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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7:40am

Thu September 26, 2013
The Two-Way

VIDEO: After Bono Imitates Bill (Clinton), Bill Does Bono

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 10:03 am

Former President Clinton, channeling his inner Bono, on CNN's Piers Morgan Live.
CNN.com

7:04am

Thu September 26, 2013
The Two-Way

GDP, Jobless Claims Data Add To Signs Of Slow, Steady Growth

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 7:53 am

The two latest economic indicators both point to modest, steady-as-she-goes growth:

-- Gross domestic product grew at a moderate 2.5 percent annual rate in the second quarter, the Bureau of Economic Analysis says. That's exactly what the agency reported the last time it estimated growth for the April-June quarter.

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6:57am

Thu September 26, 2013
The Two-Way

Creator Of Anti-Muslim Film Being Released From Custody

Originally published on Fri September 27, 2013 9:08 am

Nakoula Basseley Nakoula in a courtroom sketch done on Sept. 27, 2012.
Mona Shafer Edwards AP

Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, whose Innocence of Muslims film sparked deadly protests in Muslim nations in the summer of 2012, is being released from federal custody on Thursday.

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6:09am

Thu September 26, 2013
The Two-Way

Private Meetings With Iranians Give Veteran Diplomat Hope

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 10:03 am

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the U.N. on Tuesday.
Ray Stubblebine Reuters/Landov
  • On 'Morning Edition': Diplomat Ryan Crocker on his meetings with Iranian officials

One of the United States' most experienced diplomats says he's come away from behind-the-scenes conversations with Iranian officials this week thinking "it is possible to come to accommodations" with new President Hassan Rouhani and his aides on key issues such as Iran's nuclear ambitions.

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5:02am

Thu September 26, 2013
The Two-Way

George H.W. Bush Is Witness At Same-Sex Wedding Of Friends

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 6:34 am

Former President George H.W. Bush, former first lady Barbara Bush, right, and their newly wedded friends Helen Thorgalsen, center, and Bonnie Clement.
Susan Biddle AP

Former President George H.W. Bush's presence as a witness and guest at the marriage of two women in Maine last weekend is being treated by some as his quiet endorsement of same-sex marriage.

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