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House Budget Committee Chair Diane Black, R-Tenn., arrives at the House Ways and Means Committee room to work with Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, on the GOP tax bill conferee report, at the Capitol on Friday. A joint panel of lawmakers from both chambers signed the legislative text they intend to be the final version of tax reform on Friday. At midday on Friday, Brady declared the text to be "valid." His office said the text would be filed with the House Rules Committee at 5:30 p.m. 📷: @AP.Images

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White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman on Thursday disputed accounts of her announced departure from the Trump administration, saying that she resigned from her position and wasn't fired.
She alleged that a journalist who reported details about the departure “has a personal vendetta against me.” Manigault Newman did not name the reporter, although it seemed clear her attacks were directed at April Ryan, the Washington bureau chief for American Urban Radio Networks and a contributor to CNN.
🔸 “I resigned and I didn't do that in the residence as being reported. [White House chief of staff] John Kelly and I sat down in the situation room, which is a very secure, very quiet room in the White House and we had a very candid conversation,” Manigault Newman told ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Thursday. “No one else has reported what she's reporting and this is the one person who has attacked me for the last year. So you know that this is personal.”
Officially, the White House announced Wednesday that Manigault Newman, a former star on President Donald Trump’s reality TV show, “The Apprentice,” had resigned effective Jan. 20, 2018. But Ryan reported Wednesday that Manigault Newman had been fired by Kelly and had been escorted off the White House campus.
Asked later Thursday about Manigault Newman's departure from the White House, the president said only, "I like Omarosa. Omarosa’s a good person.” — LOUIS NELSON 
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Security evacuated the FCC meeting on #NetNeutrality on Thursday. 🔸
After the interruption, the FCC voted 3-2 along party lines to repeal the Obama-era net neutrality regulations, handing a victory to telecom providers over the objections of tech companies including Netflix, Reddit and Etsy.
The agency's Republican majority approved a plan to scrap the rules preventing internet providers like Comcast and AT&T from blocking or slowing web traffic, or creating so-called paid internet fast lanes.
Instead, providers will be required to disclose their practices, with the FTC expected to police anti-competitive behavior.

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From reacting to Roy Moores loss in Alabama to announcing Omarosa's resignation, here's your chance to catch up on what happened today in Trumpworld. 
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Former Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday consoled a teary-eyed Meghan McCain, whose father Sen. John McCain was diagnosed with the same type of cancer as his late son Beau Biden earlier this year, during an emotional exchange on ABC's "The View."
During an interview on "The View" Meghan McCain asked Biden about how he dealt with his son Beau Biden being diagnosed with glioblastoma, the same aggressive form of brain cancer that her father, the Republican Arizona lawmaker, announced he had in July.
🔸 "I think about Beau almost every day. I was told that this doesn't get easier. I know you and your family have been through tragedy that you can't conceive of," McCain said to the former vice president before breaking down in tears. —CRISTIANO LIMA 
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Joe Biden shared a special moment with our @meghanmccain at the table today. ❤️ #TheView #JoeBiden

Democrat Doug Jones defeated Roy Moore in a special election earthquake Tuesday, flipping an Alabama Senate seat to Democrats for the first time in a quarter-century and dealing a huge political setback to President Donald Trump.
The Associated Press called the race for Jones, a former U.S. attorney, who had 49.9 percent of the vote to Moore’s 48.4 percent with all precincts reporting — a difference of more than 21,000 votes.
Still, Moore declined to concede, saying there were still military and other votes that need to be counted. Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill told CNN it would be "highly unusual and highly unlikely" for the outstanding ballots to change the results of the race. -DANIEL STRAUSS 
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While Alabama was out at the voting booth, President Trump was busy exchanging words with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. Here's your chance to catch up on what you may have missed today in Trumpworld.

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Democrat Doug Jones has won Alabama's special Senate election, defeating Republican Roy Moore after Moore was accused of sexual assault and child predation by multiple women.
Jones, a former U.S. attorney, had 49.6 percent of the vote when The Associated Press called the race with 89 percent of precincts reporting. Moore, a former state Supreme Court chief justice, had 48.8 percent. Jones' win, the first by a Democratic Senate candidate in Alabama since 1992, shrinks the Republicans' Senate majority to 51 seats. 📷: @gettyimages 
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Polls closed at 8 p.m. Eastern in Alabama's special Senate election. Follow live results at Politico.com.
🐎 Senate Republican candidate Roy Moore rides a horse after voting on Tuesday in Gallant, Ala. Alabama voters are deciding between Moore, former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court and Democrat Doug Jones. 
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The latest from the desk of POLITICO cartoonist Matt Wuerker. 
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A woman who last year accused President Trump of ogling her and her fellow Miss USA contestants says the recent tidal wave of sexual assault allegations provides a "round two." The White House disagrees. Here’s your chance to catch up on what you may have missed today in Trumpworld. ⬅️ Swipe for all 3 parts 
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