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April 12th, 2012
07:00 AM ET

Starting Point live blog for Thursday, April 12, 2012

This morning, "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien" is live at 7am Eastern. Today, Soledad talks with panelists contributor Will Cain, comedian John Fugelsang, Presidential Campaign Advisor Brett O'Donnell for 7a hour and CNN contributor Roland Martin for 8a hour. Today's stories include:

* George Zimmerman arrested for shooting Trayvon Martin, attorney to ask for bail
* Democrat's comment about Ann Romney creates firestorm on Twitter
* No sign of North Korean rocket launch on 1st day of window

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[UPDATED: 8:03amET] Martin family attorney Natalie Jackson says Martin family still grieving, but feels relieved that someone recognized that their child mattered. Regarding talks of unrest, says people should make sure few 'disrupters' & noise don't overcrowd hearing of justice for Trayvon.

[UPDATED: 7:32amET] George Zimmerman's attorney Mark O'Mara says bail hearing may happen today, may happen tomorrow, but he wants his client out of custody soon. Says he's hoping Zimmerman's mental state stays well.

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  1. Kaleb

    haha, I can't believe how badly everyone is misreading Hilary Rosen's comments about Ann Romney. I can't tell if it's overdramatization or obliviousness. Good on her for not apologizing.

    April 12, 2012 at 10:10 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. larry fridie

    The George Zimmerman's case will hinge on the following three key issues. 1. The distance inwhich Trayvon was shot. 2. The distance of the body from the Zimmerman Truck was to far to support his claim that trayvon approched him while George was heading back to the truck. 3. George Zimmerman had no lawful right to stop Trayvon and ask any question.
    Also, George Zimmerman father is a Judge, should he recuse from any case he hears involving a Black man.

    April 12, 2012 at 8:54 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. J.E.

    I believe Hilary Rosen commented on how Mrs. Romney dosen't face the same ECONOMICAL challenges as working moms. Isn't she right?

    April 12, 2012 at 8:48 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Kaleb

      Precisely. Why no one on CNN understands this I have no idea.

      April 12, 2012 at 11:40 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. savanvleck

    I've been a stay-at-home mom and also a working mom, now raising three grandsons and, yes, it is a big job, however, I've never been a mom with millions in the bank and not worrying how to get from payday to payday. Does Ann Romney know what I've gone through, "no." She can never know what it is to pay a $179 tuition bill off $20 a month, or fill out forms for food stamps and have your sons on reduced lunch, or make your grandson wait until he is 19 to get a drivers license because you cannot afford the auto insurance raise. She also has never had to tell her kids that the cell phones are going to have to be cancelled because you just cannot afford them anymore, or living on stale donuts, food no one wanted to buy, moldy cheese and more junk food than you have ever bought for them, from the food banks. until Ann Romney has had to deal with these issues, she cannot speak for me.

    April 12, 2012 at 8:11 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Anna

    Raising kids is not the issue. The issue is the economy. Anyone who hasn't been a sole provider of a household (raising kids or not) would not understand the burden it carries!

    April 12, 2012 at 7:39 am | Report abuse | Reply

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