Michael Schmidt

New York Times reporter

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Al Qaeda and ISIS Unite in Paris Terror

Monday, January 12, 2015

The terrorist behind the attacks on Charlie Hebdo and other recent attacks in Paris included unlikely cooperation between Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State.

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Today's Highlights | April 10, 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Also on Today's Show As President Barack Obama speaks at a conference commemorating the Civil Rights Act, we look at Obama's civil rights legacy...It turns out Russia was not totally forthcoming in the wake of the Boston Marathon Bombing a year ago.


Jeh Johnson & The Future of Homeland Security

Friday, October 18, 2013

This afternoon the president will likely nominate Jeh Johnson, a senior lawyer formerly with the Department of Defense, to lead the DHS. If confirmed, he will fill the seat of Janet Napolitano, who stepped down in August. Joining us to weigh in on the future of American security policies under a change of guard is Michael Schmidt, reporter for our partner The New York Times.


Al Qaeda Goes Silent & Worries the U.S.

Monday, September 30, 2013

U.S. intelligence officials are less concerned with the leaks of Edward Snowden and more with a mysterious loss of signal in the monitoring of Al Qaeda. The terrorist group is now suddenly harder to track and a major communications channel has gone silent. But that's no reason to believe that the organization is any less active in planning and recruiting. Joining The Takeaway to discuss this is Michael Schmidt, reporter for our partner The New York Times.


Iraq After the Withdrawal

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

New York Times correspondent Michael Schmidt and Sam Dagher, Wall Street Journal reporter in Iraq, discuss the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq this month, the state of the country nine years after the invasion that overthrew Saddam Hussein, sectarian violence, and their thoughts about the future of Iraq.

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Two Car Bomb Attacks Kill 27 in Iraq

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Suicide bombers detonated two car bombs in the city of Diwaniya today, in central Iraq, killing 27 people and wounding dozens of others. The attacks were targeted at police barriers outside governor Salim Hussein Alwan's compound, but he was not harmed. Though there's news this week that President Obama will soon lay out his plan for possibly withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, it's still murky as to how long U.S. troops will remain in Iraq, especially given this recent turn of events. Mike Schmidt, from our partner The New York Times, joins us live from Baghdad to discuss was happened and what this could mean for U.S. involvement in Iraq. 


Who is Faisal Shahzad? Clues to Times Square Bomber's Past

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Fascinating details are emerging on Faisal Shahzad, the Pakistan-born, U.S. citizen who authorities say confessed on Tuesday to an attempted terror attack in New York City's Times Square. Michael Schmidt, reporter for our partner The New York Times, joins us with some insight into Shahzad's life.

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Times Square Surveillance Helps Investigation

Monday, May 03, 2010

Investigators are analyzing surveillance tapes from Times Square to try to identify one man who was acting strangely near the site of the attempted bomb. Cameras are almost everywhere in Times Square and we speak to The New York Times' Michael Schmidt about security and surveillance in the wake of the incident. 



Monday, April 05, 2010

A journey to the edge of human limits -- from a bike race that makes the Tour de France look like child’s play, to a mind-stretching memory competition.

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Baseball union facing tough questions in wake of A-Rod steroid scandal

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Alex Rodriguez broke the hearts of fans and delighted his detractors when he admitted this week that he took performance enhancing drugs during his years as a Texas Ranger. While fans may have a lot of questions, one that we had was why would the Major League Baseball players' union keep their best players' failing test results? Why didn't they destroy them before federal agents confiscated them in a 2004 raid? To help us answer those questions we turn to Michael Schmidt, a reporter for the New York Times has been following this story.

Read the Sports Illustrated article that outed A-Rod and Michael Schimdt's continuing coverage of the steroid scandal, The Tumult Continues: Tejada Pleads Guilty from the New York Times.

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