Rep. Diana DeGette of Colorado told MSNBC's Katy Tur that her then-colleague in the House, former Rep. Bob Filner, tried to pin her against an elevator door and kiss her. Filner was ousted from his position as mayor of San Diego in 2013 after multiple female staff members came forward with allegations of assault and harassment.

  • On harassment in Congress: "What strikes me in this conversation is that a lot of my colleagues and others have said this is going on, but they seem somehow so reluctant to say who did it."
  • On the allegations against Sen. Al Franken: "I thought [he] very appropriately apologized and said that ... his future should be decided by the Ethics Committee."
  • On whether Franken should resign: "If these things had happened now, while Senator Franken was a senator, then I think probably he should resign," but the alleged incident described by Leeann Tweeden took place before Franken was elected.
  • On the second accusation leveled against Franken, which took place after he was elected to the Senate: "The Ethics Committee needs to investigate and decide whether that's true."

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President Trump returning to the White House from Minnesota on Sept. 18. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

A suspect was arrested for allegedly "sending a suspicious letter" after law enforcement agents intercepted an envelope addressed to President Trump containing the poison ricin, the FBI confirmed in an emailed statement to Axios Sunday.

Details: The suspect, a woman, was arrested while trying to enter New York from Canada, law enforcement forces said.

Trump campaign goes all in on Pennsylvania

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The president's campaign is placing more importance on Pennsylvania amid growing concern that his chances of clinching Wisconsin are slipping, Trump campaign sources tell Axios.

Driving the news: Pennsylvania, which has 20 electoral votes, twice Wisconsin's number, actually has been trending higher in recent public and internal polling, a welcome development for the campaign.