National Press Club

W.Va attorney general joined by clear air and utilities experts to update on legal challenge to Obama's Clean Power Plan, May 23

May 21, 2016 | By Jamie Horwitz |

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey will discuss the rapidly evolving legal challenge to the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan at a Newsmaker news conference on Mon., May 23, at 3 p.m., in the Club’s Bloomberg Room.

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Did you Scout? Head table seats available for NPC Luncheon with Girl Scouts CEO

May 19, 2016 | By Debra Silimeo |

Did you proudly wear the green? NPC members who were Girl Scouts or Troop Leaders can enjoy hearing from the CEO of the Girl Scouts, Anna Maria Chavez, at a National Press Club Luncheon on Monday, June 13.

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Campaign Boot Camp: Covering conventions, May 31

May 18, 2016 | By Herb Jackson |

With the Republicans meeting in Cleveland and the Democrats in Philadelphia next month, the National Press Club’s Journalism Institute will focus on covering national party conventions at the next in its series of Campaign Boot Camp programs.

Get tips from veteran journalists about how to find stories inside and outside the convention hall, and find out from the House Press Gallery staff about logistics surrounding credentials.

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Lawmakers to discuss proposal to overhaul campaign finance laws at Monday Newsmaker

May 12, 2016 | By Jamie Horwitz |

U.S. Reps. David Jolly (R-Fla.) and Rick Nolan (D-Minn.) will discuss what they said were the long hours they needed to spend making fundraising phone calls and their proposals to change the practice at a Newsmaker at 10 a.m. Monday, May 16 in the Bloomberg Room.

Jolly, who is seeking the Republican nomination for Senate to succeed Marco Rubio, introduced legislation in February to ban members of Congress from personally asking for money.

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Friday Newsmaker looks at voting rights

May 12, 2016 | By Jamie Horwitz |

A Newsmaker news conference at 10 am Friday will look at the changes to voting across the country and problems that voters could face at the polls in November.

Speakers in the club’s Zenger Room include: Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law; Wade Henderson, president and chief executive of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights; Mark Dimondstein, president of the American Postal Workers Union; and Cory McCray, member of the Maryland House of Delegates.

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University of Missouri System President Middleton to speak at Speakers Breakfast

May 10, 2016 | By Angela Greiling Keane |

Michael Midddleton, the University of Missouri System interim president, will speak at a National Press Club Speakers breakfast on Tuesday, June 21.

Middleton was appointed to head the University of Missouri last year following racial tension and protests on its flagship campus. He will speak about moving the university forward amid a national conversation about diversity, equity and inclusion that was sparked by the protests.

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Panel to discuss reporting behind Panama Papers on Thursday

May 10, 2016 | By Julie Schoo |

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

Club President Tommy Burr will moderate a panel that includes Marina Walker Guevara, deputy director of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists; Will Fitzgibbon, ICIJ reporter; and Kevin Hall, McClatchy's chief economics correspondent.

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

May 10, 2016 | By Gil Klein |

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 |

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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