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June 1st, 2012
06:26 AM ET

Starting Point live blog for Friday, June 1st, 2012

This morning, "Starting Point" is live at 7am Eastern. Soledad O'Brien will be joined by panelists including columnist Will Cain, political commentator Abby Huntsman and CNN legal senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin. Our panel will be talking about the following top stories:

Trial bookmarks John Edwards' fall from grace

Investors weighed down by economic reports, as U.S. awaits the latest on the May jobs report this morning at 8:30amET this morning

San Diego 8th grader wins Scripps National Spelling Bee – she'll be live on Starting Point this morning

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[UPDATED 8:30am Eastern] BREAKING NEWS: Labor department says U.S. economy added 69,000 jobs in May, unemployment rises to 8.2%

[UPDATED 7:40am Eastern] Coca-Cola's Rhona Applebaum says obesity a problem we all have to look at & reducing cup sizes won't get us out of the obesity problem.

[UPDATED 7:04am Eastern] CNN senior legal analyst Jeff Toobin says he doesn't think it's likely that John Edwards will be retried.

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  1. royce walker

    Just wanted to say about new yorks soda deal,the soda companyies add caffeine to soda-pop so people keep drinking it.I found caffeine in bottled water to.This is what a doctor told me.

    June 1, 2012 at 8:28 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. clarence

    Comical, and revealing, when Ms. Huntsman asked your Pentagon correspondent whether the US should fear retaliation from Iran, and the correspondent responded, inter alia, that such retaliation would be an act of war against the United States.

    Well, no kidding. And, for that matter, it is an act of war by the Unitied States against the state of Iran to have committed a "cyber attack" against their governmental computers, contrary to the provisions of the United Nations Charter, art. 2(4). It is a hanging offense, so someone needs to draw up the indictments.

    June 1, 2012 at 8:25 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. ladyk59

    mI don;t think reducing the cup size is going to solve the obesity problem I think it will become worse what is to stop a person from buying tw0 16 oz cups to compensate are thry going to limit the number of cups you can buy per day?

    June 1, 2012 at 8:01 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Don Rogers

    The glycemic value of sugar is 83. The glycemic value of all artificial sweetners is 123 or greater. Coca Cola and other food product producers managed to convience the FDA that such sweetners are not "sugar" so that they could advertise their products as "sugar free." Dr. Sanje Gupta did a special on TV where a PET scan was done on his brain as he sipped a "soft" drink. His brain responded in exactly the same way as that of a cocaine user when they received cocaine. The soft drink producers and the food producers contribute greatly to the obecity/diabetes epidemic in America.

    June 1, 2012 at 7:56 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Len Green

    7% of calories come from soda- that's an average and I bet for those who are obese, the % is higher (like their portion sizes and lack of exercise).

    June 1, 2012 at 7:45 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. policypunk

    Why arent people mentioning that the Solyndra loan process started under Bush. In fact Bush tried to push that loan through before he left office.

    June 1, 2012 at 7:42 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Len Green

    This debate between Coca-Cola and Mayor Bloomberg misses one major point: in the rest of the civilized world, they don't understand why anyone would want a 32oz or 44oz drink. They consider it grossly excessive, like the food portions we serve up. No wonder we are an obese nation.

    June 1, 2012 at 7:41 am | Report abuse | Reply
  8. njmeycpa23

    This argument is so ridiculous. We allow and promote sugary milk in our schools, we have commercials promoting Corn Sugar (High Fructose Corn Syrup) and as Jon Stewart said it doesn't include large portion sizes. We talk about over regulation in this country as job killing, and yet we continue to propose more regulation. Amazing....

    June 1, 2012 at 7:38 am | Report abuse | Reply
  9. njmeycpa23

    Why don't you ask Mitt's people about Acusphere and Spherics Inc. Both Companies received State Funds from Massachusetts under Romney, both companies were run by heavy Romney Campaign donors and both companies ended up in bankruptcy and never paid back the loans. If we are going to be fair, why don't we ask Romney's people about this?

    June 1, 2012 at 7:26 am | Report abuse | Reply
  10. njmeycpa23

    Seriously? Your lead story is John Edwards? UGH!

    June 1, 2012 at 7:02 am | Report abuse | Reply

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