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May 11th, 2012
06:55 AM ET

Starting Point live blog for Friday, May 11th, 2012

This morning, "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien" is live at 7am Eastern. Today, Soledad talks with our panelists, CNN Contributors Will Cain, political commentator Abby Huntsman and Columbia University professor Marc Lamont Hill. Our panel will be talking about the following top stories:

* FBI: Fugitive dead; two sisters alive

* Romney apologizes for 'dumb prank'

* Christy Turlington Burns is live at 8:40a to talk about her 'No Mother's Day' campaign.

Share your comments in the section below. If you're not by a TV, you can watch us here at CNN.com/Live. Let's get started.
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[UPDATED 7:39am Eastern]</strong Romney campaign's Kerry Healey: question for Americans is 'is this a character trait to be concerned about?' Says he's deeply compassionate.

[UPDATED 7:37am Eastern] Romney campaign's Kerry Healey says 'we should take Romney at his word' re: alleged high school bullying incident. Says Mitt Romney doesn't have a viscous bone in his body.


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  1. Jaime

    Lammont
    are you smoking crack! the reson Obama is the president is because no one in the MSM (like you) vetted him the last time around. Did you read his famous book? in his own words, and now you are upset becasue a 47 year old story comes out by the WP on Romney coincidentially timed with all that has gone on this week
    give me a break Lammont-Hill your credibility like that of this program are in the tank, lowest ever,wonder why?

    May 11, 2012 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Liz H

    Re the potus public support of gay marriage. I'm not usre I can but the notion that the Prex's public support was purely political...He's an honest man , who answered the question on gay marriage, truthfully from his heart.
    Any ad or statement comming from either campaign will be construde as political...both sides! But being the uqual marriage rights is still very controversial and not widely popular, is why i do not think Pres Obamas intention was politicaly motivated...and lets not forget two factors that may have contributed to Robin Roberts exploring the issue further...VP Bidens statemetns last wknd,and NC Doma vote on Tuesday..

    May 11, 2012 at 8:18 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Clarke

    Soledad: To the ardent Obama hater on the Panel. Why do the Right-Wing come across so hostile. You claim that Obama always orchestrates the discussion but, you refuse to recognize that as leadership. All you want is to bad mouth him even if you come off as piously rediculous.

    May 11, 2012 at 8:06 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Matthew Inge

    You and your panel missed the obvious follow up to Romney campaign's Kerry Healey whose last statment said that Mr. Romney (paraphrasing) always cares to see that the gay people in his organization are treated with respect. Didn't his gay foreign policy advisor just get drummed out of the organization because he was gay? Is that what Mr. Romney calls respect?

    May 11, 2012 at 8:00 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. dlkincaid

    So damn SICK OF WILL & the GOP make their racist attitudes! Cain tired of talking about mitt, couldn't wait to give us his opinions on Trayvon! Don't want today hear anything they say? Evil

    May 11, 2012 at 7:56 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Susan J Anderson

    Soledad you & yr show ROCK...Bristol Palin is not an authority on anything & frankly should not speak on issues about which she knows little & why do we care what her opinion might be?

    May 11, 2012 at 7:53 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Daniel Emmons

    Why on earth would you waste any time on your show covering what Bristol Palin has to say about anything.

    May 11, 2012 at 7:44 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Susan J Anderson

      Exactly!

      May 11, 2012 at 7:55 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Tony Moss

        Probably friend of Abby Huntsman, lol. How did she get on the panel ?

        May 11, 2012 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  8. Tony Moss

    The obese pill Abby brought up. Its way more than learning to eat right. It is more about affordability of healthy choices when you are a family with four children trying to get by. The more filling and " go further" foods offered to the public, at an affordable price are atrocious. Then throw in little time to prepare, and that equals a frozen pizza for many. I am not obese, but have watched this growing. Also have to throw in lack of exercise with kids these days as they stare at some sort of electronic screen. So economics have is a heavy factor when talking about obesity.

    May 11, 2012 at 7:41 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Joanne

      I wanted to thank Abby Huntsman for her compassionate reporting of the new Anti-obesity drug. Her insinuation that obese people do not need "help", that they cost Americans millions in health care dollar every year and that they should practice "personal responsibility" show not only her incredible ignorance about the many reasons people become obese but incredible insensitivity to many people who struggle daily with their weight. I can only hope that she never faces the struggle herself or the prejudice she has exposed on Starting Point this morning.

      May 11, 2012 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Carlos Vargas

    Good Morning. U have a good and blessed dad. Will be on FB on posting. This way thru CNN alway Name and Email.

    May 11, 2012 at 7:06 am | Report abuse | Reply

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