Topics and Guests: Jan. 10

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. 10:

After escalating violence in Iraq killed two U.S. military soldiers in a roadside bomb and Baghdad's deputy police chief and his son — questions remain if the nation is ready to hold its first free elections on Jan. 30. We'll have the latest from Bret Baier at the Pentagon.

We’ll also take a look at the results of Sunday's Palestinian elections. Mahmoud Abbas (search) was elected Palestinian Authority president by a landslide, but can he win peace among Palestinians? Jennifer Griffin has a report.

And four CBS News (search) staffers were fired today following the release of an independent investigation that said a "myopic zeal" led to a "60 Minutes Wednesday" story about President Bush's military service that relied on allegedly forged documents. Correspondent Brian Wilson has the details.

Plus, President Bush pledged his commitment to the tsunami victims “today and tomorrow,” but did not commit to any specific increase in U.S. aid to the region. Jim Angle reports from the White House. And we’ll also have a report from Greg Palkot, who traveled to the hardest hit area in Banda Aceh (search), Indonesia on the first ship carrying aid to victims of the tsunami.

And correspondent Eric Shawn looks at the U.N. internal audits of the Oil-for-Food program (search) that have found extensive fraud and overpayments. Can the U.N. recover its reputation after details emerge from its plagued humanitarian program?

We'll also talk with our all-star panel of FOX News contributors on the CBS story and more:

Fred Barnes, executive editor of The Weekly Standard

Mort Kondracke, executive editor of Roll Call

Mara Liasson, national political correspondent for National Public Radio

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