But on Saturday, Medvedev, who was here for the G 20 economic summit, told a meeting of the Council on Foreign Relations that I attended that the timing had been coincidental. He said that his speech had been delayed from his original October 23rd date by drafting problems. In other words that it had been aimed at the Bush administration, not at President Bush’s successor.

The young man entered a phone booth and wiped his face slick with the flat of his hand. His denim shirt was stiff with salt and open on his chest, his hair mowed into the scalp, GI He pulled an unlabeled pint bottle from the front of his jeans and unscrewed the cap. Down the right side of his face was a swollen pink scar that was as bright and shiny as plastic and looked pasted onto the skin rather than part of it.

“I couldn’t afford to get sick in prison,” he writes. “My sickle cell is no joke, so I couldn’t eat poorly or not exercise. And everything in jail is designed to do the exact opposite.” This is just a hint of what sets Commissary Kitchen apart from other books in the genre it’s about Prodigy’s experience of prison as much, if not more than, about the food itself.

ROVNER: And it couldn’t come at a more contentious time in the abortion debate. It was the Buffett Foundation that funded early lawsuits that led to the Supreme Court striking down a Nebraska State abortion ban six years ago. Congress has challenged that decision by passing the federal Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act.

“We cannot accept this,” Obama said of the Sept. 16 attack that killed a dozen people at the Navy Yard. “As Americans bound in grief and love, we must insist here today there’s nothing normal about innocent men and women being gunned down where they work.”Obama was addressing about 4,000 people, including loved ones of the slain, who gathered outdoors at the Marine Corps Barracks at Eighth and I streets SE, a few blocks from the Navy Yard.

Sales tax revenue of $1,109.8 million beat the forecasted $1,082.5 million by $27.3 million (2.5%). Product taxes were $1.1 million (2.2%) higher than expected, $49.9 million versus $48.8 million. Revenue from miscellaneous sources was $107.6 million, which is $8.1 million (8.2%) more than was forecast.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders did not respond Monday to a request for comment about the criticism of Trump’s remarks. Asked about the criticism at a briefing for reporters Monday, Sanders said she believes Trump was joking. Trump’s supporters have arguedthat his comments were intended as humor, echoing a refrain from the presidential campaign that his backers and advisers alike took some of his remarks seriously but not literally..