National Press Club

North Coast micro brews with dinner at NPC's Fourth Estate, Sept. 12

September 4, 2013 | By Susan Delbert |

National Press Club members and their friends are invited to experience the California micro-brewery explosion on Thursday, Sept. 12, in the Fourth Estate.

Try craft beers produced by North Coast Brewing Company paired with a five course dinner. North Coast was founded in 1988, making it one of the oldest micro-breweries in the country.

To purchase tickets, click here.

Six beers will be poured:

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Mexican ambassador to U.S. to speak on immigration, other issues Sept. 13

September 4, 2013 | By Herb Perone |

Eduardo Medina Mora, Mexico’s ambassador to the U.S., will discuss immigration, security, Mexico’s economy and his country’s role in the world at a Newsmaker news conference on Friday, Sept. 13 at 2 p.m. in the Murrow Room.

For more information, contact: Peter Hickman at

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Okla. Gov. Mary Fallin to discuss National Governors Association initiative on education and training at Sept. 17 luncheon

September 4, 2013 | By Matt Mlynarczyk |

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, newly-appointed chairwoman of the National Governors Association, will lay out her 2013-14 Chair’s Initiative, “America Works: Education and Training for Tomorrow’s Jobs,” at a National Press Club Luncheon on Tuesday, Sept. 17.

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Investment powerhouse Schwab CEO to assess retirement in the U.S. at Nov. 11 luncheon

September 4, 2013 | By Donna Leinwand Leger |

Walter W. Bettinger, CEO of The Charles Schwab Corporation, one of the world’s largest investment companies, will tackle issues facing future retirees at a National Press Club luncheon on Nov. 11.

Bettinger, 52, presides over more than $2 trillion in client assets and 1.6 million retirement plan participants. As CEO since October 2008, Bettinger leads a workforce of 14,000 full-time employees in 300 offices in United States, London and Hong Kong, and sets strategies that guide the investment and savings of millions of people worldwide.

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Pols vs. Press in the Spelling Bee of the century, Sept. 18

September 4, 2013 | By Gil Klein |

Nine members of Congress will contend with a like number of journalists for the title of “Best Speller in the United States” on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 8 p.m. in a fund-raiser for the Club’s Journalism Institute.

Joining in the event will be the Club’s favorite political satirist Mark Russell.

One hundred years ago, the Club held a similar bee that attracted more than 1,000 people, including President Woodrow Wilson. A Ohio House member won. Now the journalists are spoiling for a rematch.

Reserve your tickets here.

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Ready, Set, Mark your Calendars for the countdown to BEAT THE DEADLINE 5K on Sept. 7

September 3, 2013 | By Melinda T. Cooke |

Set your stopwatches! The countdown to the National Press Club's annual "Beat the Deadline" 5K is underway with a week packed full of events.

There is still time to register.For more information and to register, click here or contact us at

Here is the schedule for the week:

Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 5 p.m.: Online Registration closes

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Tony Horton P90X boot camp style work-out set for Sept. 5

September 3, 2013 | By Melinda Cooke |

Tony Horton, celebrity trainer known for creating the P90X® Extreme Home Fitness System, will once again lead an Washington, D.C. audience in a workout session at the National Press Club on Thursday, Sept. 5.

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Pulitzer Prize winners to discuss new book on counterterrorism at NPC book rap

September 3, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman |

Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman, winners of the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting, will discuss and sign copies of their new book "Enemies Within: Inside the NYPD's Secret Spying Unit and bin Laden's Final Plot Against America," at a National Press Club book event on Sept. 10 at 6:30 p.m.

For Americans who wonder, "How safe are we?" Associated Press reporters Apuzzo and Goldman pull back the curtain to reveal the strengths and weaknesses of our counter-terrorism measures.

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Members' photo exhibit opens with reception, Sept. 3

September 3, 2013 | By Darlene Shields |

A reception honoring members whose photos are displayed in the 14th Annual National Press Club Members' Photo Exhibit will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 3, in the Club's Holeman Lounge instead of the Library Classroom as previously announced.

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Award-winning photojournalist to discuss challenges in Myanmar Sept.11

September 1, 2013 | By Darlene Shields

Award-winning photojournalist Thomas Cheatham will discuss "Myanmar Today and the Challenges Ahead," at a special event presented by the Club's International Correspondents and Photography Committees on Wednesday, Sept. 11, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., in the Holeman Lounge. The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) is sponsoring Cheatham's presentation and slideshow.

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