National Press Club

PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel to discuss election, support for Trump, Oct. 31

October 28, 2016 | By Angela Greiling Keane |

Billionaire venture capitalist and entrepreneur Peter Thiel has rocked Silicon Valley with his support for Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump. Thiel will discuss that political endorsement and the 2016 election at a National Press Club speakers newsmaker event on Monday, Oct. 31.

Thiel, who co-founded PayPal and Palantir Technologies Inc., endorsed Trump at the Republican National Convention in July and pledged a $1.25 million campaign donation in support of the candidate.

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Want to win a Pulitzer? Blau, Hoffman, Allam offer an insider's look, Nov. 16

October 28, 2016 | By Julie Schoo |

Three top journalists will offer an insider's look at how to compete for the Pulitzer Prize at a Nov. 16 panel discussion hosted by the National Press Club Professional Development Committee.

The event will run from 9:30 - 11 a.m. in the Bloomberg Room. Seating will be limited so please reserve soon. Tickets cost $5 for Club members, $10 for the general public and can be purchased online.

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Last chance to reserve! Fabulous French wines, creative food with James Beard Award winner Dorie Greenspan, Oct. 28

October 27, 2016 | By Susan Delbert |

Award-winning cookbook author Dorie Greenspan, who wrote a baking bible with Julia Child, will host a winner dinner on Friday, Oct. 28 at the Fourth Estate featuring baked goods from her latest cookbook and savory dishes from her best-selling "Around My French Table."

The Friday night fete celebrates the launch of Greenspan's newest cookie-centric cookbook, "Dorie's Cookies."

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It's not too soon to claim your gingerbread person! Reserve now for the Children's Holiday Party, Dec. 10

October 26, 2016 | By Joanne Booze |

It's time to make plans to attend the National Press Club's Annual Children Holiday Party on Saturday, Dec. 10.

The party starts at 11 a.m. with a great buffet, which will include something for everyone, from corn dogs to hamburgers to French fries and a little bit of fruit and veggies.

Once adults and kids have their fill, it's time to work it off on the dance floor and move to the music played by DJ Paul. You'll be joined by our talented Cloggers. We've also heard rumors that Santa will make an appearance.

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Panel to describe Merriman Smith and the 'Glory Days' of UPI Thursday, Nov. 17

October 26, 2016 | By Gilbert Klein |

In the 1960s UPI and AP fought head to head for every second of every story. No one epitomized that competition more than Merriman Smith, who served as UPI’s White House correspondent from the Franklin Roosevelt administration through Richard Nixon.

The National Press Club History and Heritage Committee will present a program on Smith and UPI’s "Glory Days" at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in the Club’s conference rooms.

Tickets are $5 for Club members, $10 for nonmembers and free for students. Reservations can be made online.

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Wall Street Journal reporter Jay Solomon discusses latest book, “The Iran Wars,” Nov. 29

October 23, 2016 | By Lindsay Underwood |

Jay Solomon, chief foreign affairs correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, will discuss his latest book, "The Iran Wars: Spy Games, Bank Battles, and the Secret Deals That Reshaped the Middle East," at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, at the National Press Club.

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Update-1 podcast interviews Cenk Uygur of the millennial-oriented online news network Young Turks

October 21, 2016 | By Adam Konowe |

Millennials are the first generation of news consumers to receive most of their news content online. As legacy media organizations continue to adjust their platforms to effectively reach millennials, a news organization that solely targets this generation has grown into the largest online news organization in the world.

The Young Turks began as the first show on Sirius Satellite Radio in 2002 and now boasts an online news network of more than 30 channels with more than 4 billion views on YouTube.

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Voting rights advocate, author urges uninspired electorate to get to the polls

October 19, 2016 | By Emily Wilkins |

Gloria J. Browne-Marshall has a message for all the undecided voters out there who complain they are not inspired by Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump: Take a lesson from African-American men who voted in 1870 and exercise your power.

African-Americans “voted in 1870,” Browne-Marshall said Oct. 18 at a National Press Club Book Rap. “Do you think there was anyone there who cared about the African-American voice?”

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Education Secretary John B. King explores preparing children for citizenship, Oct. 19 luncheon

October 17, 2016 | By Debra Silimeo |

As Americans prepare to elect officials at all levels of government, Education Secretary John B. King will speak about the importance of civic engagement as a cornerstone of democracy and the role of schools at an Oct. 19 National Press Club luncheon.

He will address the role schools play in preparing children to become adults who are active citizens.

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EPA Administrator McCarthy to speak at Nov. 21 luncheon

October 16, 2016 | By Lindsay Underwood |

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy will speak at a National Press Club luncheon on Nov. 21.

Under McCarthy's leadership, the EPA helped penalize Volkswagen for cheating on diesel emissions, promoted a sweeping federal rule to cut carbon dioxide emission from power plants and played an active role in implementing international climate agreements.

McCarthy also admitted that EPA placed too much trust in Michigan's Department of Environmental Quality, the main culprit for the Flint water crisis.

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