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‘Winter is Coming,’ Tardy Speeches and Ye in the Oval: Congressional Hits and Misses

Week of Oct. 8, 2018

“I had important meetings today with senators and everything, nobody cared,” President Donald Trump said near the conclusion of his freewheeling sit down with rapper and music producer Kanye West in the Oval Office on Thursday. The buzz-worthy event capped off the Senate’s last week in Washington before heading home to campaign, a busy week filled with music legends, Game of Thrones references and errant cell phones.

Thumbnail photo: Sen. Charles E. Grassley exits the Senate subway as he arrives in the Capitol for a vote on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call).