National Press Club

  • Opinion Poll on Public and Private Schools
    Opinion Poll on Public and Private Schools

    July 23, 1991

    Mr. Russonello and Mr. Sanders briefed reporters on the results of a public opinion poll on public and private schools. The results of the poll indicated Americans generally believe their public schools are doing a good job in instructing their children. The poll showed, however, the majority of Americans feel…

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  • Race Relations in America
    Race Relations in America

    July 16, 1991

    Sen. Bradley, considered by many to be a potential Democratic presidential candidate in 1992, discussed the state of race relations in America. He reflected on his days as a professional basketball player playing with and against blacks, and stressed the necessity for all races to realize their dependence on each…

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  • Strategy for Health Care Reform
    Strategy for Health Care Reform

    July 2, 1991

    The American Hospital Association held a news conference in the National Press Club to discuss alternative proposals for reducing the high cost of health care on patients and businesses. The strategy determined by the American Hospital Association, the goal of which was to provide access to health care to all…

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  • Supreme Court Term Review
    Supreme Court Term Review

    July 1, 1991

    The Washington Legal Foundation sponsored a forum at the National Press Club to evaluate the decisions of the Supreme Court during its recently completed term. Issues involved in the decisions of the Supreme Court included allowing regulations to stand which prohibited doctors in federally funded clinics from mentioning abortion as…

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  • Improvements in the National Postal Service
    Improvements in the National Postal Service

    June 27, 1991

    Postmaster General Frank, head of the government agency not responsible for the 29 cent stamp, spoke on the changes occurring in the U.S. Postal Service to the National Press Club. Postmaster General Frank discussed the past twenty years of the U.S. Postal Service following the Postal Reorganizational Act of 1970…

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  • U.S.-Chinese Trade Relations
    U.S.-Chinese Trade Relations

    June 27, 1991

    Ambassador Qizhen spoke at a National Press Club breakfast meeting to discuss the extension of most favored nation trade status by the U.S. to China. The extension of most favored nation trade status to China would normalize trade relations between the U.S. and China, and is supported by the Bush…

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  • Politics in the South African Region
    Politics in the South African Region

    June 26, 1991

    Mr. Bizimungo discussed the current political situation in his country and around his region. In October 1990, Rwanda was invaded by armed bands entering the country from Uganda. Dr. Bizimungo spoke about the results of the conflict and his country's prospects for the future. Dr. Bizimungo, a former medical doctor,…

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  • Leadership in the 1990s
    Leadership in the 1990s

    June 25, 1991

    Representative Schroeder, chair of the Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Aging, explained the current "Leadership debt" in Washington, D.C. She began by describing the changes in Washington since the arrival of President Richard Nixon in the 1970s. She blamed much of the lack of leadership and accountability on the…

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  • President of the Russian Republic
    President of the Russian Republic

    June 20, 1991

    On a four day visit to Washington and New York, Boris Yeltsin, recently-elected leader of the Russian Republic, visited with President Bush in the White House and with members of Congress on Capitol Hill. In his remarks, President Yeltsin said the U.S. should not place all its faith in Mikhail…

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  • Recent Supreme Court Abortion Decisions
    Recent Supreme Court Abortion Decisions

    June 19, 1991

    Ms. Wattleton, president of the family planning organization Planned Parenthood, spoke before the National Press Club on recent Supreme Court decisions concerning abortion rights, including the recent decision allowing laws to stand that prohibit doctors in clinics receiving Federal funds under Title X regulations from mentioning abortion as an alternative…

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