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Thursday, Feb. 3:
We'll highlight both Democratic and Republican reaction to President Bush's State of the Union (search) address. Will the ambitious agenda outlined in the speech be implemented with cooperation from both sides? We'll have a full report.
First stop, North Dakota (search), as President Bush campaigns for changes in Social Security. Bush will visit five states that have at least one Democratic senator he hopes to persuade to back his plan to allow young people to invest some of their payroll taxes. Carl Cameron has the details.
Jim Angle is following Democrats' reaction to Bush’s plan as they leave no doubt about where they stand on the president's proposed solution to Social Security's (search) funding problem. Thursday, they continued their strong opposition to Bush's plan, rallying in Washington, toting signs maintaining, "It's not wise to privatize."
Bret Baier has the latest from Iraq and details from Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld’s press conference Thursday.
And despite Democratic complaints that White House counsel Alberto Gonzales (search) helped craft questionable U.S. policies on the treatment of foreign prisoners, after more debate, the Senate plans to confirm him as the nation's first Hispanic attorney general. Brian Wilson has a report.
Plus, Benon Sevan (search), the man who ran the U.N. Oil-for-Food program (search) "seriously undermined" the integrity of the United Nations, a U.N.-authorized investigation of the troubled program found in a report released Thursday. Eric Shawn summarizes the report.
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
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 sound 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.
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— Guests and topics are subject to change