Topics and Guests, November 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.

Monday, Nov. 22:

There is rising violence in Iraq (search) as a member of an influential Sunni clerics' group that called for a boycott of Iraqi national elections was assassinated Monday, one day after government officials announced that the vote would be held January 30. We’ll bring you the latest on the fighting and the future of Iraq as the election nears.

Plus, Iran announces its suspension of uranium enrichment, but if the International Atomic Energy Agency (search) rules that Iran is honoring its commitment to suspend enrichment, will it be a setback to U.S. hopes of referring Iran to the U.N. Security Council, a step that would lead to sanctions against Iran?

And President Bush's visited briefly with Colombian President Alvaro Uribe (search), marking the final stop of his three-day Latin American trip. We’ll have the latest from the president’s travels.

And the intelligence reform bill is running into hurdles with House Republicans, but are their objections valid and why is it being held up now? We’ll ask Representative Duncan Hunter (search) (R-CA), Chairman of the Armed Services Committee and Member of the Homeland Security Committee.

Plus, Colin Powell (search) travels to the Middle East — is it time to talk about possible contenders for Palestinian leadership? And should the U.S. be involved in the elections and the peace process? Our all-star panel of FOX News contributors weighs in:

Fred Barnes, executive editor of The Weekly Standard

Mort Kondracke, executive editor of Roll Call

Jeff Birnbaum, columnist at The Washington Post

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