(CNN) – Former Rep. Anthony Weiner, who resigned in disgrace after sending lewd photos via Twitter, got some good news Tuesday with a new poll indicating he's gaining ground in the New York City mayoral race.
Asked by CNN if he's getting a second chance, Weiner argued voters aren't focused on his scandal.
"Look. I have said from the moment I got into this race that I honor the idea that people are going to have questions about me, but for the most part the questions people have been asking have been the things that affect their families."
Three members of the Brassard family were injured at the Boston Marathon Bombings near the finish line. Six weeks later, husband and wife Ron and Karen Brassard are on 'Starting Point' talking with Christine Romans and John Berman on their current condition.
They are remaining hopeful as they slowly recover from the severe injuries they sustained.
An Arizona mother was jailed in Mexico after Mexican police allegedly found pot under woman's seat. She is accused of smuggling pot in Mexico. Yarina Maldonado's husband fights to free her from Mexican prison. Husband Gary and; father-in-law Larry share their story on 'Starting Point' with John Berman and Christine Romans.
Dr. Nader Pouratian is on 'Starting Point' talking with John Berman and Christine Romans about the brain surgery he performed on a patient at UCLA medical center where the patient was awake throughout the surgery. The patient facilitated doctors in the completion of his surgery, by playing the guitar it helped guide surgeons throughout the surgery to repair the patient's tremor. According to Dr. Pouratian there are 'no pain receptors' inside the brain, so the patient felt no pain even though he was awake during the surgery.
Christine Romans reports how a patient had brain surgery while awake. During the surgery, the patient played the guitar to help doctors perform the surgery more effectively. Surgery posted to Twitter and Vine. The surgery was to try to eliminate a tremor.
Jose Baez weighs in on the Trayvon Martin case on 'Starting Point' with John Berman and Christine Romans. Defendant George Zimmerman's attorney will ask for an additional six week delay for the trial. The Defense's requests were denied. Zimmerman's trial for the murder of Trayvon Martin will begin on June 10, 2013.
Despite a fire, Royal Caribbean's Grandeur of the Seas cruise ship heading to the Bahamas never lost power. Passengers Danielle Miller & Katie Coleman share the story on "Starting Point" this morning.
Seaside Heights is re-opened in time this Memorial Day Weekend. Summer tourism accounts for 65% of the town's economy.
CNN's Poppy Harlow reports on the Jersey Shore's recovery after Superstorm Sandy.
The lawyer for Debra Milke, Lori Voepel, is on 'Starting Point' talking with Christine Romans on her client's recent appeal that overturned her conviction. Milke could be released from prison soon after spending 22 years on death row. Voepel says "she was thrilled" to hear her conviction had been overturned.
Amy Beth Cavaretta and her husband Joe who work at the Orlando Sun Sentinel planned on asked photographer Emily Robinson to document the arrival of their second child. What they didn't anticipate was the pictures going viral.
Amy gave birth on the doorstep of the hospital in a wheelchair! Amy who gave birth naturally, was barely able to walk the six steps from the hospital driveway to the door. Her midwife happened to arrive as Amy clutched to the hospital exteriors for support and two hours after her very first contraction, she was holding her daughter Sienna Grace in her arms. New mother Amy and her friend and photographer Emily join “Starting Point” to discuss the amazing photos.