58 49 minutes Call-In Open Phones Telephone lines were open for comments on the question, “What should the proper U.S. role be in the Middle East uprisings?”Sudarsan Raghavan talked by telephone about the current political situation in Libya and the Middle East. 2,136 36 minutes Call-In Home Heating Assistance Programs George Coling, an advocate for LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program), talked about the program. Both the White House and the Republican members of Congress are targeting the program for spending cuts. Mr. Coling also ... Read More » 148 47 minutes Call-In Taxes and Obama 2012 Budget Request Pete Sepp talked about what he describes as “hidden taxes” contained in President Obama’s 2012 budget request and whether the White House and Republican Congress will address the broader issue of tax reform. He also responded ... Read More » 129 42 minutes Call-In Presidential Leadership and Economic Crisis James Thurber talked about how recent presidents (Reagan, Clinton, George W. Bush, and Obama) have dealt with fiscal matters when Congress is divided. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.