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• President Bush and his aides listened to suggestions from Democrats and Republicans today about candidates to fill a Supreme Court vacancy, but did not tip his hand about his favorites. Asked later how close he was to making a decision, Bush told reporters, "Closer today than I was yesterday." Carl Cameron reports.
• Then, British security forces raided a number of homes in Leeds this morning and revealed that they believe they may have identified the bombers who appear to have perished in last week's London bombings. Jonathan Hunt has the details.
• And, according to a British memo marked "Secret - UK Eyes Only," the United States and Britain are drawing up plans to withdraw the majority of their troops from Iraq by the middle of next year. Bret Baier, traveling with a top U.S. General in Qatar has a report.
• And in Tokyo before departing for South Korea (search), Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (search) brushed aside suggestions that a South Korean offer of substantial food aid to North Korea (search) could stiffen that country's resistance to U.S. demands that the country dismantle its nuclear weapons program. James Rosen has the latest from Rice’s trip to Asia.
• Plus, Congress on Wednesday will scrutinize the efforts of the Chinese National Off-Shore Oil Company to buy California based Unocal Oil (search). The potential deal has drawn bipartisan condemnation, largely on national security grounds. It's also provoked criticism of Bush administration trade and national security dealings with China. FOX News correspondent Major Garrett reports.
• And President Bush, at an Oval Office photo opportunity this morning, was asked directly whether he would fire Karl Rove (search) in keeping with a pledge in June 2004, to dismiss any leakers in the case. The president did not respond. And for the second day, White House press secretary Scott McClellan (search) is asked questions about Rove. Jim Angle has the latest on the rumblings over Rove.
• Then, in Israel, Mike Tobin has the details of the first suicide bombing in some time to take place at a mall in Netanya, killing at least two Israelis today.
• 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
—Ceci Connelly, national correspondent for The Washington Post
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