National Press Club

  • NPC Newsmaker: Closing the Opportunity Gap
    NPC Newsmaker: Closing the Opportunity Gap

    April 25, 2013

    At a National Press Club Newsmakers news conference on April 25, 2013, the authors of a new book and education reform campaign called Closing the Opportunity Gap argued that the current intense emphasis on standardized test scores and other educational outcomes is counter-productive – as demonstrated by the recent cheating…

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  • Press Club Rewind - 4.22.2013
    Press Club Rewind - 4.22.2013

    April 22, 2013

    Press Club Rewind is a weekly review of events at the National Press Club. In this week's edition: Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe defends his plan to eliminate Saturday deliveries; Gabby Giffords' husband Mark Kelly condemns the Senate's failure to pass background checks for gun purchases; two lobbying groups propose immigration…

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  • NPC Luncheon with Patrick Donahoe
    NPC Luncheon with Patrick Donahoe

    April 19, 2013

    U.S. taxpayers may have to pay $58 billion through 2017 to bail out the U.S. Postal Service but the financially troubled agency would much prefer postal-reform legislation that gives it the ability to right its own ship, Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe said at an April 19, 2013 National Press…

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  • NPC Luncheon with Gil Kerlikowske
    NPC Luncheon with Gil Kerlikowske

    April 17, 2013

    Gil Kerlikowske, director of National Drug Control Policy and President Obama's top advisor on drug policy, addressed drug policy reform and the Obama administration's response to substance use at a National Press Club luncheon on April 17, 2013.

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  • Press Club Rewind - 4.15.2013
    Press Club Rewind - 4.15.2013

    April 15, 2013

    Press Club Rewind is a weekly review of events at the National Press Club. In this week's edition: The CEO of the Mayo Clinic urges health care providers to seek cost efficient treatments; Ken Burns discusses his new film, "The Central Park Five;" Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) pushes for readiness…

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  • NPC Luncheon with Ólafur Grímsson
    NPC Luncheon with Ólafur Grímsson

    April 15, 2013

    Icelandic President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson announced at a National Press Club Luncheon April 15, 2013 the creation of an international assembly named "Arctic Circle" to alert the world to glacial melting and other climate threats and what can be done about them.

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  • NPC Luncheon with Ken Burns
    NPC Luncheon with Ken Burns

    April 12, 2013

    Award-winning documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, whose films include The Civil War and Jazz, discussed his film, The Central Park Five, at a National Press Club luncheon on April 12, 2013. The movie tells the story of five Harlem teenagers wrongly convicted of raping a white woman in New York City's…

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  • NPC Luncheon with John H. Noseworthy, M.D.
    NPC Luncheon with John H. Noseworthy, M.D.

    April 9, 2013

    Dr. John H. Noseworthy, president and chief executive officer of the Mayo Clinic, called for scrapping the current federal reimbursement system for Medicare and Medicaid patients and replacing it with one that rewards health care providers who use the most effective and cost-efficent treatments at a April 9, 2013 National…

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  • Press Club Rewind - 4.8.2013
    Press Club Rewind - 4.8.2013

    April 8, 2013

    Press Club Rewind is a weekly review of events at the National Press Club. In this week's edition: The National Rifle Association introduces its "School Shield" program; Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) offers his views on gun control at an NPC Newsmaker event; senior Washington Post editors examine the digital future…

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  • Press Club Rewind - 4.1.2013
    Press Club Rewind - 4.1.2013

    April 1, 2013

    Press Club Rewind is a weekly review of events at the National Press Club. In this week's edition: BET Founder Robert L. Johnson looks for ways to help unemployed African Americans and other minorities; Akbar Ahmed questions the United States' use of drones in the Mideast to fight terrorism; the…

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