Politics ESSENTIAL POLITICS

This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now:

Be sure to follow us on Twitter for more, or subscribe to our free daily newsletter and the California Politics Podcast.

They’re pathetic. There were almost none. There’s a couple million people in the surrounding communities and to have those few tells you the real momentum of this movement has really died. The same has been happening at our office where they come every Tuesday. There’s less every week.

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista), on protesters at the Orange County GOP's annual Flag Day fundraiser in Irvine

Latest updates

Copyright © 2017, Los Angeles Times
EDITION: California | U.S. & World
65°