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October 24th, 2012
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Starting Point live blog for Wednesday, Oct. 24th, 2012

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We've opened a live blog for "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien" this morning. Soledad is back in our New York City studio this morning, look at the latest in the investigation into the U.S. Consulate attack in Benghazi, and how a comment on abortion from Indiana GOP Senate candidate Richard Mourdock could shape the race. Soledad and our Starting Point producers will be moderating.

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  1. Isaac

    Comments made by Senator Murdock goes beyond insensitivity and his understanding of what a rape victim endures is non existent. His later comments to "clarify" his stance shows how clueless he truly is. How can someone say a pregnancy from rape is a "gift from God" but then say " rape is not preordained " , sounds hypocritical to me.

    October 24, 2012 at 8:10 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. John Z. from Brick

    I followed your reporting on the emails coming out during the Binghazi incident.

    My burning question is this .... "Could these emails been leaked somehow to Romney, thereby providig him with fuel to critisize the Administration soooo quickly following the attack/"

    Something smells rotten with the timing of events.

    Would you or you staff address my question.

    Thanks and have a pleasant day.

    October 24, 2012 at 8:08 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Elizabeth Lowe

    If freewill is a gift from God, why is acting on freewill a bad thing ... wouldn't rejecting freewill be rejecting God's own gift to us?

    October 24, 2012 at 7:51 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Ron Brooks Jr

    I agree with Roland Martin, if Mr. Mourdock's daughter were rapped he'd be the first to "quietly" ensure she had an abortion if the rap resulted in pregnancy. Hatred, fear, and a "holier than thou" attitude often results in out of touch comments like that. It's easy to say when it's someone else!

    As far as the Benghazi situation goes, if the Presidential administration knew it was a terrorist attack, then the proper response was and is necessary. Video or no video, a terrorist attack should garner an expeditious and efficient response. Should have been handled better, however lets get away from politicizing the issue with partisan rhetoric and keep our domestic issues (economic & social) in mind as we prepare for the Nov 6th election to select federal, state, and local leadership that will impact the next several years in this great country. It's not about Republican or Democrat answers, it's about the RIGHT answers!

    October 24, 2012 at 7:47 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Anthony

    How can the Republican Party reconcile their position on abortion and also be for smaller government?

    October 24, 2012 at 7:41 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Fair & Balanced

      Abortion is that all you got..... Remarkable that is all you get out of the election process. The Abortion Rights are not being violated or denied, it is just a matter of not paying over and over again for those ignorant woman that go out and get pregnant because they are drunk and forgot to use a condom. Sandra Fluke represents a small number of women, the dumb ignorant ranting women. Women that have been violated should have the option, but those that forget to take the morning after pill or have the men wear protection do not deserve for the tax payers to pay for their abortion, no more than having tax payers pay for a transgender sex change for a prisoner serving a life sentence. Get a grip. find a worthy cause and not a cause that stands for your vote on something you probably needed to pay for an abortion but could not afford one for your girlfriend.

      October 24, 2012 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Paul

    The debate on how religion sees rape and abortion versus the scientific point of view will always lead to logic flaws and straw man defensive tactics for the the religious point of view. If you decide to do a 30 minute show on the topic, make sure you bring in white board to visually map the thought process of both sides.

    October 24, 2012 at 7:41 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. eat the cake anna mae

    Richard Murdoch obviously a man and does not have to deal with women issues....

    October 24, 2012 at 7:37 am | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Stacy Wells

    Rape defense: I was doing God's will.

    October 24, 2012 at 7:37 am | Report abuse | Reply

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