Topics: June 2

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Thursday, June 2:

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This week's revelation of the identity of the Watergate source known as "Deep Throat," the former No. 2 at the FBI, Mark Felt (search), has raised questions about the relationship between Felt and the Washington Post journalist who broke the story, Bob Woodward. James Rosen has details.

And Howard Dean (search) fires up progressives at a conference in Washington today by telling them they have the opportunity to provide an alternative to the "dark, difficult and dishonest vision the Republican Party offers for America." Jim Angle has a report.

Also, President Bush appointed California Representative Christopher Cox (search) head of the Securities and Exchange Commission; one day after William Donaldson announced he was stepping down. Chief White House Correspondent Carl Cameron has more from the White House.

Then, the largest Iraqi military operation in the Baghdad area since the fall of Saddam Hussein is underway. Bret Bair explains how Operation Lightning (search) has rounded up hundreds of insurgents and involves between 13,000-20,000 Iraqi security forces.

And in the Middle East, Hamas (search), which has done well in local elections in Palestinian controlled areas, steadfastly resists recognition of the state of Israel. Amy Kellogg sat down with the group's leader to talk to him about the possibilities for peace in the Holy Land.

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

Jeff Birnbaum, columnist for The Washington Post

Juan Williams, senior NPR correspondent

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.

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!

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