National Press Club

Legendary RS bartender Jack Kujawski dead at 72

June 1, 2011 | By Donna Leinwand |

Jack Kujawski, a legend at the Reliable Source Bar where he served up drinks and wisdom for a quarter century, has died at age 72.

A Vietnam veteran, Jack had been ill for several months and was being treated for a condition related to his service. Most recently he had also suffered from a minor stroke, but had returned from the hospital to his apartment.

On Thursday evening May 26 a call came in to the Bar with the news that Jack had passed away.

Jack first came to the Club in 1986.

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GO Campaign, P90X's Tony Horton and Lemelson-MIT launch global search for inventors, June 9

May 31, 2011 | By Melissa Charbonneau |

P90X Trainer Tony Horton will team up with the GO Campaign, a non-profit organization supporting orphans and vulnerable children throughout the developing world, to launch a global search for community innovators and entrepreneurs. Details of the global search will be announced at a Newsmakers press conference at 10 a.m., Thursday, June 9.

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Daring to Draw: An evening with political cartoonists from around the world, June 20

May 31, 2011 | By Anthony Shop |

Political cartoonists have the unique ability to capture complex issues in a picture and a few short words. In many parts of the world, they contribute political commentary that few print or broadcast journalists would dare.

The U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is hosting a group of 20 political cartoonists from North Africa, the Middle East, and South and Central Asia. During their three weeks in the U.S., they will meet with fellow cartoonists around the country and get a taste of American culture.

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Sponsors Donate $48,500 to the Beat the Deadline 5K

May 27, 2011 | By Melissa Charbonneau |

To date 32 sponsors have donated $48,500, one of the largest amounts in years, to NPC’s Beat the Deadline 5K race. Through the Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library, these donations fund research and training for working journalists and scholarships for future journalists who contribute to diversity in their profession and communities.

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NFL Players Association luncheon postponed

May 26, 2011 | By Lori Russo |

This Friday's luncheon with DeMaurice Smith, head of the NFL Players Association, has been postponed to accomodate NFL players who wish to participate in the luncheon but have scheduling conflicts due to the Memorial Day Holiday. As soon as a new date for the luncheon is scheduled, updates will be provided via The Wire and the Press Club website.

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Scowcroft to assess global security threats at NPC Luncheon June 14

May 26, 2011 | By Ken Dalecki |

Brent Scowcroft, former National Security Adviser to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush, will address a National Press Club luncheon on Tuesday, June 14.

Scowcroft, who is president of The Scrowcroft Group, and international consulting firm specializing in threat analysis, will discuss global security issues during the 24th annual Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation Journalism Awards presentation made in conjunction with the National Press Club.

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Reserve now for director's screening of CSI actor Gary Sinise film "Lt. Dan Band"

May 25, 2011 | By Melissa Charbonneau |

A few tickets remain for the June 29 Director’s Screening of the film Lt. Dan Band: For the Common Good, featuring Gary Sinise, the Oscar-nominated actor who stars in the hit CBS series CSI: New York.

The film chronicles Gary and his Lt. Dan Band as they travel around the world performing for the nation’s military. The screening will begin in the ballroom at 6:30 p.m., followed by a Q&A with film director Jonathan Flora and producer Debora Flora. To RSVP, email

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State Department, Lithuanian officials to preview democracy meeting

May 25, 2011 | By Peter Hickman |

The Deputy Foreign Minister of Lithuania Egidijus Meilunas and Senior Advisor to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Tomicah Tillemann will preview a high level democracy meeting to be held next month in Vilnius, Lithuania at a Newsmaker Thursday, March 26 at 3 p.m.

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NFL players discuss lockout, May 27 luncheon

May 23, 2011 | By Lori Russo |

DeMaurice “De” Smith, executive director of the National Football League Players Association, will discuss labor negotiations between the NFL and its players at a National Press Club luncheon on Friday, May 27.

Smith will be joined by NFL players who have been affected by the lockout, which began on March 11.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., with Smith's speech beginning at 1 p.m. and ending at 2 p.m.

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Press Club Rewind features Trumka, Tea Party, Domingo, Club Chef Delbert

May 23, 2011 | By Ryan Howell |

In this week's edition of The National Press Club Rewind:

Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, says the union's primary goal is to defend workers as legislators contemplate budget cuts.

The Tea Party Review urges a vote for strong leaders and greater fiscal restraint.

Former National Security Advisor James L. Jones says Osama bin Laden's death sends a strong message.

Placido Domingo sits down with Marvin Hamlisch to talk about his new Facebook page.

Club Chef Susan Delbert contributes her culinary samplings at Zoofari, the annual fund-raiser for the National Zoo.

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