National Press Club

Be a lobster to get a lobster

October 25, 2012 | By Susan Delbert |

The Fourth Estate restaurant will host Lobster Night, Wednesday, Oct.31, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. To celebrate Halloween, the restaurant is offering a free dinner to anyone who comes dressed as a lobster. No lobster claws in your closet? Come in any costume and snag a free glass of wine.

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Host of Pati’s Mexican Table on PBS to present chef’s dinner at Fourth Estate in March

October 25, 2012 | By Donna Leinwand Leger |

Patricia Jinich, host of Pati’s Mexican Table on PBS and cooking instructor at the Mexican Cultural Institute, will host a chef’s dinner Tuesday, March 19, featuring recipes from her new cookbook, Pati’s Mexican Table.

Jinich, born and raised in Mexico, left a job as political analyst at Inter American Dialogue, to create Mexican Table at the Mexican Cultural Institute. The series of demonstrations, workshops and classes grew into a featured cooking show on PBS and many guest appearances.

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Chief of Naval Operations to speak at Luncheon, Friday, Nov. 16

October 25, 2012 | By Marilyn Geewax |

Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Greenert will speak at a Club Luncheon Friday, Nov. 16. Questions about ships, horses and bayonets may be asked.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., with remarks beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $19 for Press Club members, $30 for guests of members, and $37 for general admission. To reserve tickets, please e-mail or call 202-662-7501. Tickets must be paid for at time of reservation.

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Politico's Schultheis joins Oct. 30 panel on election and social media

October 25, 2012 | By Anthony Shop |

Emily Schultheis, national political reporter for POLITICO, will join three others on a panel Tuesday, Oct. 30, to discuss social media's role in the 2012 presidential campaigns.

The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. with continental breakfast and coffee; the program will begin at 9 a.m. Members may register for free using discount code "NPCOnline" here. Others can reserve at the same site for $10.

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Congressmen Israel, Price to preview U.S. congressional races at Oct. 30 Newsmaker

October 24, 2012 | By Ron Baygents |

The National Press Club will provide a congressional campaign update one week before the election, at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30, with Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) and House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.). Each will give an opening presentation on the status and issues in the race, where all 435 members of the House of Representatives are up for election or re-election.

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Spend election night at the National Press Club

October 24, 2012 | By Megan Cotten |

The Club will host an election night party Tuesday, Nov. 6, for members and guests only in the Truman Lounge and for all in the First Amendment Lounge and the Bloomberg Room. The cost will be $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Hors d'oeuvres will be served at both sites and there will be a cash bar in the First Amendment Lounge, which opens at 6:30 p.m. Members can order drinks and food in the Truman Lounge.

Register here.

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Book fair and authors' night scheduled Tuesday, Nov. 13

October 23, 2012 | By Julie Schoo |

The National Press Club’s 35th annual Book Fair and Authors’ Night will showcase up to 100 authors from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13.

The authors will be on hand to meet their fans and sign books

From Michael Gordon’s New York Time's bestselling work chronicling the end of the war in Iraq, to Hedrick Smith’s book on the loss of the American dream to Stuart Eizenstat’s work on the future of the Jewish people, volumes on history and politics, mysteries, cookbooks, children’s books and memoirs will fill the tables.

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South African night to honor Nelson Mandela legacy, Tuesday, Oct. 30

October 21, 2012 | By Myron Belkin |

A South African Night will highlight the "Life, Legacy and Values of Nelson Mandela" from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday Oct. 30, in the Ballroom, under the auspices of the International Correspondents Committee.

The event will feature remarks honoring Mandela, a panel discussion on his legacy followed by a Q and A session and a tasting of South African wines and dishes including biltong, boerewors, sosaties and samosas.

The evening will open with video excerpts from Mandela's appearance at the Club as president of South Africa in 1994, one of two visits to the Club.

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Panel to address online security for journalists Wednesday

October 21, 2012 | By John Donnelly |

The Press Freedom Committee will host a panel on journalists' online security Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

There are concerns about U.S. government efforts to identify reporters' confidential sources, particularly in cases involving classified information. But foreign governments and criminal organizations may also represent threats.

A longer term threat is that loss of confidence in journalists' online security could deter potential whistle blowers from providing information to news media.

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Women’s Groups to Send Congress “Our Bodies, Ourselves”

October 18, 2012 | By Debra Silimeo |

"Our Bodies, Ourselves" was named by the Library of Congress as one of 88 books that shaped America, and now, some prominent women health advocates want to make sure that every member of Congress has a copy. They are concerned that policymakers need better information about women’s health and reproductive issues in making policy. At a Newsmaker at 1 p.m. Monday Oct.

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