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Could thousands of U.S. troops be heading home as early as next year? Bret Baier has the news from Iraq.

This morning Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (search) said that he would not attempt any more cloture votes on John Bolton’s nomination to the U.N. and that the administration should accede to Democrats' request for more information or make a recess appointment. But, this afternoon at the White House Senator Frist seemed to be singing a different tune. James Rosen has the latest.

As House Democratic leaders announce legislation to create an independent commission to investigate evidence of abuse of detainees in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Guantanamo Bay (search); will an investigation stop the criticism of the facility? Jim Angle has the story.

Why is the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (search) facing $100 million in funding cuts? Molly Henneberg takes a look at the latest public broadcasting controversy.

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon (search) and Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas (search) met this morning as tensions flare over Abbas' seeming inability to control terror groups like Islamic Jihad. Jennifer Griffin has a report.

Some 9/11 families are protesting the proposed International Freedom Center at Ground Zero fearing that the portal to the memorial will feature criticisms of U.S. policies and extraneous information not related to 911. David Lee Miller has the details.

Plus, 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 correspondent for NPR

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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