National Press Club

Lawmakers plan to outline arguments against DOJ voucher lawsuit at NPC Newsmaker

September 17, 2013 | By Patti Giglio | patti@psgcom.net

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R), former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) and Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., plan to discuss the U.S. Department of Justice’s lawsuit to block Louisiana's statewide school-voucher program at a National Press Club Newsmaker press conference on Wednesday, Sept. 18th at 11:30 a.m.

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EPA Administrator McCarthy plans climate discussion at NPC breakfast, Sept. 20, 9 a.m.

September 16, 2013 | By Alison Fitzgerald | alifitzgerald@me.com

Gina McCarthy, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, plans to discuss priorities in dealing with climate change at a National Press Club breakfast at 9 a.m. on Sept. 20.

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36th Annual National Press Club Book Fair seeks authors, applications due Sept. 27

September 13, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

Applications are currently being accepted for authors to participate in the 36th Annual Book Fair and Authors’ Night in November.

The application deadline is Sept. 27. Materials received after this date will not be reviewed. To submit an application and for information click here.

The book fair, in partnership with Politics and Prose, will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 19 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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New Orleans, Philadelphia mayors prepare to speak at Press Club Luncheon Sept. 26

September 10, 2013 | By Melinda Cooke | mcooke@press.org

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter plan to address the National Press Club at a luncheon on Sept. 26. The big city leaders are scheduled to discuss their campaign to cut the nation’s murder rates, reduce gun violence and to address other issues affecting the urban community.

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NPC Newsmaker plans focus on new campaign finance case before Supreme Court

September 10, 2013 | By Jonathan D. Salant | jsalant@bloomberg.net

With the U.S. Supreme Court about to hear argument on another case that could allow donors to give millions of dollars more than they now can contribute to federal campaigns, two experts on campaign-finance law plan to discuss the case of McCutcheon v. FEC and its impact on campaign-finance regulations at a National Press Club Newsmaker on Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 10 a.m. in the NPC's First Amendment Lounge.

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Kalb plans book discussion on war decision making as Congress debates Syria

September 9, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

As President Barack Obama seeks congressional authorization to launch missiles into Syria, journalist Marvin Kalb has written a timely new book, The Road to War: Presidential Commitments Honored and Betrayed.

Kalb and Sam Litzinger will discuss the book at the National Press Club on Monday, Sept. 16 at 6:30 p.m.

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This Week in NPC History: National Press Club hosts Middle East leaders

September 9, 2013 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein | eksmithb@verizon.net

Sept. 13, 1993: Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat discusses the recent Israel-Palestine accord, in one of the fastest ticket sellouts in the history of the National Press Club.

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Rapidly-growing disease threats to America and the global community take center stage at Sept. 10 NPC Luncheon featuring CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden

September 5, 2013 | By Doris Margolis | dorismargolis@editorialassociates.com

Tom Frieden, M.D., director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will update his audience about major health issues and challenges at National Press Club luncheon on Tuesday, Sept. 10.

In a talk entitled, “The Cough Heard ‘Round the World: CDC and Health Security,” Dr. Frieden will discuss new and deadly pathogens that can “hitch-hike rides and crisscross the globe in a day,” creating a growing global threat.

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Prestigious judge and spelling sticklers sign on for Press Club Spelling Bee

September 5, 2013 | By Katy Steinmetz | Katy_Steinmetz@timemagazine.com

Two savvy wordsmiths will judge the National Press Club’s Centennial Spelling Bee on Sept. 18.

Judge Paige Kimble runs The Scripps National Spelling Bee, America's most famous spell-off. Judge Heidi Hamilton chairs the linguistics department at Georgetown University. Both women are ready to determine the fates of the 18 lawmakers and journalists who will go head to head on Sept. 18.

Merriam-Webster will provide the words for the bee, and the judges will determine whether each word has been spelled correctly as contestants cycle past the microphone.

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Cuban historian to offer look into Old Havana at Club event, Sept. 12

September 5, 2013 | By Allyson Cannon | acannon@press.org

Havana City Historian Eusebio Leal Spengler, director of the Old Havana Cuban Restoration Program, will describe the preservation, restoration and transformation of Cuba's capital city at 6 p.m. Sept. 12 at the National Press Club.

Reserve your seat by clicking here.

This event is free to members and the general public.

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