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How America’s presidential spouses dealt with the media - this Wednesday

February 10, 2014 |

In celebration of The American Women Writers National Museum second year anniversary, distinguished experts Anita McBride, Chief of Staff to Former First Lady Laura Bush and Patricia Krider, Executive Director First Ladies Library, Canton, Ohio, will discuss how America’s Presidential spouses dealt with the media, at noon Wednesday, Feb. 12 in the McClendon Room.

All AWWNM events are free and open to the public. No reservations are necessary. Buffet lunch is available for purchase.

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House Armed Services Committee Chairman McKeon to speak at luncheon Feb. 24

February 10, 2014 | By Pat Host |

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard “Buck” McKeon, R-Calif., will deliver the speech at a National Press Club luncheon on Monday, Feb. 24 that he says President Barack Obama won't give about administration plans for Afghanistan.

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Snow News Is Good News For Golf – 3rd Annual NPCJI Golf Tournament scheduled on April 25

February 10, 2014 | By Julie Schoo |

Don’t be fooled by the snowy forecast! It’s nearly time to dust off your golf clubs, organize your foursome and show your support for the National Press Club Journalism Institute’s third annual golf invitational tournament.

Mark your calendars now. The tournament will take place Friday, April 25 at prestigious The Country Club at Woodmore in nearby Mitchellville, Md., with a shotgun start at 10 a.m..

Sign up before March 1 and get a 10% discount on registration, foursome and sponsorship fees.

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European elections and the impact on the transatlantic relationship

February 10, 2014 | By Herb Perone |]

Two European Parliament officials will discuss the upcoming European elections and how their outcome will affect the EU-U.S. relationship at a Newsmakers news conference on Tuesday, February 11 at 1 p.m. in the Lisagor Room. Addressing the issue will be Jaume Duch Guillot, the European Parliament’s spokesperson and director of media, along with Thibault Lesenecal, acting director of the European Parliament’s Web Communications Unit.

Like all Newsmakers news conferences, this event is open to credentialed media and NPC members.

Contact: Molly McCluskey, Event Host, 202 684 3445

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National Press Club Wants to See Your Best News Photography

February 10, 2014 | By Will Lester |

The National Press Club is looking for the best news photos taken in 2013.

The photo competition is the newcomer to the Press Club journalism awards contest. The Club invites photographers and news organizations to enter. The two contest categories are “best spot news photo” and “best news picture story.”


_Spot news entries should be a news photo of an unplanned event that is spontaneous.

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See the Future: Get Demo of Google Glass at Communicators Breakfast Wednesday, Feb. 12

February 9, 2014 | By Tom McMahon |

Back in the 1980s, the band Timbuk3 released the hit song "The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades." But if that one-hit wonder band were around today, its musicians likely would be singing about how their wearable computer, Google Glass, is helping them see what lies ahead.

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Monthly Strolling Restaurant Magic Feb. 19

February 9, 2014 | By Larry Lipman |

The third Wednesday of every month is Magic Night at the National Press Club restaurants as a member of the Society of American Magicians, which meets at the club, provides table-side magic for diners in the Fourth Estate and Reliable Source. This month’s featured performer will be close-up expert Augie Arnstein. To reserve a table, call (202) 662-7638 for the Fourth Estate; (202) 662-7443 for the Reliable Source.

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On-camera Skill Training March 15

February 9, 2014 | By Nicole Hoffman |

National Press Club member and veteran television reporter Andrea McCarren will teach on-camera skills in a two-hour workshop on Saturday, March 15 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in the NPC Broadcast Center.

This is a great opportunity for mid-career journalists to learn or improve their on-camera skills in an intensive 2-hour hands-on workshop. Through “mock interviews,” you’ll learn:

· How to craft and deliver meaningful sound bites for taped and live interviews

· How to be more comfortable and confident on camera

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NPC Luncheon with U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz

February 9, 2014 | By Rod Kuckro |

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz is wrestling with the challenges posed by unprecedented domestic supplies of energy and the demands in some quarters to push for more exports. He will expand at a National Press Club Luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 19 on President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address commitment to an “all of the above” energy policy.

The Luncheon will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m. Remarks will begin at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $22 for Club members and up to one guest, and $36 for non-members.

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Coming Monday to Kalb Report: NY Times columnist Tom Friedman

February 6, 2014 | By Gilbert Klein |

New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman will join host Marvin Kalb Monday, (Feb. 10) to talk about the intersection of national security and personal freedom. With the fallout from Edward Snowden’s massive leaks about NSA surveillance reverberating around the world, the appearance of the three-time Pulitzer Prize winner comes at a critical moment.

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