National Press Club

  • Jeff Ballou Inaugural Speech
    Jeff Ballou Inaugural Speech

    January 14, 2017

    Jeff Ballou, the 110th National Press Club president, pledged in his Jan. 14, 2017 inaugural address to bring his hometown “Pittsburgh values” and their “winning tradition” to Washington, focusing on strengthening the Club for the future, enhancing the membership experience, and going the extra mile when the craft of journalism…

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  • NPC Newsmaker: Sec. Ernest Moniz
    NPC Newsmaker: Sec. Ernest Moniz

    January 11, 2017

    Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz spoke at a National Press Club newsmaker and took questions on January 11, 2016.

    In one of his final public speaking appearances in Washington, Moniz discussed how an increased focus on science and research and development has informed better policymaking and technology solutions, and how to protect…

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  • NPC Luncheon with HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell
    NPC Luncheon with HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell

    January 9, 2017

    Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell discussed consequences of potential Affordable Care Act repeal at a National Press Club luncheon on January 9, 2017.

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  • The Kalb Report - Democracy in Action: The 2016 Presidential Debates
    The Kalb Report - Democracy in Action: The 2016 Presidential Debates

    December 5, 2016

    The Commission on Presidential Debates once again brought the candidates together in 2016 to face tough questions on critical issues while providing a level of substance, dignity and decorum to the presidential campaign.

    Did it work?

    On this edition of The Kalb Report, debate moderators Martha Raddatz and Chris Wallace, as well…

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  • NPC Luncheon with James Murren
    NPC Luncheon with James Murren

    December 2, 2016

    James Murren, the chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International, spoke at a National Press Club luncheon on Dec. 2, 2016.

    Murren talked about MGM National Harbor, a $1.4 billion integrated resort and casino, then scheduled to open on Dec. 8, and offered his perspectives on the business of travel and…

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  • NPC Luncheon with Paul Wiedefeld
    NPC Luncheon with Paul Wiedefeld

    November 30, 2016

    Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) General Manager Paul Wiedefeld reflected on the state of Metro at a National Press Club luncheon on November 30, 2016.

    Wiedefeld is entering a challenging time as he fights of bankruptcy while addressing safety and service issues with sometimes hostile jurisdictional masters and a beleaguered…

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  • NPC Luncheon with Gina McCarthy
    NPC Luncheon with Gina McCarthy

    November 21, 2016

    EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy spoke at a National Press Club luncheon on November 21, 2016.

    Her speech focused on the environmental and public health legacy of the Obama Administration, with an emphasis on efforts to combat the global effects of climate change.

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  • NPC Forum: Merriman Smith and UPI's Glory Days
    NPC Forum: Merriman Smith and UPI's Glory Days

    November 17, 2016

    In the 1960s UPI and AP fought head to head for every second of every story. No one epitomized that competition more than Merriman Smith, who served as UPI’s White House correspondent from the Franklin Roosevelt administration through Richard Nixon. He won a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of John…

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  • NPC Newsmaker: Peter Thiel
    NPC Newsmaker: Peter Thiel

    October 31, 2016

    Billionaire venture capitalist and entrepreneur Peter Thiel rocked Silicon Valley with his support for Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump. Thiel discussed that political endorsement and the 2016 election at a National Press Club speakers Newsmaker event on October 31, 2016.

    Thiel, who co-founded PayPal and Palantir Technologies Inc., endorsed Trump…

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  • NPC Luncheon with Sec. John B. King
    NPC Luncheon with Sec. John B. King

    October 19, 2016

    Education Secretary John B. King appeared at an Oct. 19, 2016 National Press Club luncheon to discuss civic engagement as a cornerstone of democracy and the role of schools in preparing students to be active citizens.

    Before becoming secretary, Dr. King served as the Department's principal senior advisor, overseeing all preschool-through-12th-grade…

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