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May 24th, 2012
06:44 AM ET

Starting Point live blog for Thursday May 24, 2012

This morning, "Starting Point" is live at 7am Eastern. Soledad O'Brien will talk with our panelists, columnist Will Cain, American Individualism author Margaret Hoover,  and Washington correspondent for "The New Yorker" Ryan Lizza. Our panel will be talking about the following top stories:

* Facebook's IPO: Sorting through the legal mess 

* Romney promises to bring unemployment down to 6%

* Pakistani doctor accused of helping U.S. gets 33 years in prison

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[UPDATED 7:00am ET] BREAKING NEWS: The NYPD has a man in custody who has implicated himself in the 1979 disappearance of Etan Patz, according to NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly.  Kelly says in a statement that more details will be made public later today.

[UPDATED 7:08am ET] Sen. Richard Blumenthal says that while Facebook and the IPO underwriters may not have broken any laws, there needs to be an investigation into the information the social network may have disclosed because the laws may need to change to treat oral communication with investors the same as written prospectus.Sen. Blumenthal says that this would help ensure that the "playing field is fair and balanced and that everybody gets the same information at the same time."

[UPDATED 7:17am ET] Ronald Kessler says that one of the most outrageous problems in the Secret Service is management laxness and the condoning of security breaches that "directly threaten the life of the president." Kessler also says that the scandal in Colombia was a "disaster waiting to happen."

[UPDATED 7:49am ET] Time magazine columnist Joel Stein says that men have lost a little bit of their self reliance and confidence because of technology.

[UPDATED 8:10am ET] CNN national security contributor Fran Townsend says that it's likely that the Pakistani doctor that helped the U.S. find Osama bin Laden who has now been sentenced to 33 years in prison for treason didn't want to leave the country. Townsend also says that it's likely that America and Pakistan will resolve the controversy over his imprisonment and that he'll eventually be released.


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  1. Ed Paris

    To Will Cain – I agree Bain will backfire on President Obama. However, are we talking Bain or President Obama's failures in the economy?

    May 24, 2012 at 11:25 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. John Napoleon Ikeocha

    Soladad, your views to Mr Cain this morning was very valied, the singular question you asked he was unable to answer and Mr Romney has also not been able to answer. Link this to HP with the return of Meg and the report of displacing 27,000 employees to make 3 billion in profits down the road, with no reduction in executive pay.just explains the entire issue with Bain Capital.

    May 24, 2012 at 9:05 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Greg

    I've watched CNN for years and wake up at 6am to grab the news and watch until about 8am. I am actually getting sick of Will's condescending and self-righteous behavior. You are fighting on TV and starting to sound like Fox.
    I am going to just turn you off. Get back to your roots of bringing important objective reporting.

    May 24, 2012 at 8:02 am | Report abuse | Reply

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