National Press Club

Teamsters President James P. Hoffa to speak at Sept. 13 luncheon

August 10, 2012 | By Donna Leinwand Leger |

In a speech entitled, "Defining Patriotism: Protecting America and the American Worker,"
Teamsters President James P. Hoffa will talk about the prospects for the country's workforce and what the government should do to bolster the American worker at a National Press Club luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 13.

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Restaurant Week: Fourth Estate menu offers a seasonal feast at great price starting Aug. 13

August 10, 2012 | By Susan Delbert |

The Fourth Estate restaurant on the National Press Club's 13th floor, will offer a full gourmet menu of seasonal treats for $20.12 at lunch and $35.12 at dinner from Aug. 13 to Aug. 18.

While other restaurants offer only limited choices, diners at the Fourth Estate can choose their three-course meal from the entire a la carte menu. For the fixed price, diners can select a soup or salad, an entree and dessert.

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Cool Britannia: NPC offers long weekend trip to London, Jan. 16 to 21

August 9, 2012 | By Pat Schoeni |

Spend four nights in London over the Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday weekend from Jan. 16 to Jan. 21, 2013.

The NPC trip includes a non-stop, round-trip Dulles to London flight, four nights at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel, English breakfast daily and sightseeing for $1989 per person, double occupancy, with a $655 single room supplement.

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Get in a last great dinner before the Fourth Estate closes for vacation Aug. 20

August 9, 2012 | By Susan Delbert |

The Fourth Estate will close for two weeks from Monday, Aug. 20 through Sept. 1.

The restaurant traditionally closes for two weeks in August and this year the period dovetails with the closure for Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1 to Sept. 3.

The restaurant re-opens Tuesday, Sept. 4 for lunch and dinner with a new seasonal menu to welcome fall.

The Fourth Estate is open to both members and the general public. Lunch is served Monday through Friday 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dinner is served Tuesday through Saturday, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday Brunch is served 11:30a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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Education Secretary Arne Duncan to speak at NPC Luncheon, Oct. 2

August 8, 2012 | By Debra Silimeo |

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will discuss achievements and setbacks in U.S. education over the past four years at a National Press Club luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 2. He also will offer his views on the challenges facing education in the 21st century.

During his tenure as secretary, Duncan has led an effort to advance education reform. The department has offered incentives to states to raise standards, turn around low-performing schools and reward the country’s best teachers.

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Tenenbaum to discuss safety of consumer products in the U.S. at Aug. 9 Newsmaker

August 7, 2012 | By Jamila Bey |

Marking the four-year anniversary of a landmark consumer product safety law, Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Chairwoman Inez Tenenbaum will discuss improvements made on consumer issues in the United States and globally during a National Press Club Newsmaker on Aug. 9.

The event begins at 10 a.m. in the club's Zenger Room.

The United States now has the lowest lead limits and strongest crib safety standards in the world, Tenenbaum said.

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Don Graham to roast, toast Woodward at Fourth Estate dinner Sept. 21; Reserve now

August 7, 2012 | By Sylvia Smith |

Donald Graham, CEO and chairman of the Washington Post Co., will be among the roasters and toasters of Bob Woodward at the Fourth Estate Award dinner on Friday, Sept. 21.

Through Sept. 14, Club members may buy two tickets (one for themselves, one for a guest) for $125 apiece. Non-member tickets are $200 apiece.

Click here to purchase tickets or call the event line at 202-662-7501.

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Learn to engage your online audience, Aug. 17

August 7, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman |

Hone your web-writing skills and lure in your online audience at a class taught by veteran Washington journalist Rick Dunham, creator of the popular "Texas on the Potomac" blog.

The class meets from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Aug. 17 in the Bloomberg Room.

The class is free for NPC members and $10 for non-members. Space is limited.

Click here to register. NPC members should enter discount code write for free registration.

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Write Tight: Shorten Your Story without Skimping on Facts

August 7, 2012 | By Julie Schoo |

Learn ways you can shorten your stories without skimping on facts or style at an Aug. 21 class taught by Rick Dunham of the Hearst Washington Bureau and the Houston Chronicle.

The class, which meets at 9:30 a.m. in the Bloomberg Room, will cover both print and web skills.

The class is free for NPC members and $10 for non-members. Space is limited.

This is a ticketed event. Click here to jump to the ticket form.

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A Leader of Catholic nuns group, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, to address August 16 Luncheon

August 6, 2012 | By Alicia Mundy |

A leader of the Catholic nuns organization at odds with the Vatican will discuss the coalition’s mission, its future role in the church, and controversy with the Vatican.

Sister Mary Hughes, Leadership Conference of Women Religious, an association that represents about 80% of U.S. Catholic nuns, will talk about the development of the LCWR's current relations with the Vatican, and the group's August 7-11 Assembly, which is dealing with the a critical report from the Vatican. Hughes is the immediate past president of LCWR and Prioress of the Sisters of St. Dominic.

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