National Press Club

Friday Newsmaker looks at voting rights

May 12, 2016 | By Jamie Horwitz | jhdcpr@starpower.net

A Newsmaker news conference at 10 am Friday will look at the changes to voting across the country and problems that voters could face at the polls in November.

Speakers in the club’s Zenger Room include: Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law; Wade Henderson, president and chief executive of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights; Mark Dimondstein, president of the American Postal Workers Union; and Cory McCray, member of the Maryland House of Delegates.

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University of Missouri System President Middleton to speak at Speakers Breakfast

May 10, 2016 | By Angela Greiling Keane | agreilingkeane@gmail.com

Michael Midddleton, the University of Missouri System interim president, will speak at a National Press Club Speakers breakfast on Tuesday, June 21.

Middleton was appointed to head the University of Missouri last year following racial tension and protests on its flagship campus. He will speak about moving the university forward amid a national conversation about diversity, equity and inclusion that was sparked by the protests.

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Panel to discuss reporting behind Panama Papers on Thursday

May 10, 2016 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

Journalists involved in reporting on the Panama Papers will discuss their project at a National Press Club Journalism Institute program from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday

Club President Tommy Burr will moderate a panel that includes Marina Walker Guevara, deputy director of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists; Will Fitzgibbon, ICIJ reporter; and Kevin Hall, McClatchy's chief economics correspondent.

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David McCullough will sign books after Thursday’s morning’s Kalb Report

May 10, 2016 | By Gil Klein | gilbert.klein@yahoo.com

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough, the guest on Thursday's Kalb Report, will sign books after his appearance.

While no more tickets are available for the program, Club members can watch it on a screen and then bring books for McCullough to sign. Members should arrive by 10:30 a.m. Seating for that also is limited and people will be admitted on a first-come-first-served basis.

The broadcast begins at 11 a.m. and McCullough will be available after the taping is completed at around 12:15 p.m. to sign copies of his books, 1776 and The Wright Brothers.

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Toastmasters meets Monday

May 9, 2016

Would you like to be a better story teller? How about being a better persuader? Come to Toastmasters International and see how others are developing these in demand skills. Sit back and listen, or join in the fray.

The Club offers a particularly comfortable and friendly environment to practice with the added pleasure of meeting great people.

Come and be our guest. We'll meet tonight, Monday, from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Games Room.

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Try your luck at the Casino Royale in the Holeman Lounge May 13

May 9, 2016 | By Jackie Kasuya | jmkasuya@gmail.com

Join us on Friday, May 13, as we transform the Holeman Lounge into a casino lounge for a night of fun and friendly gambling. This black tie-optional event will feature music, casino games, themed-cocktails (shaken not stirred) and $200 in "casino cash" per person, for which you can use to win prizes. The party starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $5 for members and $10 for non-members, which can be exchanged for a free drink. Purchase here.The event is hosted by the Events Committee.

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Cardinal Theodore McCarrick at Tuesday Newsmaker

May 9, 2016 | By Jamie Horwitz | jhdcpr@starpower.net

Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, former archbishop of Washington, and Azizah al-HIbri, emeritus professor of law at the University of Richmond, will discuss the Marrakech Declaration to improve the lives of religious minorities in Muslim countries at a Club Newsmaker in the Bloomberg Room at 10 a.m., Tuesday..

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Update-1 podcast explores White House event planning

May 5, 2016 | By Adam Konowe | adam.konowe@tmpgovernment.com

Update-1, the National Press Club’s podcast, features Josh King, author of “Off Script” and former Clinton White House director of production for presidential events.

As interviewed by SiriusXM White House correspondent Jared Rizzi, King takes listeners behind the scenes of the daily events for those who are president and those who wish to become president. King's job was to craft a visual that sells the message. A deeper understanding of how each administration uses that power is crucial for understanding the evolution of the political news cycle.

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Lawmakers to discuss Congress' fundraising culture May 16

May 5, 2016 | By Jamie Horwitz | jhdcpr@starpower.net

Representatives David Jolly, R-Fla, and Rick Nolan, D-Minn, will discuss the long hours members of Congress spend making phone calls to raise political funds and their proposals to place limits on this activity at a Newsmaker on Monday, May 16 at 10 a.m., in the Club’s Bloomberg Room. National Press Club President Thomas Burr will moderate the news conference.

In February, Jolly introduced the Stop Act (H.R. 4443), which would ban Members of Congress from personally asking for money.

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May 13 Newsmaker to look at voting rights and election laws in 2016

May 4, 2016 | By Jamie Horwitz | jhdcpr@starpower.net

A Newsmaker on Friday, May 13, at 10 a.m., will look at the changes to voting across the country and likely problems voters, and especially minority voters, will face this November.

A 2016 election season of unprecedented surprises on the campaign trail will be no less confusing in ballot boxes across the country as states start implementing a dizzying array of voting rule changes.

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