National Press Club

Air Force Secretary to address the future of American air power at 9/26 luncheon

September 20, 2018 | By Lori Russo |

Heather Wilson, the 24th Secretary of the U.S. Air Force, will deliver an address on “The Future of American Air Power in the 21st Century” at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 26.

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Al Jazeera Director General to speak at NPC Luncheon, Oct. 2

September 20, 2018 | By Lori Russo |

Dr. Mostefa Souag, director general of Al Jazeera, will appear at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 2, to discuss what the future looks like for the Al Jazeera Media Network.

Lunch will be served in the Holeman Lounge at 12:30 p.m., with remarks beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m.

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Whitman & Bharara to release recommendations for cleaning up Washington, Oct. 2

September 20, 2018 | By Tamara Hinton |

Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara and former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman will, at a National Press Club Newsmaker event on Tuesday, Oct. 2, announce recommendations to strengthen government ethics and safeguard against improper interference in the work of law enforcement.

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House Speaker Paul Ryan to speak at Newsmaker event, Sept. 27

September 20, 2018 | By Lori Russo |

On Thursday, Sept. 27, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) will deliver remarks and take questions at a National Press Club Newsmaker event.

The event, to be held at the Club, will begin at 10:45 a.m.

NOTE: This event is open press and Club members. All media who wish to attend must RSVP online in advance. Media who RSVP will receive additional logistical information closer to the event. Register online.

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President of immigration judges association to address pressures on the courts, Sept. 21

September 19, 2018 | By Jamie Horwitz |

Ashley Tabaddor, a federal immigration judge in Los Angeles, who serves as the President of the National Association of Immigration Judges (NAIJ), will discuss pressures on judges and the federal immigration court system at a National Press Club Headliners news conference at 1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 21, in the Bloomberg Room.

This Headliners news conference is open to credentialed media and members of the Club free of charge, however registration is required.

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Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) added to NPC Spelling Bee on 9/27, TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

September 19, 2018 | By Laura Coker |

Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) has been added to NPC Spelling Bee to be held on Thursday, Sept. 27. He will participate along with previously confirmed contestants Reps. Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.), Ted Deutch (D-Fla.), Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.), and Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) on the politicians’ team.

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Immigrants and their impact on the U.S. economy the focus of Update-1

September 18, 2018 | By Adam Konowe |

In the latest episode of Update-1, National Press Club Broadcast/Podcast Committee member Irv Chapman discusses the issue of immigration with Andrew Selee, president of the Migration Policy Institute.

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Kalb Report: “Truth Be Told: Journalism in the Age of Trump” Oct. 1

September 18, 2018 | By Gil Klein |

Legendary journalist Ted Koppel, and media correspondents Brian Stelter of CNN, David Folkenflik of NPR/WBUR and Emily Rooney of WGBH Television in Boston join moderator Marvin Kalb for a conversation on the roles and responsibilities of the press in covering a White House that consistently attempts to undermine its legitimacy.

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Brian Karem shares personal experience, professional advice in Young Members’ “Piano Talk”

September 16, 2018 | By Kristina Groennings |

Brian Karem doesn’t care if anyone in the administration likes him. He’s not afraid to shout a snarky remark at the president, if that’s what it takes to keep him from walking away from an important question. And he will never invite a source to a barbeque.

The award-winning journalist shared personal anecdotes and professional advice in a candid, occasionally irreverent and frequently profound question and answer session with Young Members at the National Press Club on Sept. 11.

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NPC in History: Now that’s entertainment

September 15, 2018 | By Gil Klein |

The National Press Club has attracted big name entertainers to perform at social events throughout its history. Buffalo Bill Cody attended the inaugural party in May, 1908. Nat King Cole, Carol Channing, the incomparable Louis Armstrong. Humorist –- and newspaper columnist -- Will Rogers was so pleased with the reception he got that he joined the Club. In the 1950s, actor Gordon MacRae rode a horse -– yes, a live horse -– into what is now the Holeman Lounge.

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