President Bush hits the road, campaign style, to revisit one of his favorite campaign themes, tort reform (search). He visited with doctors and made a speech in Illinois. Jim Angle has the story.

And, will California Senator Barbara Boxer (search) challenge Thursday's certification of the Electoral College results for the 2004 presidential election? There’s talk that she might, correspondent Carl Cameron has the latest.

Plus, Wisconsin Republican and chairman of the House Judiciary Committee James Sensenbrenner (search) is expected to introduce a bill to reform immigration. Sensenbrenner wants to ensure that illegal aliens don't acquire driver's licenses. Brian Wilson has the details.

The AARP (search) is setting out to fight President Bush’s overhaul of Social Security, but how much power does the group really hold? Major Garrett looks for answers.

And Brit talks with former federal prosecutor Brad Berenson about Alberto Gonzales' nomination to be attorney general in light of a controversial approval of a memo that relaxed restrictions on coercive methods of interrogation.

Plus, we'll talk with our all-star panel of FOX News contributors on these stories and more:

Mort Kondracke, executive editor of Roll Call

Mara Liasson, national political correspondent for National Public Radio

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