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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It's All Politics
10:45 am
Mon July 11, 2011

Check The Two-Way For Coverage Of Obama's News Conference

We're live-blogging President Obama's news conference this morning.

Head over to The Two-Way to follow the action.

You can also hear NPR's coverage by clicking on "LISTEN" in the box at the top of this post.

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The Two-Way
10:42 am
Mon July 11, 2011

Coming Up: President Obama's News Conference

President Obama is this morning holding a news conference that the White House expects will focus on the negotiations over raising the federal debt ceiling, slashing projected federal deficits and putting the nation's fiscal books in order.

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The Two-Way
10:15 am
Mon July 11, 2011

FBI: No Indication Stun Gun Found On Plane Was To Be Used In Attack

Disturbing stories from Sunday night about a stun gun being found aboard a JetBlue plane at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey are being followed this morning with word from the FBI that there's no evidence at this time that the weapon was to be used in an attack.

The Associated Press writes that:

"Newark FBI spokesman Bryan Travers says there's no indication that an attack was imminent. He says the investigation is focusing mostly on how the stun gun ended up on the flight."

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The Two-Way
9:55 am
Mon July 11, 2011

Brazil's 'Magnet Boy': Latest In A Series Of Attractive Stories

We'll get back to the serious stuff shortly. Like deficit reduction.

Now, though, it's time for a little human magnet news.

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The Two-Way
8:55 am
Mon July 11, 2011

'Special Announcement' From Tiger Woods Today? Maybe Not

June 28, 2011, file photo: Tiger Woods.
Hunter Martin Getty Images

This is rather odd.

Many media outlets — except the one on which he's supposed to be appearing — are saying that golfer Tiger Woods will be making a "special announcement" of some kind on The Golf Channel at 11 a.m. ET.

We called The Golf Channel's headquarters in Orlando and all we could get out of them was "stay tuned to see." No confirmation, even, of whether Woods will be on.

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