Topics and Guests: Jan. 11

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.

Tuesday, Jan. 11:

President Bush on Tuesday named federal appeals court judge Michael Chertoff (search) as his nominee to be the next homeland security secretary. Major Garrett has a report on what Chertoff would bring to the Department of Homeland Security and the likelihood of his confirmation.

After escalating violence in Iraq — 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.

Stepping up his push to overhaul Social Security (search) by creating private investment accounts, President Bush is dispatching his top officials to help him convince the public and lawmakers that the nation's retirement system needs fixing now. Jim Angle has the details.

And Howard Dean (search) announced on his website that he will run for Democratic National Committee chairman, while the opposition wing of the Democratic Party is asserting itself saying they will allow Bush nothing. Carl Cameron has a report.

Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson (search) joins leaders in the private healthcare sector to announce details of the Together Rx Access Card that will offer savings to Americans with no prescription drug coverage. Molly Henneberg reports on the details of the new card.

We'll also talk with our all-star panel of FOX News contributors:

Fred Barnes, executive editor of The Weekly Standard

Mort Kondracke, executive editor of Roll Call

Mara Liasson, national political correspondent for National Public Radio

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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.

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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."

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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