Topics: August 25

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Thursday, August 25:

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

• The countdown is on to confirmation hearings for Judge John Roberts (search). Groups both for and against the president's pick for the U.S. Supreme Court are already lining up and speaking out. Brian Wilson reports.

• Crawford, Texas has made a name for itself as the leader of the free world's home away from home. But Crawford is still very much a sleepy, Texas town. That's how it was in 2001 when Fox News White House correspondent Wendell Goler took a tour on his motorcycle. And, as his revved-up return four years later shows, that's how it is now — even with all the reporters, and Cindy Sheehan (search) backers.

• And a federal commission voted to close the crown jewel of Army hospitals as it began its second day of decision-making on sweeping plans to restructure military bases across the country. The century-old Walter Reed Army Medical Center (search) has treated presidents, foreign leaders as well as veterans and soldiers, including those returning from the Iraq war. Bret Baier has a report.

• Plus, what could be the consequences of a premature departure from Iraq? Jim Angle takes a look.

• Also, in Iraq, the National Assembly (search) did not meet today to settle the outstanding issues of the draft constitution. David Piper has the details.

• The city council of Yelm, Washington, has scheduled a hearing to determine whether or not the small town will host a Wal-Mart. However, city residents keep bringing up the issue in council meetings crowding out other topics and irritating the council members. The council's solution: ban the words "Wal-Mart" and even "big box store" from meetings. Dan Springer has the story.

• Then, Steve Brown reports on a Wisconsin decision to issue tax ID numbers to illegal immigrants that would enable them to apply for mortgages to the consternation of some.

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

Michael Barone, senior writer for US News and World Report

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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