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• Legal maneuverings have ratcheted up in the case of Jose Padilla, the so-called dirty bomber who has been held as an enemy combatant in a military brig for nearly four years. Padilla's attorneys want the Supreme Court to resolve whether or not the president's war powers justify the administration's decision to hold Padilla without charges for so long. Wendell Goler has a report.
• Then, government wiretaps and the legal concerns over them are nothing new. It is an issue that Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito weighed in on in 1984 when he was working in the Solicitor General's office. What should we make of Alito's thoughts on the Nixon's administration's wiretaps? Megyn Kendall breaks down the debate.
• And as Congress wrapped up their business for the year last week, at the eleventh hour they added liability protection for U.S. vaccine manufacturers. The idea is to promote production of the needed flu vaccine in the United States so the country doesn't have to rely on foreign manufacturers. Democrats are complaining that the law will prevent those harmed by the vaccine from suing. Major Garrett has the details.
• Plus, Greg Burke looks at the falling attendance at Christian churches in Spain.
• Also, could baby boomers bust the economy when they retire? We’ll ask the director of the Congressional Budget Office, Douglas Holtz-Eakin.
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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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— Guests and topics are subject to change