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California Dem cracks up C-SPAN host: Why are angry GOP callers on the East coast ‘not at work?’

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A caller from California noted to C-SPAN on Thursday that many Republican callers on the East coast do not seem to have jobs.

At the close of Thursday’s Washington Journal program, C-SPAN host Bill Scanlan spoke to a Democratic caller named Ray from Napa Valley, California.

Ray began by defending House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA), who is conducting an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

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“It wouldn’t matter who they picked,” Ray said. “The GOP — the Grand Old Party, that’s what I like to call them because they are the old party. You know, they’re the dividers. My friends that are Republicans, they’re the one that are being divided.”

“The last caller, there’s a prime example of most Republicans,” he continued. “They’re like children, they call everybody names when you back them into a corner.”

Before ending the call, Ray had a suggestion for C-SPAN.

“On the West coast, it’s like real early in the morning,” he explained. “I get up at like 5:30 to watch you guys. I’m wondering if you can take a few more calls in the last hour on the West coast.”

“Because it’s like 6:30-7:00 in the morning here and it’s 10:00 on the East coast,” Ray said. “I’m kind of wondering why all the GOP people aren’t at work.”

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Ray’s remarks prompted laughter from the C-SPAN host.

“That’s a good suggestion,” Scanlan chuckled. “Our producers are listening and we’ll pass it along.”

Watch the video below from C-SPAN.

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‘America is running away like rats’: Watch angry Kurds blame US troops for dead babies as they withdraw

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The Associated Press obtained video of Kurds pelting American military vehicles with fruit as they withdrew from Syria.

The video was first captured by a Kurdish news agency, the AP said in a report on Monday.

“Like rats, America is running away,” one man shouted in Arabic. Another shouted obscenities and talked of babies in Kurdish-held Syria who had died in the Turkish offensive.

The scene encapsulated the Kurds’ feelings of betrayal and added a new indignity to a US withdrawal that has been rushed and involved several close brushes with Turkish-backed forces.

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WATCH: White House protesters chant ‘impeach Trump’ loud enough for aides to hear

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Protesters gathered in front of the White House on Sunday to call on President Donald Trump to be removed from office.

Videos circulated online showed protesters chanting "impeach Trump" close enough to the White House for staff to hear the demonstration.

In other videos, protesters were blowing loud whistles.

Meanwhile, demonstrators also greeted Trump as he visited his New Jersey golf course. Pro-impeachment protesters were also reportedly out on the streets in Boston and New York City.

Watch some of the video clips below.

Outside the White House right now:

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White House urged diplomats to stay quiet about withheld aid to Ukraine: ‘Nothing to see here’

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As Democrats proceed with impeachment, there are explosive new revelations almost daily related to President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine.

On Wednesday, the New York Times reported that top diplomats were instructed to keep quiet about the temporary freeze on the $141 million package of aid to Ukraine.

“Keep moving, people, nothing to see here,” Brad Freden, the State Department’s acting deputy assistant secretary of Europe and Eurasia, said in an email.

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