Topics: Dec. 15

Join host Brit Hume and FOX's Team Washington weekdays at 6 p.m. ET for "Special Report" — Find out what's happening inside the Beltway and on the world stage on tonight's show.

• Brit talks with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in an exclusive interview you won’t want to miss!

• Iraqis voted in a historic parliamentary election today, with strong turnout reported in Sunni Arab areas and even a shortage of ballots in some precincts. Dana Lewis reports from Baghdad.

• And President Bush and his top aides are closely monitoring the Iraqi election, which Bush hopes Americans will see as a sign of progress as he tries to convince more people to back his Iraq war strategy. Carl Cameron has a report.

• Then, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld speaks to employees at the Pentagon today. Bret Baier has highlights and news on Iraq from the Pentagon.

• Plus, after months of resistance, the White House has agreed to accept Sen. John McCain's call for a law specifically banning cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment of foreign suspects in the war on terror. Jim Angle has more.

• Also, Senators Specter and Harkin inserted language into a bill that would rename buildings at Centers for Disease Control headquarters in Atlanta, which has raised the ire of House members with some hoping to shame the senators into withdrawing the language by introducing legislation to name the buildings for Mother Theresa and Rosa Parks. Brian Wilson takes a look at what’s in a name.

• And, correspondent Jennifer Griffin talks to Israelis, including Holocaust survivors, about their reaction to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's recent comments denying that the Holocaust took place and demanding that Israel be moved to Europe or anywhere else outside the Middle East.

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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 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.

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