National Press Club

Hemingway-inspired cocktail party with small plates, Nov. 5 at the Fourth Estate

October 31, 2015 | By Susan Delbert |

There are just a few more days to reserve your spot at a special food and drink event Thursday, Nov. 5 at the Fourth Estate restaurant featuring Ernest Hemingway's favorite cocktails, made to his exacting specifications, and small plates to match.

Noted Hemingway scholar and cocktail specialist Philip Greene will guide diners through an evening of Papa Hemingway-inspired cocktails and food with tales of the legendary writer, world traveler, journalist and sportsman's favorite watering holes.

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VA Secretary McDonald to address the state of the VA at Nov. 6 luncheon

October 31, 2015 | By Kevin Wensing |

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert A. McDonald will address the state of the VA and the continuing efforts to improve services to millions of America’s veterans and their families at a National Press Club luncheon on Friday, Nov. 6.

McDonald took office on July 29, 2014 amid controversy over reports that dozens of veterans had died while waiting for care from the VA’s hospital system. Internal investigations at the VA identified 35 veterans who died while waiting for care in the Phoenix VHA system.

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Time change: Former Rep. Patrick Kennedy to discuss mental health as a new civil rights movement, 9:30 a.m. Nov. 5

October 30, 2015 | By Tony Gallo |

Former Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy, the nation’s leading political voice on mental illness, addiction, and other brain diseases, will discuss the progress made and major challenges ahead for care and treatment at a Newsmakers news conference at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 5 in the Fourth Estate restaurant.

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Freelancers at risk: What international correspondents need to know to protect themselves, Nov. 9

October 30, 2015 | By Carmen Russell-Sluchansky |

Sometimes a foreign correspondent must risk his or her life to tell a story that someone doesn’t want to be told. Around the world this year, 45 journalists have died on the job, according to the Committee to Project Journalists.

Freelancer foreign correspondents may be most at risk without the backing of large employers or the ability to afford security.

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Clear your calendar: It's time for the book fair, Nov. 17

October 30, 2015 | By Julie Schoo |

The National Press Club in partnership with Washington’s largest independent bookstore, Politics & Prose, will host its 38th annual Book Fair & Authors’ Night on Tuesday, Nov. 17 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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Watch Chef Susan skewer a Snakehead at the Olney Farmers' Market, Nov. 1

October 27, 2015 | By Susan Delbert |

National Press Club Chef Susan Delbert will butcher a snakehead, the invasive fish that has plagued area waterways, as part of a chef's demonstration at the Olney, Md., Farmers' Market and Artists' Fair on Sunday, Nov. 1.

Delbert will demonstrate how to transform this nuisance fish in a tasty treat of Grilled Teriyaki Snakehead Skewers. Taste for yourself! Samples will be offered.

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Last chance! Tickets nearly sold out for U.S. World Cup Soccer star Abby Wambach, Oct. 28

October 26, 2015 | By Angela Greiling Keane |

U.S. Women's World Cup winner Abby Wambach, the world's all-time leading international goal scorer, will discuss the impact of the 2015 world championship team on women's soccer and address the future of the game and women's sports at a National Press Club luncheon on Oct. 28.

Wambach was a member of the team that defeated Japan 5-2 in a World Cup final watched by 25 million people in the United States, the largest TV audience ever for a soccer match.

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Podcast explores the popularity of fair trade products

October 26, 2015 | By Shannon Fisher |

In this episode of the National Press Club's podcast Update-1, NPC member Shannon Fisher explores fair trade, a manufacturing and distribution process that closely monitors imported products and ingredients from farms to store shelves, with an emphasis on global human rights.

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Watch the debate with your pals (and themed drinks) at the NPC, Oct. 28

October 26, 2015 | By Ruth Mohamed |

The National Press Club will host its 4th Debate Watch Party of the 2016 campaign at 7 p.m. Oct. 28 in the conference rooms. Tickets will be $10 for Club members and $15 for non-members.

You can make an evening of it by making a dinner reservation at the Reliable Source or Fourth Estate restaurants before the event begins.

Both locations will be serving drink specials for $6 each:

The Rand – Bourbon and branch water
The Rubio – Cuba Libre
The Cruz – Canadian Club
The Huckabee – Diet Coke

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Panel of experts in field discuss right to photograph in air and on ground

October 23, 2015 | By Noel St. John |

Legal experts, law enforcement and photographers agree: the law has not kept pace with changing photographic technology.

Seven industry professionals convened in the National Press Club's Zenger Room on Oct. 20 for a lively discussion of the rights and boundaries of photography on the ground and in the air at a special event sponsored by the Photography Committee. Mickey Osterreicher, general counsel for the National Press Photographers Association, moderated the panel.

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