Mark Memmott

Mark Memmott is one of the hosts of NPR's "The Two-Way" news blog.

"The Two-Way," which Memmott helped to launched when he came to NPR in 2009, focuses on breaking news, analysis, and the most compelling stories being reported by NPR News and other news media.

Before joining NPR, Memmott worked for nearly 25 years as a reporter and editor at USA Today. He focused on a range of coverage from politics, foreign affairs, economics, and the media. He's reported from places across the Unites States and the world, including half a dozen trips to Afghanistan in 2002-2003.

During his time at USA Today, Memmott, helped launch and lead three USAToday.com news blogs: "On Deadline," "The Oval" and "On Politics," the site's 2008 presidential campaign blog.

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The Two-Way
7:25 am
Tue July 12, 2011

Key Lawmaker: GOP's Formula Is Lower Tax Rates, 'With Fewer Exceptions'

The impasse continues in the talks between the White House and congressional leaders over raising the federal debt ceiling, cutting federal budget deficits and — eventually — starting to shrink the $14+ trillion federal debt.

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It's All Politics
2:26 pm
Mon July 11, 2011

Perry Watch: Texas Governor Making Calls To GOP Officials In Key States

If you're wondering whether Texas Gov. Rick Perry will or won't get into the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, here are a few more bits of evidence indicating that he just might:

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It's All Politics
1:51 pm
Mon July 11, 2011

Boehner: 'Disagreements Are Not Personal'

House Speaker John Boehner as he spoke with reporters on Capitol Hill this afternoon.
Karen Bleier AFP/Getty Images

From The Two-Way:

"Our disagreements are not personal and never have been," House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) just said of the ongoing discussions he's been having with Democratic President Obama about deficit reduction.

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The Two-Way
1:48 pm
Mon July 11, 2011

Boehner: 'Disagreements Are Not Personal'

"Our disagreements are not personal and never have been," House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) just said of the ongoing discussions he's been having with Democratic President Obama about deficit reduction.

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The Two-Way
1:36 pm
Mon July 11, 2011

U.K. Tabloid Scandal: Prime Minister Brown, Royals Potential Targets

The scandal prompted News International to fold News of the World. Sunday's issue was the 168-year-old newspaper's last.
Matthew Lloyd Getty Images

"The scandal engulfing Rupert Murdoch's media empire exploded in several directions Monday," The Associated Press writes, "with fresh reports of phone hacking attacks against some of the nation's most powerful figures, including royals and former prime minister Gordon Brown."

Among the latest developments:

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