* President Trump just basically endorsed Roy Moore:

President Trump on Tuesday appeared to offer support to Republican candidate Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race, saying the former state judge “totally denies” allegations that he sexually molested underage girls years ago.

“He denies it,” Trump told reporters at the White House. “He says it didn’t happen and you have to listen to him, also.”

Trump criticized Moore’s opponent, Democrat Doug Jones, as being “terrible on crime, terrible on borders.”

“We don’t need a liberal person in there, a Democrat,” Trump added.

As Trump well knows, when a man denies a claim of sexual misconduct, that settles it.

* Elise Viebeck, Michelle Ye Hee Lee, and Mike DeBonis report that another congressman has been outed as a sexual harasser:

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called for a formal ethics investigation into Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) following allegations he sexually harassed female staff and reached a settlement with an aide who claimed she was fired for rejecting his advances.

“As Members of Congress, we each have a responsibility to uphold the integrity of the House of Representatives and to ensure a climate of dignity and respect, with zero tolerance for harassment, discrimination, bullying or abuse,” Pelosi said in a statement Tuesday.

“As I have said before, any credible allegation of sexual harassment must be investigated by the Ethics Committee,” she said.

Well, I’m sure he’s the last one.

* Brian Fung reports that the Trump administration is moving forward with plans to kill net neutrality:

Federal regulators announced a plan Tuesday that would give Internet providers broad powers to determine what websites and online services their customers can see and use, and at what cost.

The move sets the stage for a crucial vote next month at the Federal Communications Commission that could reshape the entire digital ecosystem. The FCC’s Republican chairman, Ajit Pai, has made undoing the government’s net neutrality rules one of his top priorities, and Tuesday’s move hands a win to broadband companies such as AT&T, Verizon and Comcast.

Pai is taking aim at regulations that were approved two years ago under a Democratic presidency and that sought to make sure all Internet content, whether from big or small companies, would be treated equally by Internet providers.

The decision will be put to a vote at the agency’s Dec. 14 meeting in Washington. It is expected to pass, with Republicans controlling three of the commission’s five seats.

I’m sure Verizon and Comcast can be trusted to do the right thing, though, so this shouldn’t be a problem.

* Ann Marimow reports that a federal judge has ruled that the Department of Defense must continue funding sex-reassignment surgery for transgender service members.

* Doug Jones puts up a tough new ad going very hard at Moore over the accusations against him — but using the words of prominent Republicans.

* A new Quinnipiac poll shows that 60 percent of American women say they have experienced sexual harassment.

* Jason Sattler makes the case that Trump and the Republican Congress are outdoing one another in the rush to break Trump’s populist promises.

* Adam Serwer goes deep into the powerful role white racial resentment played in electing Donald Trump.

* Ron Brownstein examines how the computer revolution and its effects on American workers have exacerbated the divide between Hillary Clinton’s and Donald Trump’s Americas.

* Joshua Holland suggests a plan to get to a version of single-payer health care that isn’t actually doomed to failure.

* At The Week, I explained why Republicans’ claim that they’re simplifying the tax code is completely bogus.

* And Alex Thompson reports from on the ground in rural Alabama, where not only are reports about Roy Moore’s affection for the youth fake news, but all news is considered fake.