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
1:08 pm
Thu July 7, 2011

Obama: 'Constructive' Budget Talks To Continue; Leaders To Meet Sunday

Originally published on Thu July 7, 2011 1:29 pm

Saying that today's White House meeting with Congressional leaders was "very constructive," President Obama just announced that budget negotiations will continue through the weekend and that he'll be meeting with Congressional leaders again on Sunday.

And when they reconvene, Obama said, it will be "with the expectation that at that point, the parties will at least know where each others' bottom lines are."

Lawmakers, he added, know there will be "pain involved politically on all sides" in any agreement.

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The Two-Way
11:56 am
Thu July 7, 2011

'News Of The World' Folding; Hacking Scandal Brings It Down

"This Sunday's News Of The World will be the last ever issue of the tabloid," James Murdoch, deputy chief operating officer of News Corp., just announced.

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The Two-Way
11:11 am
Thu July 7, 2011

One Jobs Report Signals Better Growth

There were 157,000 jobs added to businesses' payrolls in June, according to the widely watched ADP National Employment Report, a private-sector look at the labor market that's sometimes an advance indication of what the Bureau of Labor Statistics will say about the same month.

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The Two-Way
10:40 am
Thu July 7, 2011

BBC: 4,000 Potential Hacking Victims Being Contacted By Police

This "breaking news" alert just popped up on the BBC's website:

"UK detectives investigating phone hacking allegations expect to contact nearly 4,000 potential victims, police say"

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The Two-Way
9:55 am
Thu July 7, 2011

Football Hall Of Famer John Mackey Has Died

John Mackey and his wife Sylvia in 2007.
Brian Bahr Getty Images

John Mackey, one of the greatest tight ends in NFL history who went on to be the first president of the National Football League Players Association, "died Wednesday of frontal temporal dementia, a disease he had battled for 10 years," the Baltimore Sun reports. He was 69.

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