Topics: March 9

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Wednesday, March 9:

Team FOX goes around the world giving you the people, places and politics you need to know — only on “Special Report.”

As the President travels to Ohio to promote clean coal technology (search) and discuss skyrocketing gas prices, Capitol Hill is sending both positive and negative signals on Mr. Bush's energy policy. Carl Cameron has the details.

For the latest on the Social Security debate, Jim Angle reports on the House Ways and Means Committee taking up the issue today.

How are Italians responding to President Bush’s letter to Italian President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi (search) promising for a fast and thorough investigation of the shooting incident of an Italian agent and freed hostage? Greg Kelly reports on Italy’s reaction and the latest on the investigation.

Plus, after Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan’s comments last week on the possibility of a consumption tax to promoting economic growth, how likely is the tax’s implementation? Major Garrett takes a look.

And as Syrian troops continued their withdrawal to the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon, thousands of Syrians rallied in the streets of Damascus to show their support for President Bashar Assad. Lebanese opposition forces, however, are skeptical of the Syrians withdrawal reports correspondent Jennifer Griffin from the region.

We'll talk with our all-star panel of FOX News contributors about the political news of the day:

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."

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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.

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— Guests and topics are subject to change