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President Bush called the arrest of Usama bin Laden’s number three man, Abu Farraj al-Libbi (search), a "major victory in the War on Terror." Al-Libbi was captured earlier this week in a joint operation between Pakistan and U.S. intelligence officials. Bret Baier has the details.
Despite the positive news in the War on Terror (search), in Iraq, at least 60 Iraqis were killed in Irbil today while waiting in line outside a police recruitment center. The attack appears to be the deadliest since a February 28 bombing outside a medical clinic in Hillah. Orlando Salinas has a report from the region.
Plus, Brian Wilson explains what happened behind closed doors at a House ethics committee (search) meeting after two Democratic Congressmen are finding their names in the headlines for a trip they took in the mid-1990s.
And with the issue of judicial filibusters in the spotlight, Major Garrett will take a look at one man who was the subject of a four-day talkathon back in 1968. President Johnson's nomination of Abe Fortas (search) to be Supreme Court chief justice sparked controversy not only because of Fortas' close relationship with Johnson, but because of charges he took money for speaking at a college seminar.
Jim Angle has a report on President Bush’s Social Security pitch made to the Latino Coalition's Small Business Conference today. Did he win over anyone at today's meeting?
Also, Brits will go to the polls on Thursday, and despite low ratings, Tony Blair (search) is expected to be re-elected to the position of prime minister. A Blair victory would make Conservative Party history, with the party losing for the third consecutive time. Amy Kellogg takes a look at the Conservative Party's internal problems.
Plus, 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 NPR
Don’t miss tonight’s “Special Report with Brit Hume.”
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."
Each program features a two-minute segment called The Grapevine, which reels off the latest outrageous news nuggets, political poll results and in-the-Beltway gossip that viewers will not see on any other news program. The New York Daily News describes The Grapevine as a must see that, "will make you sound smart around the water cooler… the next day."
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.
And more people watch FNC's Primetime than all of the cable news competition combined!
— Guests and topics are subject to change