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President Bush has arrived in Latvia (search) for the beginning of a five-day European visit. The trip is not without controversy, however. Mr. Bush will be bringing with him a message of democracy, and will reiterate to Vladimir Putin his concerns over the resurgence of authoritarianism in Russia. Carl Cameron explains.
Is North Korea (search) preparing for its first nuclear weapons test? According to satellite images it looks like they might be; Mike Emanuel has the details.
Plus, Paul Volcker (search), the head of the U.N.'s Oil-for-Food inquiry, made a direct plea to Congress today for the return of some of his committee's documents. The documents were turned over to the House International Relations Committee by former U.N. investigator Robert Parton. Volcker said if the documents are not returned, lives will be at stake. Jonathan Hunt has a report.
Tony Blair (search) was successfully elected to a third term as British Prime Minister. But his victory came at a price, in the form of fewer votes and a loss of 10 percent of Labour's seats in Parliament. Amy Kellogg takes a look at what this means for Blair’s future.
And today, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee interviewed former U.S. assistant secretary of state for Western hemisphere affairs, Otto Reich (search). After the interview, Mr. Reich had some harsh words for the staff of Senator Chris Dodd. Reich claimed a member of Dodd's staff is the source of leaks from the committee. Brian Wilson has the details.
It has been four years since Priscilla Owen (search) was nominated to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. Owen is heading for another Senate floor vote, and yet another Democratic filibuster. Democrats call her a right-wing activist, while the GOP calls her a highly qualified nominee. Major Garrett takes a look.
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
Juan Williams, senior correspondent 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