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Thursday, June 9:

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

Will the Senate confirm three more of President Bush's judicial nominees today? Major Garrett will have the latest on the Senate vote to confirm the nominations.

Then, Howard Dean (search) appeared on Capitol Hill for a monthly meeting with Democratic leaders, but the DNC Chair had a hard time keeping reporters focused on the issues at hand. Is Howard Dean a distraction to the interests of his party? Brian Wilson takes a look.

Plus, President Bush urges Congress to renew parts of the Patriot Act set to expire at the end of the year, despite criticism that the act diminishes American liberties. Carl Cameron has the details.

And why did British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw (search) and other senior European Union officials make a surprise visit to Baghdad today? Bret Baier has the answer.

Also, a report from Greg Burke on the Jewish extremists who have taken over an abandoned hotel in a seaside town in Gaza (search) to protest Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's plan to pullout from the region..

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

Mara Liasson, national political 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