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Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld (search) is recommending more than 165 military installations around the United States be closed, everything from major bases to reserve and support facilities, as part of his on-going goal of restructuring the armed forces, closures that he says will save nearly 49 billion dollars over the next two decades. Bret Baier has the details.

Operation Matador continues in Iraq as American fighter jets flattened a suspected terrorist safe house near the Syrian border with Iraq. Meanwhile, hundreds of U.S. troops searched remote desert villages by house for followers of terror mastermind Abu Musab al-Zarqawi (search). Mike Emanuel has the latest.

Republicans complain that while in open session on the Senate floor yesterday, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid recklessly mentioned a "problem" in the FBI file of Sixth Circuit Judge Henry Saad. What "problem" is he talking about? Correspondent Major Garrett investigates.

Plus, President Bush's nomination of John Bolton (search) to be U.N. ambassador has been shaken again by a Republican senator's surprise opposition to the embattled nominee, and Democrats hope to seize the opportunity and defeat him in the Senate. Carl Cameron takes a look at Bolton’s uphill battle.

And Rep. Tom DeLay (search) fired back at Democrats raising ethics questions about him, telling a crowd of conservative activists Thursday night that the GOP's opponents have no ideas and "no class." Brian Wilson has the details.

Then, the constitution gives law-abiding Americans the right to vote, and choose their leaders. But to vote, you have to register. And to register, you have to disclose where you live. But what happens when you don't live anywhere, because you're homeless? Well, that's become a point of contention in North Carolina that correspondent Jonathan Serrie will explain.

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

Fred Barnes, executive editor of The Weekly Standard

Mort Kondracke, executive editor of Roll Call

Nina Easton, deputy Washington bureau chief for The Boston Globe

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

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