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After yet another lengthy surgery, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's doctors said he showed "significant improvement." Mr. Sharon returned to intensive care, where he will remain in a drug-induced coma until Sunday. Amy Kellogg has the latest on the prime minister's commission.

Ariel Sharon's declining health has officials in Washington and the Middle East scrambling to adjust to the changing political scene. Just what would a peace process, absent Ariel Sharon, look like? James Rosen has the story.

Bret Baier sat down today with the top commander in Iraq, General George Casey. Casey says he will make another recommendation about troop reductions this spring, but warned that pulling troops out too quickly could lead to sectarian violence.

Iraq held its first Army Day today since the fall of Saddam Hussein. The day was also used to re-dedicate the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. David MacDougall has the story.

President Bush said America's economic performance in 2005 was "the envy of the industrialized world". Mr. Bush also said he's optimistic about the future of the U.S. economy, even as December's job numbers fell short. Carl Cameron has the story.

The hearings for Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito are set to begin on Monday, with questions expected to be very tough. Major Garrett has a preview.

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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 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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