Kresta in the Afternoon – January 9, 2008 – Hour 1

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    First Topic – Bush in Middle East after naval scuffle with Iran

    As President Bush arrived in the Middle East today, Iran accused the United States of "clumsily" fabricating footage claiming to show Iranian speedboats harassing US ships, as Washington issued a new warning to its archfoe. What happened and why? Middle East analyst Micah Halpern is with us.

    Second Topic – Clinton / McCain pull off campaign comebacks in N.H

    Barack Obama talked of introducing some Chicago smackdown to his politics of hope today, seeking a rebound after Hillary Rodham Clinton grasped victory in the New Hampshire primary. In the wide-open Republican contest, John McCain pressed to build on his New Hampshire win and named experience, knowledge and judgment as his calling cards in the races ahead. One thing is for certain, both nominations are up for grabs. Veteran White House reporter Bill Sammon was in Iowa last week and joins us from New Hampshire today.

    Third Topic – From President of the Evangelical Theological Society back to the Faith of his baptism

    Until a few months ago, Francis Beckwith was president of the Evangelical Theological Society, an association of 4,300 Protestant theologians. Now he has returned to the Church of his baptism. He shares the story of his return to Rome after 32 years as an evangelical.

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