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F-Bombs and C-Word Prompted Cotton Cease and Desist Letters
Recipients of letters argue they can use coarse language if they want

The office of Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., sent a number of cease and desist letters after a slew of calls from constituents using coarse language. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Incessant phone calls and abusive language prompted Sen. Tom Cotton’s office to mail cease and desist letters to members of the liberal activist group Ozark Indivisible, in October.

One of those constituents, Stacey Lane of Fayetteville, Arkansas, told ArkansasOnline that she received the ultimatum after “an f-bomb or two” during phone conversations with Cotton staffers.

Women’s March Will Go On, Shutdown or Not
National Park Service has a contingency plan if it comes to that

Protesters march down Independence Avenue in Washington during the Women's March on Washington the day after Inauguration Day last year. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

The 2018 Women’s March in Washington will move forward as planned on Saturday despite a looming government shutdown.

An estimated 5,500 marchers will gather at the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool at 11 a.m. for a series of speeches before winding their way east down Constitution Avenue and north to the White House gates to advocate for women’s inclusion in the political process.

Omaha Man Pleads Guilty to Plotting to Kill Joni Ernst
Suspect believed Iowa Republican was connected to ISIS

Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, was the target of a potential plot on her life last July. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

An Omaha man pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to threatening the life of Sen. Joni Ernst, who he believed was in cahoots with Islamic State terrorists.

Robert W. Simet, 64, told employees at a motorcycle shop near the Nebraska-Iowa border last July that he might kill the Iowa Republican at a speech she was scheduled to deliver there, according to court documents obtained by The Gazette in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Sinema Stalked for Years by New York Man, According to Court Document
Amos Olagunju entered a not guilty plea to federal stalking Tuesday in D.C. District Court

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., walks up the House steps for votes in the Capitol on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

A New York man entered a not guilty plea Tuesday to a federal charge of stalking Arizona Rep. Kyrsten Sinema after he was arrested last Friday outside her office on the seventh floor of the Longworth House Office Building.

Amos Olagunju of Brooklyn, New York, has been shadowing and attempting to make contact with Sinema since 2014, according to an affidavit from a federal agent obtained by NBC Washington’s News4 I-Team.

California Man Pleads Not Guilty to Threatening to Kill Waters
‘If you continue to make threats toward the president, you’re going to wind up dead, Maxine,’ man allegedly said

Anthony Scott Lloyd is accused of leaving a threatening voicemail for Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif.. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

A man in San Pedro, California, pled not guilty Tuesday to threatening Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters and faces a January trial. 

Anthony Scott Lloyd said he did not mean to harm Waters, despite allegations he left a threatening voicemail, CBS Los Angeles reported.

Man Charged for Groping Teenager at Capitol Visitor Center
Charge comes amid swirl of sexual misconduct allegations against lawmakers and staff

U.S. Capitol Police are seen before the arrival of President Donald Trump to the Republican Senate Policy luncheon in the Capitol to discuss the tax reform bill on November 28, 2017. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

U.S. Capitol Police officers arrested a Florida man and charged him with misdemeanor sexual abuse for allegedly groping two 18-year-old women and taking a picture of another woman at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center on Nov. 22, according to police reports and court documents.

Adam Scott Fairbert, 30, of Plant City, Florida, will be arraigned Dec. 13 in the D.C. Superior Court.

Syracuse Man Charged With Threatening to Kill Katko
Threats stemmed from concern over net neutrality repeal

An upstate New York man allegedly left a voicemail with Rep. John Katko’s office threatening to kill him and his family if he did not support net neutrality. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

The FBI and U.S. Capitol Police have arrested a Syracuse, New York, man Wednesday for making death threats against Rep. John Katko and his family.

Investigators have charged Patrick D. Angelo, 28, with threatening a federal official for allegedly leaving a voicemail on Oct. 19 saying if Katko, an Upstate New York Republican, did not support net neutrality, he would “find you and your family and… kill…you…all.”

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Congress’ Compliance Watchdog: Settlement Payouts Highest in 10 Years
OOC handles harassment, discrimination and other workplace complaints

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BY ANDREW MENEZES AND SEAN MCMINN

U.S. taxpayers paid out more than $900,000 in the most recent fiscal year to settle claims on Capitol Hill, the highest amount in 10 years. 

Rand Paul to Return to Senate Monday Evening
Kentucky senator suffered broken ribs in alleged attack by his neighbor

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said he suffered six broken ribs in the alleged assault by his neighbor. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., will return to Washington, D.C., on Monday evening after sustaining several major injuries earlier this month from a brawl with a neighbor in Kentucky, an incident his office has described as a blindsided attack. 

“While I’m still in a good deal of pain, I will be returning to work in the Senate today, ready to fight for liberty and help move forward with tax cuts in the coming days and weeks,” he wrote in a Twitter post Monday morning.