Topics and Guests: December 22

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.

Wednesday, Dec. 22:

After the attack on the U.S. Army base in Mosul (search), military investigations are showing evidence of a suicide bomb. How could security at the base be breached? We'll bring you a full report from Pentagon correspondent Bret Baier .

And correspondent Andrew Stack has a report from Iraq as the residents of Fallujah return to their city and a report on the homecoming of the French journalists held in captivity in Iraq for four months.

Is the overall economic outlook for the president’s second term favorable or not so good? Jim Angle has the details.

The Department of Health and Human Services (search) released a report Tuesday asserting that individual re-importation of drugs from Canada would not offer cost savings. Steve Centanni looks at the report.

And British Prime Minister Tony Blair (search) meets with Prime Minister Sharon and Palestinian leaders about his proposed conference in Britain in March. Laurie Dhue has the details from Israel.

Is it right for a school district in Kentucky to provide "mandatory tolerance" training for students on gay and lesbian issues? Jeff Goldblatt hears from some parents who oppose the training.

Brit also talks to Washington Post columnist Jeff Birnbaum about the scandals at Fannie Mae. Will the company recover?

Plus, we'll have top anaylsis on the military investigations in Mosul with our all-star panel of FOX News contributors:

Fred Barnes, executive editor of the Weekly Standard

Mort Kondracke, executive editor of Roll Call

Juan Williams, senior correspondent for National Public Radio

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