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Tuesday, March 8:

President Bush, in a speech at the National Defense University (search), cited hopeful signs from Lebanon to Afghanistan, and said democracy is beginning to spread across the Middle East and that authoritarian rule is "the last gasp of a discredited past." Carl Cameron has a report.

And, Italy's foreign minister said today the killing of an intelligence officer by U.S. troops was an accident, not an ambush, but disputes Washington's version of the shooting and urges further investigation of the incident. Greg Kelly is following the investigation.

Jim Angle looks at the Senate’s reaction to the new Social Security privatization plan unveiled by Sen. Chuck Hagel.

The militant Shiite Muslim group Hezbollah (search) gets nearly 500,000 pro-Syrian protestors out in force to counter the weeks of massive anti-Syrian demonstrators. Jennifer Griffin has the details from the region.

Plus, the Senate Judiciary Committee hears from Thomas Griffith (search) regarding his nomination to be U.S. Circuit Court Judge for DC, but will Griffith’s critics block his confirmation? Major Garrett investigates.

And the Senate takes up an amendment by Sen. Chuck Schumer that has held up bankruptcy overhaul in the past. Brian Wilson takes a look at what’s behind the amendment.

And former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer (search) sits down with Brit for a chat about his new book, “Taking Heat: The President, the Press, and My Years in the White House.”

These stories and more, plus, we'll talk with our all-star panel of FOX News contributors:

Mort Kondracke, executive editor of Roll Call

Mara Liasson, national political reporter 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 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