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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5:30am

Wed June 5, 2013
The Two-Way

Reports: 20 Major League Baseball Players May Be Suspended

Originally published on Wed June 5, 2013 9:27 am

Dark clouds hang over Major League Baseball. There are reports that about 20 players may be suspended because of their connections to a Miami clinic that dispensed performance-enhancing drugs. (Photo taken Sunday at Yankee Stadium.)
Jason Szenes EPA /LANDOV

"Major League Baseball will seek to suspend about 20 players connected to the Miami-area clinic at the heart of an ongoing performance-enhancing drug scandal, including Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun, possibly within the next few weeks," ESPN's Outside the Lines reports.

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4:57am

Wed June 5, 2013
The Two-Way

Witnesses At Whitey Bulger's Trial Won't Be Choirboys

Originally published on Wed June 5, 2013 6:32 am

James "Whitey" Bulger, in an image released by the U.S. Marshal's Service in August 2011.
EPA /Landov

There's an old expression, Boston College Law School professor Michael Cassidy said Wednesday on Morning Edition:

"When you want to get the devil, you have to go to hell to get your witnesses."

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12:09pm

Tue June 4, 2013
The Two-Way

Special Election To Replace Sen. Lautenberg Set For Oct. 16

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R).
Spencer Platt Getty Images

Saying that "insiders and a few party elites" should not choose the person who permanently replaces Sen. Frank Lautenberg, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced Tuesday afternoon that there will be primaries on Aug. 13 and a special election on Oct. 16.

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11:50am

Tue June 4, 2013
The Two-Way

Room Upgrades, Videos & A 'Star Trek' Parody: Read IRS Audit

Already under fire for how some personnel gave extra scrutiny to conservative groups' applications for tax-exempt status, the Internal Revenue Service is also dealing with an inspector general's criticism of the $4.1 million spent on a conference in 2010.

Posted here, the Treasury Department audit concludes that:

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9:34am

Tue June 4, 2013
The Two-Way

At IRS Hearing: Talk Of 'Jackboot Of Tyranny'

Originally published on Tue June 4, 2013 11:09 am

Karen Kenny of San Fernando Valley [Calif.] Patriots at Tuesday's House Ways and Means Committee hearing in Washington, D.C.
Yuri Gripas Reuters /Landov

We now have faces and emotional words to attach to the scandal surrounding the Internal Revenue Service and its targeting of conservative "tea party" and "patriot" groups during the 2012 campaign cycle.

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