Topics: Feb. 23

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Wednesday, Feb. 23:

President Bush and German Chancellor Schroeder (search) met today in Germany and put forth a united front against Iran, and glossed over their past differences over Iraq. Carl Cameron is traveling with the president.

Also, Brit talks with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Richard Myers (search) in an exclusive interview you won't want to miss.

And how are Congressional leaders handling constituent issues with Social Security reform (search)? Jim Angle has a report on the town hall meetings some members of Congress are hosting in their home districts.

As the U.S. trade deficit continues to soar, does it really matter? Major Garrett looks at both sides of the trade deficit argument.

Plus, Bret Baier reports on the latest from Iraq after a car bomb in Kirkuk (search) and the country reacts to the Shiite selection of Ibrahim al-Jaafari (search) as the Shiite candidate for Iraqi Prime Minister.

And what do Germans think about President Bush (search), Americans and the U.S. troops stationed there? Greg Palkot reports his findings.

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

Fred Barnes, executive editor of the Weekly Standard

Charles Krauthammer, syndicated columnist

Mara Liasson, national political reporter 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.

And more people watch FNC's Primetime than all of the cable news competition combined!

— Guests and topics are subject to change