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U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore's campaign strategy centers on directing attention away from the sexual harassment claims about him and toward Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Republican officials calling for him to step aside. (Associated Press/File)

Roy Moore focuses battle on establishment Republicans

- The Washington Times

Even as he craters in the polls and faces growing calls from Republicans to drop out of the race, Alabama Senate hopeful Roy Moore over the weekend cast his candidacy as a fight against the political establishment and said Republican leaders are trying to silence voters in his state.

Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez becomes emotional as he speaks to reporters in front of the courthouse in Newark, N.J., Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. The federal bribery trial of Menendez ended in a mistrial Thursday when the jury said it was hopelessly deadlocked on all charges against the New Jersey politician and a wealthy donor. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Judge declares mistrial in Menendez corruption case

- The Washington Times

A federal judge declared a mistrial Thursday in the bribery case against Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey after jurors failed to reach a verdict — but his peers in the Senate said he’ll still have to face an ethics probe there.

Senate Judiciary Committee member Ben Sasse, Nebraska Republican. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Lawmakers clash over American Bar Association’s role in rating judges

- The Washington Times

The American Bar Association said Wednesday it didn’t ask one of President Trump’s judicial nominees about his personal opinions on abortion, saying the ABA’s negative evaluation of him was instead based on peers who doubted he could leave his politics behind if he becomes a federal judge.

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President Donald Trump's White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, share a drink together before President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping arrive for a Chinese opera performance at the Forbidden City, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, in Beijing, China. Trump is on a five country trip through Asia traveling to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Man linked to Kushner found in Paradise net

- The Washington Times

One of Russia's leading tech financiers, an associate of White House aide Jared Kushner, funneled Kremlin investments to Facebook and Twitter, according to the so-called "Paradise Papers" leak of millions of sensitive documents exposing the murky world of offshore tax havens.

A bill co-sponsored by Rep. Bob Goodlatte, Virginia Republican, would require federal agents to get court permission to use data obtained via snooping in a criminal case. (Associated Press)

Bipartisan bill seeks to limit foreign snooping powers

- The Washington Times

Top House Republicans and Democrats joined forces Wednesday to demand major restrictions on the country's chief foreign intelligence communications snooping law, clearing a bill in the Judiciary Committee that would require federal agents to get a court's permission if they want to use information in a criminal probe.