Topics: July 11

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Monday, July 11:

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

Washington is abuzz with speculation that there will be a second Supreme Court retirement. Focus is particularly on Chief Justice William Rehnquist (search) who has thyroid cancer. How is the White House responding to the rumblings of another retirement? Correspondent Jim Angle reports.

And new details are emerging regarding White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove's (search) communication with reporters about CIA agent Valerie Plame (search). The leaking of her name prompted a federal probe, which has lasted for two years and landed one reporter in jail because she won't reveal her source. Carl Cameron looks into the communication between Time magazine's Matthew Cooper and Karl Rove.

Then, FOX News Correspondent James Rosen travels with Secretary Condoleezza Rice (search) through her four-country Asia trip. On the top of her agenda is North Korea, which over the weekend agreed to return to the six-party talks. Rosen interviews Rice who has so far met with leaders in China and tsunami-ravaged Thailand.

Are the U.S. and Britain planning a troop drawdown in Iraq in 2006? Mike Emanuel has the details of a British memo that suggests just that, along with the latest news from the Pentagon.

Plus, Brian Wilson has a report from Capitol Hill as the Senate Appropriations Committee looks at the funding for the Corporation of Public Broadcasting after recently coming under fire for the content of its programming.

And a report from Dana Lewis in London as the city moves forward after Thursday’s transit bombings.

Also, are there ties between Saddam Hussein (search) and Usama bin Laden after all? Brit talks with Stephen Hayes of The Weekly Standard about the possibility.

Plus, 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

Jeff Birnbaum, columnist of The Washington Post.

We'll have the latest on these stories and more on tonight's show.

Don’t miss tonight’s “Special Report with Brit Hume.”

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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