Kresta in the Afternoon – October 31, 2007 – Hour 1

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    First Topic - Beatifications revive disputes on Spanish Civil War

    The beatification of 498 Spanish martyrs on this weekend touched off angry disputes in Rome and in Spain about the role of the Catholic Church in the Spanish Civil War. Cardinal José Saraiva Martins, the prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, presided at the beatification, which recognized the largest group of martyrs ever proclaimed in a single ceremony. All of those martyrs died during the anti-Catholic violence of Spain's Civil War, between 1934 and 1937. We look at the history.

    4:20 - Dems Debate

    Hillary Clinton, the pinata of Tuesday's Democratic debate, is turning the tables on her rivals accusing them of ganging up against her. In a cleverly edited debate video and in a campaign statement, the Clinton camp is decrying the criticism leveled against her Tuesday night as the "politics of pile-on." We look at the issues, the reaction and Dennis Kucinich’s assertion that he has seen a UFO!

    4:40 - One Hundred Stories of Government Abuse

    As Ronald Reagan said, the nine scariest words in the English language are, “I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” An important new book, just out from the National Center for Public Policy Research, shows how on the mark the Gipper was. Shattered Dreams: One Hundred Stories of Government Abuse gives a hundred reasons why government left unchecked can harm even innocent, law-abiding citizens.

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