National Press Club

David McCullough will sign books after Thursday’s morning’s Kalb Report

May 10, 2016 | By Gil Klein | gilbert.klein@yahoo.com

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough, the guest on Thursday's Kalb Report, will sign books after his appearance.

While no more tickets are available for the program, Club members can watch it on a screen and then bring books for McCullough to sign. Members should arrive by 10:30 a.m. Seating for that also is limited and people will be admitted on a first-come-first-served basis.

The broadcast begins at 11 a.m. and McCullough will be available after the taping is completed at around 12:15 p.m. to sign copies of his books, 1776 and The Wright Brothers.

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Toastmasters meets Monday

May 9, 2016

Would you like to be a better story teller? How about being a better persuader? Come to Toastmasters International and see how others are developing these in demand skills. Sit back and listen, or join in the fray.

The Club offers a particularly comfortable and friendly environment to practice with the added pleasure of meeting great people.

Come and be our guest. We'll meet tonight, Monday, from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Games Room.

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Try your luck at the Casino Royale in the Holeman Lounge May 13

May 9, 2016 | By Jackie Kasuya | jmkasuya@gmail.com

Join us on Friday, May 13, as we transform the Holeman Lounge into a casino lounge for a night of fun and friendly gambling. This black tie-optional event will feature music, casino games, themed-cocktails (shaken not stirred) and $200 in "casino cash" per person, for which you can use to win prizes. The party starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $5 for members and $10 for non-members, which can be exchanged for a free drink. Purchase here.The event is hosted by the Events Committee.

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Cardinal Theodore McCarrick at Tuesday Newsmaker

May 9, 2016 | By Jamie Horwitz | jhdcpr@starpower.net

Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, former archbishop of Washington, and Azizah al-HIbri, emeritus professor of law at the University of Richmond, will discuss the Marrakech Declaration to improve the lives of religious minorities in Muslim countries at a Club Newsmaker in the Bloomberg Room at 10 a.m., Tuesday..

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Update-1 podcast explores White House event planning

May 5, 2016 | By Adam Konowe | adam.konowe@tmpgovernment.com

Update-1, the National Press Club’s podcast, features Josh King, author of “Off Script” and former Clinton White House director of production for presidential events.

As interviewed by SiriusXM White House correspondent Jared Rizzi, King takes listeners behind the scenes of the daily events for those who are president and those who wish to become president. King's job was to craft a visual that sells the message. A deeper understanding of how each administration uses that power is crucial for understanding the evolution of the political news cycle.

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Lawmakers to discuss Congress' fundraising culture May 16

May 5, 2016 | By Jamie Horwitz | jhdcpr@starpower.net

Representatives David Jolly, R-Fla, and Rick Nolan, D-Minn, will discuss the long hours members of Congress spend making phone calls to raise political funds and their proposals to place limits on this activity at a Newsmaker on Monday, May 16 at 10 a.m., in the Club’s Bloomberg Room. National Press Club President Thomas Burr will moderate the news conference.

In February, Jolly introduced the Stop Act (H.R. 4443), which would ban Members of Congress from personally asking for money.

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May 13 Newsmaker to look at voting rights and election laws in 2016

May 4, 2016 | By Jamie Horwitz | jhdcpr@starpower.net

A Newsmaker on Friday, May 13, at 10 a.m., will look at the changes to voting across the country and likely problems voters, and especially minority voters, will face this November.

A 2016 election season of unprecedented surprises on the campaign trail will be no less confusing in ballot boxes across the country as states start implementing a dizzying array of voting rule changes.

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Panel to discuss reporting behind Panama Papers May 12

May 4, 2016 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

Journalists involved in reporting on the Panama Papers will discuss their project at a National Press Club Journalism Institute program on May 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The program will be in the Bloomberg Room. RSVP using the link here. Tickets are required; $5 for Club members, $10 for the general public.

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Author schedules May 12 Book Rap to discuss first ladies

April 27, 2016 | By Joseph Luchok | joseph.luchok@verizon.net

Lauren A Wright plans to discuss her new book, On Behalf of the President: Presidential Spouses and White House Communications Strategy Today, at a National Press Club Book Rap at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, in the NPC’s Conference Rooms.

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Law enforcement officers' new approach to handling the mentally ill: April 28 Newsmaker

April 26, 2016 | By Jamie Horwitz | hdcpr@starpower.net

The evolution of policing and the new approach law enforcement officers in Virginia are taking to handle situations involving the mentally ill will be the focus of a National Press Club Newsmaker news conference on Thursday, April 28.

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