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• Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff Lewis "Scooter" Libby (search) pleaded not guilty today in the CIA leak scandal, marking the start of what could be a long road to a trial in which Cheney and other top Bush administration officials could be summoned to testify. Jim Angle has a report.
• Then, a group of centrist senators who halted a previous filibuster fight is making plans for Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito (search), but at least two of the group's Republicans say their decision is already made: no filibuster. Many believe these bipartisan Senate moderates hold the key to the nomination of Judge Alito. Brian Wilson has more.
• And Al Qaeda (search) in Iraq claimed today to have shot down a U.S. military attack helicopter that crashed west of Baghdad, killing its two Marine crew members. Mike Emanuel has a report from the Pentagon.
• Plus, rioters in France shot at police and fire fighter crews in the worst night of a week of violence in poor suburbs around Paris prompting France's prime minister today to vow to restore law and order. Greg Palkot has the details.
• Also, Total Oil (search), a French oil conglomerate, has admitted that they paid off the regime of Saddam Hussein for oil contracts through front companies, but why is Total not getting the same criticism as other oil companies in the Volcker report? Jonathan Hunt looks for answers.
• The city of Oakland, California, is trying to use its eminent domain (search) power to seize three blocks for the construction of apartments, condos and stores. William La Jeunesse has a report.
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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.
And more people watch FNC's Primetime than all of the cable news competition combined!
— Guests and topics are subject to change