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• President Bush today questioned the plan of New Orleans' Mayor Ray Nagin to allow residents to return to the city, saying there are too many concerns about additional flooding and safety in the city. Wendell Goler reports.
• Despite the threat of another storm still out at sea, residents began trickling back today as part of a plan by the mayor to reopen New Orleans. Phil Keating has the latest news from New Orleans.
• Then, a bipartisan commission, co-chaired by former President Carter (search) and former Secretary of State James Baker (search) says ballot disputes in the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections have led Americans to lose confidence in the electoral process. The panel's report has 87 recommendations. Brian Wilson has more.
• And North Korea (search) on Monday agreed to stop building nuclear weapons and allow international inspections in exchange for energy aid, economic cooperation and security assurances, in a first step toward disarmament after two years of six-nation talks. James Rosen has the details.
• Sunday, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee (search) predicted that John Roberts would be approved as the next chief justice when the full Senate votes on his nomination by Thursday, Sept. 29. Jim Angle has a report.
• Then, why did former President Bill Clinton (search) criticize President Bush on disaster preparedness, tax cuts and the war in Iraq? Was he churning the political waters for his wife, Senator Hillary Clinton? Major Garrett takes a look.
• Final results of the weekend's parliamentary elections in Afghanistan (search) will not be available until the end of next month. Turnout was a little lower than some had hoped, but threatened violence to thwart the voting did not take place. Correspondent Geoff Meade of our sister network Sky News has a report.
• Plus, many German voters were stunned to discover that neither of the two leading candidates for chancellor in Sunday's election had received enough votes to be declared the absolute winner. Correspondent Dana Lewis has the details.
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
—Mara Liasson, national political correspondent of 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 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