National Press Club

Irish Breakfast for Kids of all ages, Saturday, Feb. 22

February 14, 2014 | By Susan Delbert |

The Fourth Estate brunch menu will offer Irish breakfast treats in tribute to the Irish poet and Irish author featured at the National Press Club on Saturday, Feb. 22.

Brunch is available following the book event featuring Irish writer Lara O'Brien, reading from her magical children's book, "Chesca and the Spirit of Grace," in the Conference Rooms at 11 a.m. At noon, Books & Brunch meets to discuss Irish poet Seamus Heaney.

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Information governance: legal profession's hottest topic

February 13, 2014 | By Herb Perone Chair, NPC Newsmakers Committee |

The legal profession's rapidly growing reliance on new forms of software and technology to answer a wide range of substantive legal questions and find responsive documents for litigation -- and whether mathematical algorithms will eliminate armies of young attorneys and raise fairness issues -- will be explored by a panel of e-discovery experts at a Newsmakers news conference on Monday, Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. in the Zenger Room.

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Iconic Vietnam War Pulitzer Photo now on Club’s wall

February 12, 2014 | By Darlene Shields |

A signed copy of Associated Press photographer Nick Ut’s Pulitzer Prize-winning photo of children fleeing a napalm attack in South Vietnam on June 8, 1972 is now posted on the National Press Club’s walls. Ut presented the photo at the Jan. 25 inauguration of Myron Belkind as NPC president. The photo is signed by Ut and Kim Phuc, the young girl in the center of the photo. The photo shows her running naked on a road in Trang Bang after being severely burned by a South Vietnamese Air Force attack.

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February 19 NPC Luncheon with Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz

February 12, 2014 | By Rod Kuckro |

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz is wrestling with the challenges posed by unprecedented domestic supplies of energy and the demands in some quarters to push for more exports.

He will address that issue and others at a National Press Club Luncheon on at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19 in the Ballroom.

Moniz is closely involved in the Obama Administration’s Quadrennial Energy Review and he has called for that effort to include a greater emphasis on infrastructure, including transmission and distribution and fuel diversity.

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day Saturday evening

February 11, 2014 | By Susan Delbert Executive Chef |

Although Valentine’s Day is Friday, Feb. 14, The Fourth Estate will offer a special fixe price menu Saturday, Feb. 15, to celebrate the occasion.

Enjoy your celebration during the weekend. And besides, Friday has sold out. Valentine’s Day is too special to limit the festivities to a 24-hour period.

Dinner is served 5:30-8:30 p.m. and the special $75/couple, $40/single menu includes Rack of Lamb, Beef, Shrimp, Crab-stuffed Flounder and Vegetarian Chile Rellenos.

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Bill Jenkins and the Virginia Mountain Boys 50th Anniversary Show March 28

February 11, 2014 | By Allyson Cannon Recruitment Manager |

Join The National Press Club in welcoming back Bill Jenkins and the Virginia Mountain Boys as they perform a 50th Anniversary Show. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., show time is 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 28 in the Ballroom. Tickets are available by clicking here.

This bluegrass, old-time mountain music group has performed together for more than 40 years at prime venues including the White House, the Press Club.

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Civil liberties dead zone event Thursday evening postponed

February 11, 2014 | By John Donnelly |

The National Press Club Freedom of the Press Committee panel scheduled for Thursday evening to probe the federal government's under-reported practice of examining the electronic devices of reporters and other individuals crossing into the United States, has been postponed because of forecast bad weather. It will be rescheduled.

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How America’s presidential spouses dealt with the media - this Wednesday

February 10, 2014 |

In celebration of The American Women Writers National Museum second year anniversary, distinguished experts Anita McBride, Chief of Staff to Former First Lady Laura Bush and Patricia Krider, Executive Director First Ladies Library, Canton, Ohio, will discuss how America’s Presidential spouses dealt with the media, at noon Wednesday, Feb. 12 in the McClendon Room.

All AWWNM events are free and open to the public. No reservations are necessary. Buffet lunch is available for purchase.

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House Armed Services Committee Chairman McKeon to speak at luncheon Feb. 24

February 10, 2014 | By Pat Host |

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard “Buck” McKeon, R-Calif., will deliver the speech at a National Press Club luncheon on Monday, Feb. 24 that he says President Barack Obama won't give about administration plans for Afghanistan.

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Snow News Is Good News For Golf – 3rd Annual NPCJI Golf Tournament scheduled on April 25

February 10, 2014 | By Julie Schoo |

Don’t be fooled by the snowy forecast! It’s nearly time to dust off your golf clubs, organize your foursome and show your support for the National Press Club Journalism Institute’s third annual golf invitational tournament.

Mark your calendars now. The tournament will take place Friday, April 25 at prestigious The Country Club at Woodmore in nearby Mitchellville, Md., with a shotgun start at 10 a.m..

Sign up before March 1 and get a 10% discount on registration, foursome and sponsorship fees.

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