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ABC's Roseanne. Photo: Adam Rose via Getty Images

The aftereffects of Roseanne Barr's racist tweet Tuesday morning continue as reruns of "Roseanne," scheduled to air on Paramount Network, TV Land and CMT, will be cancelled as of tomorrow, a Viacom spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter.

Meanwhile, a Hulu spokesperson told the publication that the show will be dropped from its streaming platform, and Laff broadcast network is cancelling reruns of the original series, which ran from 1988-1997 on ABC.

The backdrop: Barr, the star of the ABC sitcom, ignited a firestorm after posting a racist tweet comparing Valerie Jarrett, a black woman and a former special adviser to former President Barack Obama, to an ape. ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey took immediate action, saying the network is scrapping plans for a reboot that would have been an 11th season.

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House will transmit article of impeachment to Senate on Monday, Schumer says

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced that the House will deliver the article of impeachment against former President Trump for "incitement of insurrection" on Monday.

Why it matters: The Senate is required to begin the impeachment trial at 1 p.m. the day after the article is transmitted.

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In normal times, private equity would be nervous about Democratic Party control of both the White House and Congress. But in pandemic-consumed 2021, the industry seems sanguine.

Driving the news: Industry executives and lobbyists paid very close attention to Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen's confirmation hearings this week, and came away convinced that tax reform isn't on the near-term agenda.

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New Energy Department roles look to animate Biden's campaign themes

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The burst of Biden administration staffing picks announced yesterday revealed that the Energy Department (DOE) has newly created roles that reflect what President Biden called campaign priorities.

Driving the news: One new position is "director of energy jobs," which is being filled by Jennifer Jean Kropke. She was previously the first director of workforce and environmental engagement with Local 11 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

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