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March 22nd, 2012
07:49 AM ET

Starting Point live blog for Thursday, March 22st

This morning on "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien," is live at 7am Eastern. This morning, Soledad will talk with our panelists Ryan Lizza with the New Yorker, TheBlaze.com contributor Will Cain and Actor/Comedian John Fugelsang. Today's stories include:

* French killings suspect dead after siege, minister says
* More protests over killing of unarmed Florida teen Trayvon Martin
* Excitement around Tim Tebow joining the New York Jets.

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 7:03a] CNN national security contributor Fran Townsend tells Soledad the French shooter story is exactly the lone wolf scenario that the intelligence community fears could happen.


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  1. Susie

    It was great to see Roland Martin on your talk show. I hope this will not be his last time on CNN.
    Thanks also the way CNN is covering Trayvon Martin story. The dialogue is important and it is unfortunate that even today White society will not accept the fact that race played a huge issue in what happened to this youth, Trayvon Martin. Keep up the excellent journalism!

    March 22, 2012 at 8:52 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Terry

    I heard Soladad say this morning that the recent tragety at least starts the conversation about race. Not true, we have been talking about these types of issues for years and years, yet the same things are happening. The life of a black man in this country isn't worth a plug nickle. It's open season blacks in this country. no matter which way we turn there are shut doors and constant struggles. The government must openly acknowledge the racial problems in this country and the politics have got to stop being cowards and talk about it. They run on the same issues every four years. Education, jobs, taxes, abortion, gay rights and nothing ever changes. We have a serious racial problems in this country for years and the people we call moral leaders as politics do nothing or say nothing. They are a bunch of cowards!!

    March 22, 2012 at 8:33 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Holly

    Every once in a while I turn to CNN and tend to think they are doing better about covering the news and politics without too much bias. However, today there was a brief news note on Solidad O'Brien's show where they showed the President touting an increase in oil leases under his watch. It seems it should have been followed with someone reminding people that they have been, if not totally, then mostly on private land or due to what George Bush put into action. Obama really had nothing to do with most or any of the increase. Wouldn't that be telling the truth.
    I will say, this particular show has appeared to have a more bias slant than others shows.

    March 22, 2012 at 8:23 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Kat

    If we spent as much time, money, and energy as we have been on the pipeline, perhaps we could find alternatives to the oil that we hold so dear. Fossil fuels need time to renew themselves, the atmosphere needs time to recover. Let's focus on something else and let the planet do it's job.

    March 22, 2012 at 7:56 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Kat

      I guess that's not related to the shooter comment. Who wouldn't fear a "lone wolf scenario"? It is the kind of situation that everyone fears. It points out an event that we as potential victims cannot control. You're going about your day, and someone else decides to end it for you.

      March 22, 2012 at 8:09 am | Report abuse | Reply

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