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August 31st, 2012
06:59 AM ET

Starting Point live blog for Friday, Aug. 31st, 2012

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We've opened a live blog for "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien" this morning, with Soledad live from Pach's Place in Tampa with a full recap of the last night of the Republican National Convention, and the latest on the devastation from what is now tropical depression Isaac. Soledad and our Starting Point producers will be moderating.

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  1. Jan

    Republicans will never get a majority of the Hispanic or a majority of the vote from single women. Republicans could wave a wand and grant every illegal alien "legal", and they still wouldn't get their vote. There is a certain segment of the public who wants someone to take care of them. They are comfortable with the idea that government should give them things, and that more and more should be taken by government from the successful, and re-distributed to those who have not earned it.
    We see that in the attitude of some women about Planned Parenthood. There is all this handwringing about Republicans wanting to supposedly "close down" Planned Parenthood, when the reality is that they merely want to end the taxpayer funding of this controversial organization. It would not be "shut down", it would merely have to get that slice of funding from another source (hopefully from it's many faithful liberal supporters).

    August 31, 2012 at 8:02 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • SC

      I'm neither a republican nor a democrat, but I agree with you the Republican on that note. I disagree with taxpeayers' money being sent to the number one abortion organization in the states. I know PP performs other functions and I'd concede for congress to fund those and have PP come up with their own funds to perform abortion.

      August 31, 2012 at 10:10 am | Report abuse | Reply

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