National Press Club

Cardinal Theodore McCarrick at Tuesday Newsmaker

May 9, 2016 | By Jamie Horwitz |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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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Panel to discuss reporting behind Panama Papers May 12

May 4, 2016 | By Julie Schoo |

Journalists involved in reporting on the Panama Papers will discuss their project at a National Press Club Journalism Institute program on May 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The program will be in the Bloomberg Room. RSVP using the link here. Tickets are required; $5 for Club members, $10 for the general public.

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Author schedules May 12 Book Rap to discuss first ladies

April 27, 2016 | By Joseph Luchok |

Lauren A Wright plans to discuss her new book, On Behalf of the President: Presidential Spouses and White House Communications Strategy Today, at a National Press Club Book Rap at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, in the NPC’s Conference Rooms.

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Law enforcement officers' new approach to handling the mentally ill: April 28 Newsmaker

April 26, 2016 | By Jamie Horwitz |

The evolution of policing and the new approach law enforcement officers in Virginia are taking to handle situations involving the mentally ill will be the focus of a National Press Club Newsmaker news conference on Thursday, April 28.

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Women as sources, women in journalism: Panel discussion on May 12

April 26, 2016 | By Alan Bjerga |

Using women as sources for stories and the challenges women face in journalism will be the topic of a panel discussion at the National Press Club's Bloomberg Room on Thursday, May 12.

This event is free and open to the public, though attendees must RSVP for tickets here. The discussion will be from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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Best-selling author, Emmy nominee and celebrity chef to deliver ‘Modern Mexican’ May 24 cookbook dinner

April 26, 2016 | By Donna Leinwand Leger |

Celebrity chef Pati Jinich, author of the Amazon #1 new release Mexican cookbook “Mexican Today,” will host a cookbook dinner May 24 at the National Press Club's Fourth Estate restaurant.

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May 10 Newsmaker with Cardinal McCarrick and Prof. al-Hibri on religious minorities in Islamic nations

April 21, 2016 | By Jamie Horwitz |

Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, former Archbishop of Washington, and Azizah al-Hibri, Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of Richmond, will address a National Press Club Newsmaker on Tuesday, May 10, focusing on religious minorities in predominantly Islamic nations.

The discussion will be held at 10 a.m. in the club’s Bloomberg Room. Like all Newsmakers, this event is open to credentialed media and NPC members, free of charge. No advance registration is required.

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