National Press Club

Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian foreign ministers to discuss NATO, Russian influence at Newsmaker, March 28

March 24, 2017 | By Keith Hill |

The foreign ministers from the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania will discuss their countries’ relations with the United States, as well as the importance of NATO to shared security, and other topics such as Russian influence, emerging threats, and the fight against terrorism at a National Press Club Newsmaker news conference 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 28, in the Murrow Room.

The foreign ministers are:

· Sven Mikser, Estonia

· Edgars Rinkevics, Latvia

· Linas Linkevicius, Lithuania

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DeGette, Democrats' chief deputy whip, to discuss what next for healthcare at Newsmaker, March 29

March 24, 2017 | By Jamie Horwitz |

What's next in the Congressional battle for healthcare legislation? Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., chief deputy whip of the Democratic Caucus who played a major role in the development of the Affordable Care Act, will discuss the healthcare strategy of House Democrats at a National Press Club Newsmaker news conference at 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 29, in the Bloomberg Room.

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Canceled: Saturday's encryption class

March 24, 2017 | By Crystal White |

The encryption training on secure smart phone reporting techniques, scheduled for Saturday, March 25, has been cancelled. The workshop is part of a three-session series providing hands-on encryption training for journalists.

Sign up to attend the next two sessions. All require individual reservations, found here:

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AFL-CIO President Trumka plans to outline union strategy at NPC Luncheon, April 4

March 24, 2017 | By Mark Krikorian |

Just beyond the halfway mark in President Donald Trump's first 100 days in office, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka will address the National Press Club on April 4 to outline the labor movement’s strategy.

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Support the National Press Club Journalism Institute when you shop on Amazon

March 24, 2017 | By Julie Schoo |

Login at every time you shop on Amazon and .05% of your purchase will be donated to the Club’s nonprofit National Press Club Journalism Institute. It’s easy, and there’s no additional cost to the customer.

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Experience the ancient art of Mediterranean food preservation at Italian dinner featuring Domenica Marchetti, April 4

March 23, 2017 | By Susan Delbert |

Travel back in time at an Italian dinner dedicated to the ancient Mediterranean art of food preservation with acclaimed cookbook author
Domenica Marchetti on April 4 at the Fourth Estate restaurant.

The dinner kicks off with hors d'oeuvres and a speciality cocktail at 6:30 p.m. You'll then enjoy four courses with perfectly paired wines.

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Club co-sponsors “Women in Media’ with D.C. mayor’s office, March 28

March 23, 2017 | By Suzanne Struglinski, director of membership engagement |

Join National Press Club members Eleanor Clift, Marilyn Geewax, and Michele Salcedo as they participate in a panel “Conversations with women who lead: Women in Media” coordinated with the Mayor’s Office on Women’s Policy and Initiatives at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 28, in the ballroom.

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Tax Day approaches! Reserve for IRS Commissioner Koskinen luncheon speech on April 5

March 22, 2017 | By Kristin Szremski |

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen will speak at a National Press Club Luncheon on April 5, less than two weeks before the annual tax-filing deadline.

Koskinen is expected to discuss how proposed budget cuts to the IRS could affect the agency’s ability to operate effectively. Questions related to proposed changes to the tax code are likely as well.

Koskinen has led the IRS since December 2013. The agency, with an $11.2 billion budget, collects $3.3 trillion in tax revenue each year, and employs 80,000 workers

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A word from Art Wiese: Who played the Club? Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Jack Benny and Pearl Bailey

March 21, 2017 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein |

"Entertainers: Evening galas at the National Press Club in the 1950s and 60s sometimes featured performances by legendary performers, some of the 20th Century's greatest entertainers. Jazz greats like Louis Armstrong and Benny Goodman swung out there. Jack Benny and Bob Hope cracked jokes. Nat King Cole and Pearl Bailey sang for their suppers. Sometimes movie stars like Maureen O'Hara were just part of the audience. Those were magical nights at the National Press Club--where news is made (entertainingly) in the nation's capital."

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Due to high interest, ticket sales for Pfizer CEO lunch, March 23, reopened

March 19, 2017 | By Danny Selnick |

The National Press Club has reopened ticket sales for the luncheon featuring Pfizer CEO Ian Read after extraordinary interest. The event will move from Holelman Lounge to Ballroom to accommodate many more who wish to attend.

Read, chairman of the board and chief executive officer, will address health care reform and the pharmaceutical industry on Thursday, March 23 at a National Press Club luncheon.

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