Topics and Guests, October 16

Tonight on Special Report with Brit Hume:

Joined by about 100 lawmakers, President Bush signs a congressional resolution authorizing him to go to war with Iraq if Saddam Hussein doesn't immediately disarm his nation's weapons of mass destruction.


• The Beltway Sniper leaves behind more than shell casings at the scenes of his two latest attacks -- there were several solid eyewitnesses who got good looks at his face and his license plate.

• Iraq declares Saddam Hussein the winner with 100 percent of the votes in a referendum in which he was the sole candidate, perpetuating his two-decade reign and prompting bursts of celebratory gunfire in Baghdad's streets.

• President Bush and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon discuss the United States' ability to protect Israel from Iraqi chemical and biological weapons when the two meet in Washington.

Details on these stories and more on Special Report with Brit Hume.
— Guests and topics are subject to change