National Press Club

Architects to discuss controversial design of proposed Eisenhower Memorial Sept. 18

September 11, 2012 | By Anthony E. Gallo |

Milton W. Grenfell, of Grenfell Architecture PLC and vice president of the National Civic Art Society, and Roger K. Lewis, Washington Post columnist and professor emeritus of architecture at the University of Maryland, will discuss the proposed Eisenhower Memorial at a Newsmaker on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 10 a.m. in the club's Zenger Room.

The Memorial is supposed to be built south of the National Mall between Independence Avenue and the U.S. Department of Education.

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CNN legal expert to analyze Obama, Supreme Court tension, 6:30 pm Sept. 19

September 11, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman |

Jeffrey Toobin, senior CNN legal analyst and staff writer for The New Yorker, will discuss his new book, "The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court," at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the National Press Club.

A book signing will follow the event, which is free for Club members and $5 for all guests and non-members.

Purchase your tickets here: This event is a fundraiser for the NPC Journalism Institute. The author will only sign copies of the book purchased through the Club. No outside books or memorabilia are allowed.

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London, New Mexico, other NPC Travel Committee trips to be detailed Sept. 18

September 11, 2012 | By Pat Schoeni |

The NPC Travel Committee will hold a reception on Tuesday, September 18th at 7:00 p.m. in the Murrow Room to discuss upcoming trips. There will also be an opportunity for attendees to hear presentations on the trips and to suggest activities they would like to have the Travel Committee explore.

Details of upcoming trips to London and New Mexico, and to South Africa and Botswana, will be presented, among others. Informational literature will be available, and refreshments will be served.

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Give your campaign an edge with online research Sept. 21, 8:30 a.m.

September 11, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman |

Learn how research data can invigorate your communications effort at the “Get PR Smart” class September 21, 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the National Press Club Conference Rooms.

Testing your campaign messaging or collecting data to support your cause costs much less than you think. In this panel discussion, experts weigh in on how conducting research using online tools is an investment that can maximize your campaign’s potential.

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Gen. Martin Dempsey, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman, to speak at luncheon Oct. 10

September 11, 2012 | By Andrea Stone |

Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will speak at a National Press Club luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 10.

Sworn in one year ago as the nation’s highest-ranking military officer, Dempsey is a former Army Chief of Staff who served two tours as a wartime commander in Iraq.

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Hoffa takes on labor issues, presidential politics at Sept. 13 luncheon; reserve tickets now

September 10, 2012 | By Donna Leinwand Leger |

Just a few days remain to reserve your seats for a luncheon featuring Teamsters President Jim Hoffa.

The NPC luncheon will be held Thursday, Sept. 13.

In a speech entitled, "Defining Patriotism: Protecting America and the American Worker," Hoffa will talk about the prospects for the country's workforce and what the government should do to bolster the American worker.

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Authors to discuss 'Epic story of race and the American media'

September 9, 2012 | By Aileen Schlef |

Juan González, of New York Daily News and Democracy Now!, and Joseph Torres, of Free Press, will discuss the book "News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media," on Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the National Press Club.

"News for All the People" is an account of the class and racial conflicts in the American news media, from the first colonial newspaper to the Internet. The book reveals how racial segregation in the media distorted the news and unearths numerous examples of how publishers and broadcasters actually fomented racial violence through their coverage.

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Panel outlines election stakes for disabled Americans at noon Sept. 11

September 9, 2012 | By Patti Giglio |

Issues of importance to people with disabilities, their loved ones and caretakers will be the focus of a Newsmaker press conference at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 11.

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NPC American Legion Post 20 to Meet at Noon Sept. 20

September 9, 2012 | By Ken Dalecki |

The National Press Club American Legion Post 20 will hold a luncheon meeting at noon on Thursday, Sept. 20, in the McClendon Room.

Post 20 members and NPC veterans interested in joining the Post are urged to attend the meeting at which nominations for vacant Post positions will be considered. Members also will be asked to volunteer for assignments, including hosting recovering wounded soldiers at NPC events, improving Post communications, increasing membership and recruiting speakers.

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New report to detail financial crisis costs, 1 pm Sept. 12

September 7, 2012 | By Patti Giglio |

Better Markets Inc., a Washington-based nonprofit organization that promotes the public interest in the U.S. and global financial markets, will release a new report detailing the costs of the financial crisis at 1 p.m. Sept. 12.

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