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.

Thursday, Dec. 9:

Fallout from the critical questioning of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld by troops at Camp Buehring (search), Kuwait — Bret Baier has the story from the Pentagon.

And President Bush says that funding for Social Security reform (search) will not come out of paychecks of American workers. Correspondent Jim Angle has the details from the White House.

Also, what does the Justice Department think of the intelligence reform bill? Major Garrett breaks down the bill’s effect on prosecutors and law enforcement.

Plus, Brit asks Noah Feldman, a professor of the New York University School of Law with a doctorate in Islamic Thought from Oxford, about the future of Iraq. What kind of state will Iraq be after the January elections?

Colin Powell is in Belgium to meet with NATO chief Jaap de Hoop Scheffer (search) to discuss Ukraine’s future and security issues in Iraq. FNC correspondent Greg Kelly is in Brussels with the details.

And a black conservative group is speaking out against the objections “mainstream” black leadership have with Condoleeza Rice’s role in the White House. FNC correspondent William LaJeunesse has the story.

Plus, top analysis on the "Happy Holidays" versus "Merry Christmas" debate and Howard Dean’s vision for the Democratic Party from our all-star panel of FOX News contributors:

Mort Kondracke, executive editor of Roll Call

Fred Barnes, executive editor of the Weekly Standard

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