Topics: July 1

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Friday, July 1:

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

Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor (search) submitted her retirement notice to President Bush on Friday, setting the stage for a contentious battle over her replacement. Carl Cameron has details.

Now that O'Connnor has announced her intentions to retire, Capitol Hill (search) is abuzz about whether or not the president will consult with Senators from both sides of the aisle about potential nominees, what kind of person Mr. Bush will nominate, and when hearings for a replacement might take place. Major Garrett has the story.

And James Rosen takes a look back at Sandra Day O'Connor's career, while correspondent Megyn Kendall takes a look at the list of potential O'Connor replacements.

Plus, we’ll talk with Republican Senator John Cornyn (search) of Texas about the opening on the Supreme Court — would he jump at the chance to be the next justice?

Then, we turn to Bret Baier for the latest in Iraq after an aide to Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani was killed in a drive-by shooting outside of Baghdad on Friday.

Also, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (search) has been slipping in the polls. His approval rating has dropped from 55 to 37 percent. Trace Gallagher takes a look at the reasons behind the falling poll numbers.

Plus, we'll talk with our all-star panel of FOX News contributors about the day's political headlines:

Fred Barnes, executive editor of The Weekly Standard

Jeff Birnbaum, columnist for The Washington Post

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