Topics: June 3

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Friday, June 3:

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

On Thursday night, President Bush (search) kicked off the '06 campaign season at a fundraiser for Sen. Jim Talent (search) of Missouri with more appearances ahead. How helpful can the endorsements of a president with approval ratings in the 40th percentile be? Wendell Goler takes a look.

Then, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld (search) arrives in Singapore for a conference on security with the North Korean nuclear threat likely to be a hot topic there. Bret Baier has the details.

Plus, James Rosen looks at the State Department’s annual report on human trafficking problems around the world that includes four U.S. allies in the Middle East.

And Mike Emanuel reports on reaction to Amnesty International's 2005 report calling Guantanamo Bay the "gulag for our time" that angered U.S. administration officials as high up as the president, who called the allegation "absurd."

Major Garret reports on asbestos legislation ipending in the Senate that would offer compensation for victims of asbestos while capping damages and indemnifying corporations from further suits.

California’s governor is proposing a long-term, far-reaching plan to reduce state greenhouse gas emissions in order to reduce global warming. William La Jeunesse examines what it will cost California taxpayers and businesses.

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

CeCi Connolly, national correspondent for The Washington Post

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