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Wednesday, August 24:

Team FOX goes around the world giving you the people, places and politics you need to know — only on “Special Report.”

The president is in Idaho to deliver a speech on the War on Terror (search) in front of military personnel and families of some of those killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. And in Crawford, Cindy Sheehan (search) returns to continue her vigil at the president's ranch. Wendell Goler has details.

We’ll also talk with crisis management expert Eric Dezenhall about the administration’s handling of Cindy Sheehan’s protest. Are they doing the right thing by not talking to her or have they created a public relations nightmare?

Then, Bret Baier has the latest news out of Iraq after insurgents today attacked Iraqi police patrols in western Baghdad with at least three car bombs and small arms fire.

Then, People For the American Way (search) release a new 50-page report on the nomination of Judge John Roberts and California Senator Diane Feinstein is tears into the Supreme Court nominee. Jim Angle reports.

Plus, Senators Schumer and Feingold are asking Judge Roberts to explain why he did not recuse himself from consideration of the Hamdan military commission decision, the three-judge panel that unanimously ruled that the Bush administration could use commissions to try enemy combatants. Megyn Kendall has the details.

And a month into his term Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (search) is facing the daunting task of paying for a long list of campaign promises. Anita Vogel explains.

Also, Congressional Republicans have scaled back plans to fully repeal the estate tax because they lack a filibuster-proof majority. Major Garrett looks at the plan.

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

—Fred Barnes, executive editor of The Weekly Standard

—Mort Kondracke, executive editor of Roll Call

Juan Williams, senior correspondent for NPR

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

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 sound 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.

And more people watch FNC's Primetime than all of the cable news competition combined!

— Guests and topics are subject to change