Starting Point live blog for Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Study predicts 42% of nation to be obese by 2030. Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains this morning at 8:50am Eastern.

This morning, "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien" is live at 7am Eastern. Today, Soledad talks with panelists contributor Will Cain, political comedian John Fugelsang and political commentator Abby Huntsman. Our panel will be talking about the following top stories:

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    [UPDATED 8:34am ET] Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) on safety of F-22 planes important piece of our arsenal, but we need to find out what this issue is so we can solve it and have our pilots safely defend our country.
    [UPDATED 8:29am ET] Will Cain says if people aren't running for office, they tend to be more likable.
    [UPDATED 8:04am ET] Sen. Dick Lugar (R-IL) says he's grateful for health and vigor, and wants to continue to serve his country.
    [UPDATED 7:56am ET] Marcus Luttrell, former Navy SEAL & author "Service: A Navy Seal At War" was the lone survivor in the 2005 ambush in Afghanistan. He says he continues to serve for God and country - that's just the way it is.
    [UPDATED 7:07am ET] Rep. Peter King (R-NY) says in many ways we're safer than we were on 9/11. But says terrorists are constantly adapting. This is a sophisticated, deadly organization with one goal in mind: Destroy the United States. Rep. King also says he
      [UPDATED 7:05am ET] CNN contributor Fran Townsend says Al Qaeda in Arabian Peninsula uses putty-type explosive that is non-metallic that may have been involved in this plot.
      [UPDATED 7:03am ET] Rep. Peter King (R-NY) says foiled terror plot appears to show a new level of sophistication by Al Qaeda, probably Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. He can't share details but does say that the FBI is analyzing the device that was intended to be used in the plot.