Topics: May 2

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North Korea (search) apparently launched a short-range missile into the Sea of Japan (search) on Sunday, a move likely to raise tensions at the United Nations conference on nuclear nonproliferation which begins today. Foreign ministers from around the world will attempt to breathe life into a 35-year-old nuclear disarmament treaty whose credibility is seriously challenged. Carl Cameron has a report.

And in Iraq, a car bomb exploded in an upscale shopping district of Baghdad on Monday, killing at least six Iraqis and setting fire to an apartment building, police said, continuing a string of attacks that's left at least 123 people dead since Iraq's interim government appointed a partial Cabinet last week. Bret Baier has the latest.

Jim Angle continues his reports on Social Security as the vice president participates in a town hall meeting on Social Security in Georgia and a group releases new data from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (search) on the number of children lifted above the poverty line by Social Security.

Plus, Major Garrett has the latest in the battle over judicial nominations as Progress for America (search) unveils an ad campaign and their strategy to target specific senators to give the president's nominees and up or down vote. Is this the beginning of an ad campaign war on both sides?

Democrats just don't want U.N. nominee John Bolton (search) to be confirmed. As recently as late last week, they say he has basically lied under oath three times to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. James Rosen takes a look at each of these incidents in John Bolton's troubled nomination for U.N. ambassador.

We’ll also get a preview the week’s coming elections in the United Kingdom from Michael Barone, senior writer for U.S. News & World Report.

Plus, we'll also 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 NPR

Charles Krauthammer, syndicated columnist

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

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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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