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May 12th, 2011
01:04 PM ET

Trace Adkins hopes 'Music Builds' back up tornado survivors

Country Music star, Trace Adkins tells CNN's American Morning why he feels it’s so important to help out his fans with CMT’s Disaster Relief Concert, "Music Builds."

Filed under: Tornado
May 12th, 2011
12:56 PM ET

Is Pakistan a U.S. friend or foe?

TIME cover story is asking the question: Is Pakistan Friend or Foe? The article does examine the soul searching that citizens inside Pakistan are doing right now, examining what the U.S. raid on Bin Laden means for them. Aryn Baker, TIME Magazine, Middle East Bureau Chief speaks to CNN's American Morning on what the officials and the citizens are saying on both sides of the debate.

Filed under: Pakistan
May 12th, 2011
12:37 PM ET

Oil execs on Senate hot seat

The Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing called "Oil and Gas Tax Incentives and Rising Energy Prices". Why does gas need to cost $4plus/gallon? Do these big oil companies deserve tax breaks and subsidies? CNN's American Morning speaks with Jack Gerard: President and CEO, American Petroleum Institute and Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) who says it is vital to cut oil subsidies.

Filed under: Economy
May 12th, 2011
06:02 AM ET

Will cutting subsidies to big oil lower the price of gas?

Gas prices are hovering around $4 across the country today, while oil company executives are in Washington getting grilled over tax breaks.

Senate Democrats opened debate Wednesday on legislation to cut $21 billion in tax subsidies from big oil companies and use the money to reduce the federal debt. The bill targets the five biggest oil companies: ExxonMobil, Shell, ConocoPhillips, BP and Chevron. The chief executive officers of those companies - which have reported large profits - have been summoned to testify before a Democratic-controlled Senate committee Thursday.

AM asks you, do you believe cutting subsidies to big oil will lower the price of gas? We may choose your response to read on air. And, stay tuned into American Morning, we'll talk to Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez and American Petroleum Institute President and CEO Jack Gerard at 7:45a ET.

Filed under: AM Asks • Energy