Topics: September 20

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Tuesday, September 20:

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

• President Bush embarked on his fifth trip to Mississippi and Louisiana to survey hurricane recovery efforts amid worries that Hurricane Rita could bring new misery to the devastated Gulf Coast. Wendell Goler has a report.

• And Rita strengthened into a growing hurricane as it lashed the Florida Keys with flooding rain and strong wind, threatening the island chain with a storm surge of up to 6 feet and sparking fears the storm could eventually bring new misery to the Gulf Coast. Rick Leventhal has the latest in a live report.

• Then, the mayor of New Orleans says Hurricane Rita could be "equally dangerous" to New Orleans as Hurricane Katrina. The city is requesting 200 buses to help in a possible evacuation of residents who’ve returned to the region. Phil Keating has more from New Orleans.

• Also, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, members of Congress continue their rhetoric about the administration's response to the storm. Brian Wilson takes a look at what’s being said.

• And Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld (search) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Richard Myers brief reporters on the status of military operations in Iraq. Bret Baier has details from the Pentagon.

• Casting doubt on the viability of yesterday's nuclear agreement, North Korea (search) said today that it would not give up its nuclear weapons programs before the United States provided it with a light-water reactor. James Rosen reports.

• Plus, the Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on the Kelo v. New London court ruling and Major Garrett reports on the controversial ruling concerning eminent domain.

We'll also talk with our all-star panel of FOX News contributors about the day's headlines:

—Fred Barnes, executive editor of The Weekly Standard

Mort Kondracke, executive editor of Roll Call

—Mara Liasson, national political correspondent of NPR

—The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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."

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FOX News' Team Washington provides live reports from the White House, Capitol Hill, the Supreme Court and key federal agencies. Seasoned correspondents 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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