National Press Club

Puerto Rico governor to speak at Luncheon on Wednesday

December 13, 2015 | By Kasia Klimasinska | k.klimasinska@gmail.com

Alejandro Garcia Padilla, the governor of Puerto Rico, will speak at a Club Luncheon on Wednesday, Dec. 16. The island, a U.S. territory, is struggling under $70 billion of debt and suffering from ashrinking economy that has seen an increased number of Puerto Ricans to leave the island.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., with remarks beginning at 1 p.m., followed by questions and answers ending at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $23 for Club members and one guest, and $37 for non-members. Tickets may be purchased online by going to the following link:

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Mexican minister to talk about bilateral relations with U.S. at Newsmaker

December 13, 2015 | By Herb Perone | herb@peronecomm.com

Claudia Ruiz Massieu, Mexico’s Minister of Foreign Affairs in August, will speak at a Newsmakers news conference at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Zenger Room. Ruiz Massieu will talk about relations with the U.S.

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Madeleine Albright's 'Prague Winter' is subject of Saturday's Books & Brunch discussion

December 13, 2015 | By Jack Williams | weatherjack@mac.com

The National Press Club’s Books & Brunch group will meet at noon Saturday, Dec. 19 at the Fourth Estate restaurant to discuss “Prague Winter” by Madeleine Albright.

All members and their guests are welcome. Brunch is available for purchase.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to B&B chairman Jack Williams at weatherjack@mac.com

Want to read ahead for the next meeting? Books & Brunch will discuss the novel "The Invention of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd at its Jan. 16 meeting.

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Mexico foreign minister to discuss to discuss Mexico-U.S. relations at Newsmaker, Tuesday

December 11, 2015 | By Herb Perone | herb@peronecomm.com

Claudia Ruiz Massieu, appointed Mexico’s Minister of Foreign Affairs in August, will speak at a National Press Club Newsmakers news conferenc, hosted by Club President John Hughes on Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 3 p.m. in the Zenger Room.

Secretary Ruiz Massieu will report on bilateral relations between Mexico and the U.S. and will take questions from the media.

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Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla to speak at luncheon, Dec. 16

December 10, 2015 | By Kasia Klimasinska | k.klimasinska@gmail.com

Alejandro Garcia Padilla, the governor of Puerto Rico, will speak at a National Press Club luncheon on Wednesday, Dec. 16.

The island, a U.S. territory, is struggling under $70 billion of debt and suffering from shrinking economy that forces an increased number of Puerto Ricans to leave the island and seek better prospects on U.S. mainland.

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A two-fer at the Reliable Source: Holiday Buffet plus Jazz Night, Dec. 17

December 8, 2015 | By Mesfin Mekonen | mmekonen@press.org

The National Press Club's annual Holiday Buffet at the Reliable Source restaurant is always a special event. And so are the restaurant's periodic Jazz Nights, featuring the popular Greater U Street Jazz Collective.

So it will be a really special event on Thursday, Dec. 17, when the Reliable Source will feature both attractions -- the Holiday Dinner and Jazz Night -- on the very same night.

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Join the crowd in watching GOP candidates tangle at Debate Watch Party, Dec. 15

December 8, 2015 | By Ruth Mohamed | rmohamed@press.org

GOP presidential nomination candidates will have lots to argue about in their next debate, and you can watch them go at it at the National Press Club's Republican Debate Watch Party of Campaign '16 on Tuesday, Dec. 15,in the Conference Rooms. Doors will open at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for non-members of the Club and $10 for members. For tickets, click here.

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

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This Week In National Press Club History: Women's Press Club admits men; Carter announces

December 8, 2015 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein | eksmithb@verizon.net

DEC. 8, 1970: The Women’s National Press Club votes 113 to 6 to admit men and changes its name to the Washington Press Club. Just a few weeks later, on Jan.15, 1971, the National Press Club votes 227 to 56 to admit women to membership.

DEC. 10, 1986: James Baldwin, novelist, essayist, playwright, poet and social critic, addresses a National Press Club luncheon, arguing that white people are trapped in a history they don’t understand, and that Americans are mistaken in our worship of innocence.

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Changing Washington press corps topic of latest Club podcast

December 6, 2015 | By Shannon Fisher | shannon@shannonfisher.com

The changing Washington press corps is the focus of the current edition of Update-1, the podcast of the National Press Club.

Club member Shannon Fisher interviews the Pew Research Center's Associate Research Director Jesse Holcomb about Pew's just-released report detailing the changes. In its key finding, the study shows that niche publications now outnumber both daily newspapers and wire services.

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Hear former Club presidents discuss future of journalism, Dec. 16

December 6, 2015 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

Three former National Press Club presidents, each with a different perspective on the industry, will talk about journalism's future at an event geared toward those entering the field on Wednesday, Dec. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Bloomberg Room.

Immediate Past President Myron Belkind, 2013 President Angela Greiling Keane and 1994 President Gil Klein will share their thoughts on the development of journalism and what opportunities the field will offer in the future.

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