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Kellyanne Conway on Fox News: "Go buy Ivanka's stuff is what I would tell you...I'm going to give a free commercial here. Go buy it today, everybody. You can find it online."

The White House talks to the AP: The president "absolutely" continues to support Conway and "understands she was merely sticking up for a wonderful woman who she has great respect for and felt was treated unfairly."

House Oversight Committee chair Jason Chaffetz: "That was wrong, wrong, wrong. It is wholly unacceptable no if, ands or buts about it."

Now, Chaffetz and the top Democrat on his committee today sent a letter to the director of the Office of Government Ethics asking the OGE to investigate Conway's statements. You can read his letter in full here.

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In pictures: Storm Zeta churns inland after lashing Louisiana

Debris on the streets as then-Hurricane Zeta passes over in Arabi, Louisiana, on Oct. 28. It's the third hurricane to hit Louisiana in about two months, after Laura and Delta. Photo: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images

Tropical Storm Zeta has killed at least two people, triggered flooding, downed powerlines and caused widespread outages since making landfall in Louisiana as a Category 2 hurricane on Wednesday.

The big picture: A record 11 named storms have made landfall in the U.S. this year. Zeta is the fifth named storm to do so in Louisiana in 2020, the most ever recorded. It weakened t0 a tropical storm early Thursday, as it continued to lash parts of Alabama and the Florida Panhandle with heavy rains and strong winds.