National Press Club

Senator Sanders to discuss "fiscal cliff" concerns at Dec. 5 Newsmaker

December 2, 2012 | By Jamila Bey | jamilabey1@gmail.com

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, the Vermont Independent, will discuss ongoing budget negotiations, the so-called fiscal cliff and the need to protect Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid from potential cuts.

The National Press Club Newsmaker begins at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, in the club's Zenger Room.

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ABC News' Jake Tapper to discuss new book

November 29, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

ABC News White House Correspondent Jake Tapper will discuss his new book, "The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor," from 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. in the Conference Rooms on Wednesday, Dec. 5. A book signing will follow the discussion.

Tickets are free for National Press Club members and $5 for non-members. No outside books will be permitted.

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Campaign Finance, Inauguration Topics of Panels Dec. 4, Dec. 10

November 29, 2012

Here's a reminder about some professional development events taking place at the Club next month:

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Wife, lawyer to discuss Alan Gross case at Nov. 30 Newsmaker

November 28, 2012 | By Ron Baygents | ronaldbaygents@aol.com

The case of Alan Gross, a U.S. Agency for International Development subcontractor who remains in a Cuban prison, will be the subject of Newmaker on Friday, Nov. 30. Gross' wife, Judy, and their lawyer, Jared Genser, will speak.

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Upcoming National Press Club luncheons

November 28, 2012 | By Melinda Cooke | mcooke@press.org

Here is a list of upcoming National Press Club luncheons. All luncheons are open to credentialed media. Tickets are available to the public except where noted. All luncheons are held in the Club Ballroom unless otherwise noted.

For more information go to www.press.org or email mcooke@press.org.

Dec. 7 - James Taylor, Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter. Topic: Election Reform.

Dec. 18 - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. Topic: TBD. This event is limited to members and guests only. Credentialed press may cover this event with ID.

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Singer James Taylor to headline Club Luncheon Dec. 7

November 27, 2012 | By Melinda Cooke | mcooke@press.org

Singer James Taylor is scheduled to speak at a Club Luncheon on Friday, Dec. 7.

Taylor, a singer-songwriter and guitarist, is a five-time Grammy Award winner. His first breakthrough hit came in 1970 with "Fire and Rain," and he performed at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., in September.

He was inducted into both the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2000. He is a recipient of the National Medal of Arts and the Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters from the French Government.

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Press Club to host screening of documentary on investigative reporting in Mexico

November 27, 2012 | By Delphine Halgend | delphine@rsf.org

The Club, along with Reporters Without Borders, is hosting a screening of a new PBS documentary, Reportero, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12. The documentary looks at the risks of investigative journalism in Mexico.

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ABC News' Jake Tapper to discuss new book

November 27, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

ABC News White House Correspondent Jake Tapper will discuss his new book, "The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor," at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5. A book signing will follow the discussion.

Tickets are free for National Press Club members and $5 for non-members. As this is a fundraiser for the National Press Club Journalism Institute, no outside books will be permitted.

To register, go to www.press.org/events/tapper. Club members should enter the discount code “outpost” to obtain free admission.

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Reporters, Press Gallery director to discuss covering the presidential inauguration

November 27, 2012 | By Elizabeth Allin | eallin@press.org

Joe Keenan, director of the Senate Daily Press Gallery, and a group of reporters are scheduled to discuss covering the presidential inauguration at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 10.

The speakers will talk about credentialing, logistics and story ideas. The program is presented by the NPC Journalism Institute, the club's Professional Development Committee and the Regional Reporters Association.

The program is free but registration required. Please reserve here at http://www.press.org/events/covering-inauguration

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Wife, lawyer to brief reporters Friday on case of USAID subcontractor Alan Gross imprisoned in Cuba

November 26, 2012 | By Anthony E. Gallo | agallo2368@verizon.net

A lawyer representing Alan Gross, a U.S. Agency for International Development subcontractor imprisoned in Cuba, will brief reporters Friday at 10 a.m. on the latest developments in his case and the prospects for improved U.S.-Cuba relations.

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