Join host Brit Hume and FOX's Team Washington weekdays at 6 p.m. ET for "Special Report" — Find out what's happening inside the Beltway and on the world stage on tonight's show.
• Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld announces the first of what is likely to be a series of U.S. troop drawdowns in Iraq in 2006. Rumsfeld said that President Bush has authorized new cuts below the 138,000 level that has prevailed for most of this year. The secretary of defense did not reveal the exact size of the troop cut, but Pentagon officials have said it could be as much as 7,000 combat troops. FOX's Bret Baier has the details.
• Then, what's the footprint of U.S. forces in Iraq likely to look like in coming years? We'll ask retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Bob Scales.
• And the temperature may be dropping in Washington, but things are heating up around the White House! FOX's Carl Cameron has the details.
• Plus, why haven't President Bush and Congress been seeing eye to eye on a number of issues? FOX's Major Garrett reports.
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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 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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— Guests and topics are subject to change