Starting Point live blog for Thursday, May 31st, 2012

This morning, "Starting Point" is live at 7am Eastern. Soledad O'Brien will be joined by panelists including TheBlaze.com columnist Will Cain, CNN contributor Margaret Hoover and Columbia University's Marc Lamont Hill. Our panel will be talking about the following top stories:

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      [UPDATED 7:02am Eastern] CNN's Jill Doughterty has an update on the two Americans who were kidnapped at gunpoint in Egypt. She says U.S. state department is in touch with Egyptian authorities to resolve the situation. Says the two Americans were on their way to a resort in Dahab when they were held up by gunpoint.