Topics: June 29

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• President Bush creates a national security service within the FBI (search) to specialize in intelligence, this as part of a shake-up of the nation's disparate spy agencies. Carl Cameron has the details.

• Then, from Iraq, the streets of the Iraqi city of Hit, west of Baghdad, were deserted today, a day after more than a thousand U.S. troops and Iraqi forces launched Operation Sword (search) in a bid to crush militants and foreign fighters in western Iraq. Bret Baier reports.

• And Major Garret looks at the reactions on the Hill and elsewhere to President Bush's speech on Iraq at Fort Bragg in North Carolina last night.

• Plus, Molly Henneberg brings us details from the House Armed Services Committee (search) hearing on detainee operations at Guantanamo Bay.

• Also, Megyn Kendall has the latest from the case of reporters Matt Cooper (search) and Judith Miller. The Supreme Court refused to hear their appeals in the case of the Valerie Plame (search) leak Monday, and at a hearing today they could learn when and where they will have to go to jail.

• And, how does a congressman who makes about $150,000 dollars a year afford a 2.5 million dollar home? This is one question being asked by investigators looking in ethics violations by California Representative Duke Cunningham (search). Brian Wilson has the story.

• And, twice today Israelis opposed to their government's plans to withdraw from the Gaza Strip blocked rush hour traffic, bringing the entire country to a standstill. Jennifer Griffin explains what happened and the outcome.

• Then, Canada's lower house approved a national law permitting civil marriages for same-sex couples. The Senate is expected to also pass the bill making Canada the third country in the world to legalize gay marriage. Steve Brown reports.

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

Jeff Birnbaum, columnist for The Washington Post

Mara Liasson, national political reporter 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.

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