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May 9th, 2012
06:59 AM ET

Starting Point live blog for Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

This morning, "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien" is live at 7am Eastern. Today, Soledad talks with our panelists, CNN Contributors Will Cain, Roland Martin and Margaret Hoover. Our panel will be talking about the following top stories:

* North Carolina's ban on gay marriage sparks cheers, jeers

* Longest-serving GOP senator Dick Lugar loses primary fight

* James Carville is live to talk about his CNN.com commentary "Wake up Democrats; you could lose"

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 7:45am Eastern] Former Senator Bill Bradley says what Mourdock says about compromise misses the essence of what it means to be America. He says let's compromise on the debt, how we get deficit reduced, remind people there's a basic goodness in Americans.

[UPDATED 7:30am Eastern] Roland Martin responds to today's Get Real on people voting in a mock poll in West Virginia, where an inmate overwhelmingly won over President Obama.

[UPDATED 7:28am Eastern] Richard Mourdock, who beat Sen. Dick Lugar in a primary race in Indiana, says says there's a difference between compromise and effective leadership and one should never compromise on principles.

[UPDATED 7:01am Eastern] Democratic Strategist and CNN contributor James Carville says Sen. Lugar didn't lose his primary race, he got smoked.


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  1. Art Townsend

    Mourdock signed Grover Norquist's "No-Tax Pledge" to NEVER increase revenue from taxes regardless of the circumstances. The pledge permits NO exceptions. Even national emergencies must be financed with spending cuts to other important programs. http://www.atr.org There is NO compromise in this pledge and yet over half the Members of Congress have signed it and the media never discloses that fact or asks the signers about it.

    May 9, 2012 at 7:54 am | Report abuse | Reply

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