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Thursday, Dec. 2:

In a press conference today, President Bush said that Iraq's elections must not be delayed from the Jan. 30 scheduled date while also adding that he approved sending more U.S. troops to Iraq before the election. Jim Angle reports from the White House.

Plus, Iran (search) may be hiding equipment bought by its military that could be used in a nuclear weapons program despite its recent agreement to freeze all such programs and place them under U.N. supervision. Bret Baier has the latest from the Pentagon.

And as Ukrainians await a ruling that could decide whether a new vote is held in the country's presidential crisis, outgoing President Leonid Kuchma (search) went to Moscow and received a boost from his ally, Russian President Vladimir Putin. Dana Lewis reports from Kiev.

Also, after weeks of denial, the French Defense Minister said Wednesday that French troops who killed some 20 protesters in Ivory Coast (search) last month acted in self defense and did not break any rules. Major Garrett shares the details of the story including a home video FOX obtained of the clash between the peacekeepers and protesters that left at least 20 protesters dead.

And our all-star panel of FOX News contributors weigh on Bush's latest Cabinet choices and more hot topics of the day:

Fred Barnes, executive editor of The Weekly Standard

Jeff Birnbaum, columnist for The Washington Post

Charles Krauthammer, syndicated columnist

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 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