Topics: April 12

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While President Bush spoke on the war in Iraq and had lunch with troops at Ft. Hood, Texas, U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld (search) on another brief visit to Iraq Tuesday, urged Iraq's new leaders to avoid delays in developing a constitutional government and defeating the insurgency. Bret Baier has the details of his trip on tonight's "Special Report."

And the Senate Select Intelligence Committee hears from John Negroponte (search) on his nomination to be director of National Intelligence. Negroponte told senators that reforming the various spy agencies will be a central focus of his new job. Jim Angle has a report.

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee continues the hearing on the nomination of John Bolton (search) to be U.S. ambassador to the U.N. A former chief of the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research castigated John Bolton. James Rosen has the details.

Things are heating up for Tom DeLay (search), as both Democrats and Republicans alike are coming down hard on the House Majority Leader for possible ethics violations. What does DeLay’s future hold? Brian Wilson investigates.

Plus, a new poll shows Governor Schwarzenegger's approval rating dipping below 50 percent for the first time since he took office — is he in trouble? Anita Vogel takes a look.

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

Fred Barnes, executive editor of The Weekly Standard,

Mort Kondracke, executive editor of Roll Call

Mara Liasson, national political reporter for National Public Radio

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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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