Topics: August 22

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Hours before a midnight deadline, Shiites and Kurds reached an agreement today on Iraq's draft constitution and were trying to persuade Sunni Arabs to go along with their compromises. William La Jeunesse has a live report.

And, President Bush addresses the Veterans of Foreign Wars (search) convention in Salt Lake City, Utah. Wendell Goler has details from the president’s speech.

Then, it's no secret that the Pentagon is eyeing a possible cut in U.S. troop levels in Iraq next year. Less well known is that Army planners are preparing for quite a different scenario: that they will have to sustain, through multiple rotations, the current number of troops for another four years. Bret Baier asks the general in charge of Army operations in Iraq about his assessment of troops levels, deployments and overall planning.

Plus, Jim Angle reports the latest news surrounding Supreme Court nominee John Roberts' (search) confirmation, as liberal groups are pressuring Democratic Senators to withhold a vote on Roberts until more of his records are released.

Then, Northwest Airlines (search) rode out a full weekend with its mechanics' union on strike. Union members argue that the airline, which they struck over its demand for $176 million in wage and benefit cuts, would see mechanical problems mount as the week progresses. This is just the latest problem for labor. Four important affiliates declared their withdrawal from the AFL-CIO (search) in the days running up to the 50th anniversary convention in July. Brian Wilson looks at labor in disarray.

We’ll also have reports from Jennifer Griffin and Mike Tobin in Israel, as the last of the Gaza (search) settlements is evacuated with little resistance.

We'll also talk with our all-star panel of FOX News contributors about the day's headlines:

—Mort Kondracke, executive editor of Roll Call

Charles Krauthammer, syndicated columnist

—Juan Williams, senior correspondent for NPR

Don’t miss tonight’s “Special Report with Brit Hume.”

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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.

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