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As America faces an energy crisis, President Bush (search) pushes for a new bill urging Congress to pass a long-stalled national energy strategy. And while the Senate hasn't taken up the debate, the House has. Carl Cameron has the details.

Bret Baier has the news out of Iraq after the bodies of more than 50 people, believed to have been hostages seized in the Madain (search) region earlier this month, were recovered from the Tigris River. Plus, details on another gruesome discovery in Iraq…

And the White House and the State Department have fired back at Democratic critics of John Bolton (search) and now seek to revive flagging GOP support on the Foreign Relations Committee for Bolton's endangered nomination as U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Major Garrett has a report.

Plus, the Republican chairman of the House ethics committee will try again to break a deadlock over investigative rules, a stalemate that led Democrats to argue the current procedures are being used to protect Majority Leader Tom DeLay (search). Brian Wilson looks at the controversy.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (search), on her first visit to Moscow as Washington's top diplomat, renewed her criticism of Russia's democratic record and said President Vladimir Putin had too much personal power. Traveling with the secretary, James Rosen files a report from Russia.

Pope Benedict XVI (search) pledged in his first Mass to work to unify all Christians, to reach out to other religions and to continue the reforms of the Second Vatican Council, as he outlined his goals and made clear he would follow in the footsteps of his predecessor, Pope John Paul II (search). Chris Wallace takes a look at the direction of the church under the new pope’s leadership.

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 correspondent for NPR

Don’t miss tonight’s “Special Report with Brit Hume.”

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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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