Topics and Guests, November 17

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, Nov. 17:

The House Committee on International Relations is expected to reveal during a hearing on corruption in the Iraqi relief program that money from the United Nations Oil-for-Food program (search) helped pay the families of Palestinian homicide bombers. We'll bring you the latest from the hearing as Eric Shawn reports.

And President Bush named Margaret Spellings as his new education secretary. Spellings currently serves as Bush's domestic policy adviser and worked for six years as Bush's education adviser in Texas, pushing policies on early reading and student accountability that became the model for the controversial federal law, No Child Left Behind (search). We'll look at the future of the law under Spellings leadership in Bush's second term.

Also, airstrikes hit Fallujah (search) holdouts, but insurgents continue to attack in Baqouba, Mosul, near Baghdad and Tikrit — we'll have the latest from Iraq.

Plus, we'll have top political analysis from our all-star FOX News contributors:

Fed Barnes, executive editor of the Weekly Standard,

Jeff Birnbaum, columnist for the Washington Post

Mara Liasson, national political 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