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National Press Club plans presidential debates viewing parties

September 28, 2012 | By Megan Cotten |

Looking for a fun way to experience the presidential debates that begin next month or are you a journalist covering the debates for work or fun? Come watch or cover them with fellow National Press Club members and bring your friends.

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Politics Straight Up plans to feature seven journalists live from NPC's Truman Lounge

September 27, 2012 | By Norma Jean Reck |

Politics Straight Up plans to broadcast tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. from the NPC's Reliable Source's Truman Lounge.

Julia Mason, host of the Sirius XM radio program "Press Pool," plans to host the program, which features continuing coverage of the 2012 presidential campaign. It will be broadcast live on POTUS (Politics of the United States for the People of the United States) on Sirius XM channel 174.

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NPC Events Committee hosts bestselling author tonight at 7 p.m.

September 27, 2012 | By Jennifer DePaul |

John Perkins, bestselling author of Hoodwinked and Confessions of an Economic Hitman, plans to speak at the National Press Club on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Press Club Ballroom.

A VIP reception is planned in the Zenger Room with an open bar at 6:30 p.m. To register for the VIP Reception email Allyson Cannon at There will also be a cash bar available in the West Room (next to the ballroom) during the event for one hour from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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Volunteers needed for National Press Club's 35th annual Book Fair & Authors' Night

September 26, 2012 | By Joseph Luchok |

Volunteers are needed for the 35th annual National Press Club Book Fair scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Press Club Ballroom.

Volunteers will work in shifts, the first shift from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and the second shift from 7 to 8:30 p.m. You may request a specific shift but depending on the number of requests, there is no guarantee of being assigned the requested shift.

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National Journalism Institute plans seminar on FEC Data Diving Part 2, Oct. 5, 9:30 a.m.

September 26, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman |

Federal Election Commission staff plan to introduce reporters to the campaign finance data available on the FEC website and demonstrate the avenues to access, search and sort the data at a seminar sponsored by the National Journalism Institute on Oct. 5 from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. in the National Press Club's Bloomberg Room.

This class is free, but registration is required at Space is limited.

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Noted authors, historians plan discussion of Eisenhower legacy at NPC gathering

September 26, 2012 | By John Shlaes |

The National Press Club plans to host a special panel of noted historians and authors to discuss former President Dwight David Eisenhower's distinctive leadership style related to the media in an era of transition in press coverage of the White House.

The event is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the NPC’s Holeman Lounge. There is no charge for members and a $10 charge for non-members. Members should log in to receive the discount. To register for the event please use this ticket form.

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Kalb Report celebrates 18 years as staple of National Press Club

September 24, 2012 | By Elizbeth Smith Brownstein |

This Week In National Press Club History

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Fourth Estate Plans Lobster Night Sept. 26

September 19, 2012 | By Susan Delbert |

Crabs walk sideways, but lobsters walk straight -- the Fourth Estate restaurant plans a Lobster Night on Wednesday, Sept. 26, the last Wednesday of the month.

Members pay $25 and non-members $30 for a steamed 1¼ pound Maine lobster with coleslaw (or salad) and choice of French fries or oven-crisped new potatoes.

Reservations are requested 24 hours in advance to assure a crustacean. Please call 202-662-7638 to reserve. A very limited number of lobsters will be available for those without a reservation.

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Best-selling author John Perkins to speak Sept. 27

September 18, 2012 | By Allyson Cannon |

John Perkins, best-selling author of "Hoodwinked" and "Confessions of an Economic Hitman," will speak at the National Press Club at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, in the ballroom.

Drawing on experiences described in his two books, Perkins describes the post-WWII era as one that created history's first truly global empire -- mostly through economics, rather than the military.

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Varmus to discuss impediments to cancer research at 10 a.m. Sept. 25

September 18, 2012 | By Mike Smith |

Nobel Laureate Dr. Harold Varmus, director of the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute, will discuss the barriers that impede the nation’s ability to make faster progress against cancer during a National Press Club Newsmaker that begins at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25.

Varmus is also prepared to discuss national budget issues such as “sequestration” and the lack of focus on health research in the 2012 presidential campaign.

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