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Tuesday, May 17:

Team FOX goes around the world giving you the people, places and politics you need to know — only on “Special Report.”

Senate Republicans press ahead with demands for an up-or-down vote on all Bush judicial nominees as Democrats offer confirmation votes on most but not all. Major Garrett has a report.

U.S. troops and militants clashed in a northern city in Iraq (search) on Tuesday, with heavy exchanges of machine gun fire being heard, according to an Associated Press reporter at the scene. Bret Baier covers the latest news from the region.

And although some Democrats argue against means testing for Social Security (search), some in the past have argued for it. Jim Angle will explain.

George Galloway (search), the British MP who faced a grilling on Capitol Hill, rejected accusations that Saddam Hussein bribed him for his long time support. Eric Shawn has the story.

Also, correspondent Catherine Herridge takes a look at a new visual warning system that will be used to warn pilots when they stray into restricted airspace (search) around Washington D.C. The system will be operational next week.

And we'll talk with our all-star panel of FOX News contributors about the day's political headlines:

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