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Tuesday, April 26:
President Bush is in Galveston, Texas to continue his 60-day Social Security barnstorming tour that is winding down and will end May 1. Carl Cameron has more.
The Department of Defense has announced that on February 20, the most wanted terrorist in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi (search) narrowly escaped capture in Ramadi, but his laptop, containing valuable intelligence, and two of his associates were captured. Bret Baier has the details of the near-capture.
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (search) rebuffs any proposed Democratic compromise on federal judges that does not guarantee an up-or-down vote on all Bush judicial nominees. Democrats had been floating giving the GOP votes on some blocked Bush nominees, but not all of them. Negotiations continue amid increasingly intense partisan rhetoric and political positioning and posturing. Major Garrett has a report.
Several plans for making Social Security solvent are being presented on Capitol Hill today. But how are the legislators reacting to these plans? Can the democrats get past privatization and personal accounts and focus on solvency? Jim Angle takes a closer look at today's hearing.
Majority Leader Tom DeLay (search) attends the president's Social Security event in Galveston, Texas and while the President continues to support Delay, the majority leader will be in the audience and not on stage with Mr. Bush. Meanwhile on Capitol Hill, the House ethics committee holds a briefing for House members who apparently have a lot of questions about what is legal and what is not legal when it comes to Congressional travel. Brian Wilson has more.
We’ll also have a report from Jennifer Griffin after Syria completed the pullout of its troops and intelligence agents from Lebanon today.
Plus, Eric Shawn sat down with the head of the commission investigating the U.N. Oil-for-Food (search) program, Paul Volcker. Mr. Volcker says that contrary to what Secretary General Annan's assertions; he has not been "exonerated" by the investigation though Mr. Volcker says that he is satisfied with the level of cooperation from Mr. Annan.
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
Ceci Connolly, national correspondent for The Washington Post
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.
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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.
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