National Press Club

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

September 5, 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. Seating is limited.

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Historians, journalists assess Eisenhower's influence on presidential-media relations, 6 pm Oct. 11

September 4, 2012 | By Allyson Cannon |

Historians and journalists will analyze how President Dwight D. Eisenhower changed the relationship between the White House and the media at 6 p.m. on Oct. 11 at the National Press Club.

Evan Thomas, professor of journalism at Princeton University and a former Newsweek columnist and editor, and Jim Newton, editor-at-large of the Los Angeles Times, will lead a discussion assessing Eisenhower’s methodology of initiating and maintaining “dialogue” with the media and the public.

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Communicators: Learn to manage LinkedIn groups on Sept. 25

September 4, 2012 | By Anthony Shop |

Peter Panepento, Assistant Managing Editor of The Chronicle of Philanthropy, will share how his organization is using the LinkedIn professional social-networking site to build deeper connections with its readers, expand its audience, and develop a new stream of revenue for paid content.

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Bestselling author John Perkins to speak Sept. 27

August 30, 2012 | By Anthony Shop |

John Perkins, bestselling 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 blockbuster 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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Armstrong outlined top 20th Century engineering achievements at 2000 Club luncheon

August 27, 2012

Neil Armstong, the first man to walk on the moon, outlined the top engineering achievements in the 20th Century at a National Press Club luncheon on Feb. 22, 2000, nearly 31 years after his historic lunar moment.

His speech, entitled "The Engineered Century," analyzed the National Academy of Engineering's top 20 choices. Topping the list were electronics, water purification, the airplane, the automobile and electrification.

View the video of the event here.

Armstrong died at 82 on Aug. 25.

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Taiwan's minister of culture so speak on Taiwan-China relations

August 24, 2012 | By Patti Giglio |

Minister of Culture Lung Yingtai of Taiwan will speak on the soft power of Taiwan and mainland China relations at a Newsmaker Wednesday, August 29 at 3 p.m.

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Seven journalists to air convention warm-up live from Truman Lounge Friday

August 24, 2012 | By Norma Jean Reck |

Julie Mason, White House reporter and now host of the SiriusXM™ radio program "Press Pool," will host "Politics Straight Up" live from the Press Club's Truman Lounge Friday, Aug. 24,from 7-9 p.m. This convention warm-up show will feature casual conversations with seven journalists. The show will air live only on POTUS (Politics of the United States for the People of the United States) on SiriusXM channel 124.

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See “Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins” and meet Kathleen Turner, Sept. 13

August 22, 2012 | By Julie Schoo |

Join the National Press Club Journalism Institute at Arena Stage for an evening of theater and a private conversation after the performance with Academy Award nominee Kathleen Turner. Light refreshments will be served.

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Veteran reporters to broadcast from Truman Lounge Friday, Aug. 24

August 22, 2012 | By Ken Mellgren |

Join veteran reporter Julie Mason for a very casual conversation over drinks in the Truman Lounge Friday, Aug. 24,7-9 p.m. "Politics Straight Up" is a discussion by great reporters over a couple of drinks, the kind of conversation only available at the National Press Club and on POTUS - Politics of the United States for the People of the United States - on SiriusXM channel 124. For two hours, uninterrupted by commercials, Julie and a rotating list of some of the best political journalists in the business talk the 2012 election on the eve of the political conventions.

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Maraniss to toast Woodward

August 22, 2012 | By Sylvia Smith |

David Maraniss, The Washington Post associate editor, will toast his Post colleague, Bob Woodward, at the Fourth Estate Award dinner Friday, Sept. 21.

Maraniss, like Woodward, is a Pulitzer Prize winner. Other Post executives who will pay tribute to Woodward are publisher Katharine Weymouth and Donald Graham, CEO and chairman of the Washington Post Co.

Through Sept. 14, club members may buy two tickets for $125 apiece. Other tickets are $200 apiece.

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