Topics: August 5
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Friday, August 5:
Team FOX goes around the world giving you the people, places and politics you need to know — only on “Special Report.”
Britain’s Prime Minister Tony Blair (search) announces unprecedented steps to crack down on terrorism — vowing to get particularly tough on supporters of terrorism inside its borders. Correspondent David Lee Miller has details.
And the Iranian government has said it's moving forward with its nuclear ambitions... and not much — if anything — can stop them. But a European coalition is doing its best to get Iran to change course. Major Garret has the details.
The latest job numbers are up, the housing market continues to grow, but oil and gas prices remain high and the Fed is concerned about inflation. So how strong is the U.S. economy? Correspondent Carl Cameron has a report.
Then, Greg Kelly has the latest from the War on Terror (search) as the United States says it will transfer about 70 percent of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba detainees to three other countries. Plus, details from Operation Quick Strike (search) that is targeting insurgents and foreign terrorists in Iraq.
Plus, Benon Sevan (search), the former head of the U.N.'s Oil-for-Food program, is trying to get ahead of next week's Volcker report, denying that he ever took kickbacks in exchange for Oil-for-Food contracts. Jonathan Hunt has a report.
The Israeli government says it's standing firm on its plan to withdraw thousands of settlers from Gaza (search) and the West Bank in two weeks. This as tensions in the region flare, over yesterday's deadly attack by a Jewish settler. Fox News correspondent Mike Tobin has the latest from Gaza.
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
—Bill Sammon, White House correspondent for The Washington Times
—Jeff Birnbaum, columnist for The Washington Post
Don’t miss tonight’s “Special Report with Brit Hume.”
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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."
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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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