Topics and Guests: Dec. 28

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.

Tuesday, Dec. 28:

The U.S. is now pledging more aid to countries devastated by the tsunamis over the weekend. We’ll hear how the U.S. is helping from correspondent Wendell Goler.

And as the tsunamis (search) tore through the coasts of South East Asia and killed tens of thousands, thousands more had to watch it all happen. Fox News correspondent Jennifer Griffin walked through what's left of one of the areas and talked to survivors.

Iraqi insurgents continued efforts to disrupt security there just before the elections attacking police stations — will Iraq be ready for the Jan. 30 elections? Steve Centanni reports.

Plus, did the U.N. Security Council (search) know there was more to Saddam’s illegal moneymaking schemes, but instead looked the other way? Correspondent Todd Connor has the details.

And in the wake of Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat's death, Palestinian militant groups are changing their image as the election nears to find a replacement for Arafat. Mike Tobin has the report.

Plus, we'll talk with our all-star panel of FOX News contributors:

Charles Krauthammer, syndicated columnist

Juan Williams, correspondent for National Public Radio

Ceci Connelly, staff writer for The Washington Post"

These stories and more...

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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 sounds 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.

— Guests and topics are subject to change