National Press Club

NY Times columnist Tom Friedman is guest on next Kalb Report Feb. 10

January 30, 2014 | By Gilbert Klein | gilbert.klein@me.com

New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman will join host Marvin Kalb Monday, Feb. 10, to talk about the intersection of national security and personal freedom. With the fallout from Edward Snowden’s massive leaks about NSA surveillance reverberating around the world, the appearance of the three-time Pulitzer Prize winner comes at a critical moment.

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Energy Secretary Moniz slated as Club Luncheon speaker Feb. 19

January 30, 2014 | By Rod Kuckro | rkuckro@eenews.net

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 Wednesday, Feb. 19.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., with remarks beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $22 for Club members (NPC members may purchase two tickets at this rate) and $36 for non-member tickets.

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Parents, grandparents: Special event for your best young readers featuring Irish author, Feb. 22

January 29, 2014 | By Donna Leinwand Leger | dleinwand@usatoday.com

Irish author and engaging storyteller Lara O’Brien will read from her children’s book, “Chesca and the Spirit of Grace,” at a book event at the National Press Club geared to children ages 6 to 12 on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 11 a.m.

O’Brien will answer questions, tell tales of Ireland’s most famous Pirate Queen Grace O’Malley, and sign books following the reading.

This is a ticketed event and registration is required. Tickets are $5 for NPC members; $10 public. Children are admitted free with an adult.

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What's next in Obamacare? Panel to debate at Newsmaker Feb. 3

January 29, 2014 | By Herb Perone | herb@peronecomm.com

An expert panel of regulators, industry voices and advocates will debate what is still to come under national health reform — and what should happen next -- at a National Press Club Newsmakers news conference Monday, Feb. 3, at 10 a.m. in the Zenger Room.

While the Affordable Care Act exchanges, online marketplaces for health insurance, are mostly up and running, issues from Medicaid expansion to the Health Insurance Tax and beyond will be in focus in Congress, in the states and on the campaign trail in 2014 and 2016. Panelists examining these issues will be:

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This Week in National Press Club History: Bill Clinton becomes a member

January 28, 2014 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein | eksmithb@verizon.net

JAN. 26, 1996: President Bill Clinton receives his Club membership card from NPC President Sonja Hillgren after speaking to the National Association of Hispanic Publishers. Showing his interest in the growing Hispanic electorate, he welcomes special guest Transportation Secretary Federico Pena.

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Energy Secretary Moniz to address Club Luncheon Feb. 19

January 28, 2014 | By Rod Kuckro | rkuckro@eenews.net

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 Wednesday, Feb. 19.

The Luncheon will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m. Remarks will begin at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $22 for Club members and up to one guest, and $36 for non-members.

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Learn on-camera, online skills from Andrea McCarren at advanced media training class Feb. 8

January 28, 2014 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

NPC member Andrea McCarren, a veteran multimedia journalist and 15-time Emmy Award-winner, will offer an advanced media training class in the NPC Broadcast Center on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 9 a.m. - noon. The hands-on workshop is for anyone who wants to improve his or her presentation skills on-camera or online.

Through practice interviews, you’ll learn:

- How to craft and deliver meaningful soundbites

- How to be more comfortable and confident on camera

- What to wear and what not to wear

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Brrr! Maine-like weather means Maine lobster at Fourth Estate Jan. 29

January 27, 2014 | By Susan Delbert | sdelbert@press.org

The latest Arctic blast to hit the Nation's Capital is sending temperatures this week to levels normally seen in Maine in late January. So what better time to sink your teeth into a succulent Maine lobster?

You can do just that at the Fourth Estate restaurant's January Lobster Night Wednesday (Jan. 29) from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

To assure a lobster, the restaurant asks that you make reservations no later than tomorrow (Jan. 28). The cost for members is $25, for non-members $30.

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Former NPR Moscow correspondent to discuss his book, "Russians," Feb. 18

January 26, 2014 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

With the 2014 Winter Olympic Games underway in Sochi, it’s the perfect time to hear former NPR Moscow correspondent Gregory Feifer discuss his new book “Russians: The People Behind the Power.”

Feifer will appear at a Book Event at the Club Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 6:30 p.m. in the Conference Rooms. A book signing will follow his remarks.

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Harkin to unveil retirement, pension legislation at Jan. 30 Newsmaker

January 26, 2014 | By Herb Perone | herb@peronecomm.com

Sen. Tom Harkin, chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, will unveil legislation to address America's retirement crisis and to rebuild the country's private pension system at at a Newsmaker news conference on Thursday, Jan 30, at 10 a.m. in the Club's Zenger Room.

Speaking with Sen. Harkin will be Denise Bowyer, vice President of the American Income Life Insurance Company, and Mary Kay Henry, president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

Live audio of the news conference will be available on the NPC web site at Press.org/Harkin.

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