National Press Club

L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa addresses immigration reform, Jan. 14 luncheon

December 31, 2012 | By Jeffrey Ballou | jeffreypballou@gmail.com

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will explore immigration reform at a National Press Club luncheon on Jan. 14.

Villaraigosa, a past president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, is expected to encourage President Barack Obama to follow through on his promise to make the issue a priority during his second term in his speech, "Immigration Reform: Now is the Time."

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. The formal program, which includes a question-and-answer session, begins promptly at 1 p.m. and concludes at 2 p.m.

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Author to discuss book on phrases coined by presidents, 6:30 pm Jan. 15

December 31, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

Paul Dickson will discuss his new book, "Words from the White House," from 6:30 - 8 p.m. on Jan. 15 in the conference rooms. A book signing will follow the discussion.

Tickets are free for National Press Club members; $5 for non-members. Registration is required here. This event is a fundraiser for the National Press Club Journalism Institute. No outside books will be permitted.

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Fourth Estate Restaurant New Year's Eve celebration cancelled

December 27, 2012

The Fourth Estate Restaurant's New Year's Eve celebration has been cancelled due to a lack of responses.

The restaurant will be open on Monday, Dec. 31, from 11:30 am until 2:30 pm, with its regular menu.

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Here's what to look forward to at the Club in early 2013

December 27, 2012 | By Jonathan D. Salant | jds15@aol.com

With 2012 fast drawing to a close, here's a peek at some of the Club events taking place early in the new year.

Jan. 21 -- Presidential inauguration. Executive Chef Susan Delbert is preparing special dishes for members and their guests in the Reliable Source, where extra TV sets are being set up to watch the festivities. Reserve at 202-662-7443 or rs@press.org

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This week In National Press Club history

December 26, 2012 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein | eksmithb@verizon.net

Dec. 25, 1991: President Mikhail Gorbachev steps down, bringing an end to the Soviet Union. A series of speeches at the National Press Club between 1988 and 1991 forecast the end of the Cold War.

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Dave Barry to discuss new book at Club

December 19, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and best-selling author, Dave Barry, will discuss his new book "Insane City" at 1 pm on Feb. 1 at the Club. A book signing will follow the discussion.

Registration is required at www.press.org/events/barry. Tickets are free for NPC members and $5 for the general public.

This event is a fundraiser for the National Press Club Journalism Institute. No outside book will be permitted. The author will only sign books purchased through the Club.

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Video of South Africa Night honoring Nelson Mandela on NPC website

December 18, 2012 | By Myron Belkind | myron.belkind@verizon.net

A video of the Nov. 26 South Africa night program honoring Nelson Mandela is now available on the Club's website at http://press.org/news-multimedia/videos/south-africa-night.

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Ring in the New Year with lower prices at the Fourth Estate Restaurant

December 18, 2012 | By Olivia Haver

The Fourth Estate restaurant is hosting a New Year's Eve Dinner on Monday, Dec. 31, with seatings at 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm.

To celebrate the 2012 presidential election, the restaurant will charge the same prices as in 2008, the year of the previous election. Members will pay $55 and nonmembers $65 for a three- course prix fixe menu. Wine pairings can be added for an additional $20.

Reservations are due by Friday, Dec. 28, by calling 202-662-7638.

The menu:

Starters:
Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail with Fresh Horseradish Sour Cream Sauce.

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Whole Foods CEO to speak on new book

December 17, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

John Mackey, co-funder and chief executive officer of Whole Foods Market, will discuss his new book, "Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business," on Feb. 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the Ballroom. A book signing will follow the discussion.

Mackey's book focuses on companies, such as Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Wegmans, Costco and the Container Store, that have purposes beyond simply maximizing profits.

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Dave Barry to discuss new book `Insane City' Feb. 1 at Journalism Institute fundraiser

December 11, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

Pulitzer-Prize winning columnist and New York Times-bestselling author Dave Barry will discuss his new book, "Insane City," on Feb. 1 at 1 p.m. in the Conference Rooms. A book signing will follow the discussion.

Registration is required at www.press.org/events/barry. Tickets are free for NPC members and $5 for the general public. The author will only sign books purchased through the National Press Club.

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