National Press Club

Economist Dean Baker to discuss merits of devaluing the dollar, Feb. 28

February 23, 2013 | By Joe Sparks |

Economist Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic Policy and Research, will explain arguments for erasing trade deficits by devaluing the dollar at a Newsmaker press conference at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 in the Zenger Room of the National Press Club.

Baker says the trade deficit is the major imbalance in the U.S. economy and that as long as the deficit continues, the U.S. will suffer budget deficits or negative private savings.

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Former ambassador to address embassy security after Benghazi, March 5

February 23, 2013 | By Anthony E. Gallo |

Ambassador Prudence Bushnell, CEO of consulting firm Sage Associates, will address embassy security in the wake of the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi at a Newsmaker press conference at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 5 in the Zenger Room.

The attack that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens shined a harsh spotlight on whether the State Department had taken sufficient steps to keep its diplomats safe and how such threats are assessed.

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Mariska Hargitay, actress, foundation founder, plans luncheon address, March 13

February 22, 2013 | By Danny Selnick |

Mariska Hargitay, Emmy award-winner who stars as Olivia Benson on television's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” plans to speak at a National Press Club luncheon on Wednesday, March 13.

Luncheon will be served at 12:30 p.m., with remarks beginning at 1 p.m. and ending at 2 p.m.

This event is open only to members and their guests. Members may bring a maximum of two guests to this luncheon.

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National Press Club plans women's suffrage centennial celebration, Feb 28 at 6 p.m.

February 22, 2013 | By Megan Cotten |

One hundred years ago, suffragist Alice Paul and about 8,000 marchers from every state in the nation and every country where women had the vote led the historic women’s suffrage procession down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House.

In honor of this anniversary, the National Press Club is hosting a reception Thursday, Feb. 28 at 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Ballroom.

Admission is $15, $10 for NPC members with promotional code. Click here to purchase a ticket.

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Past women NPC presidents prepare to speak on panel

February 22, 2013 | By Megan Cotten |

On March 1 at 6 p.m., in the the Holeman Lounge, the National Press Club plans to celebrate Women's History Month with a panel discussion from past NPC female presidents.

The panel discussion will be moderated by 2012 NPC President Theresa Werner and is expected to include Vivian Vahlberg (1982), Kay Vose (1991), Sylvia Smith (2008) and Donna Leinwand Leger (2009).

The event is free and open to the public. So we can get a headcount, please register for free here.

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Take a lobster to dinner at Fourth Estate Lobster Night, Wednesday, Feb. 27

February 21, 2013 | By Susan Delbert |

Celebrate the end of Washington’s coldest and shortest month with a trip to Maine: The National Press Club's Fourth Estate restaurant is hosting Lobster Night, the last Wednesday of the month, Feb. 27 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. .

Press Club members pay $25; non-members $30 for a steamed 1¼ pound Maine Lobster with coleslaw or salad, and choice of French Fries or Oven Crisped New Potatoes.

Reservations are requested 24 hours in advance to assure a lobster; phone: 202-662-7638. A very limited number of lobsters will be available for those without a reservation.

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Veteran broadcast journalist Bill Moyers, family plan to discuss addiction, recovery

February 21, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman |

Veteran broadcast journalist Bill Moyers, his wife Judith Davidson Moyers and their son William C. Moyers plan to discuss their family's trials with addiction and recovery at a National Press Club book event on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are required. Please register by at A book signing of William's book, Now What?: An Insiders Guide to Addiction and Recovery will follow the discussion. This event is a fundraiser for the National Press Club Journalism Institute. No outside books are permitted.

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Reporting the world: National Press Club seeks the best work

February 21, 2013 | By Will Lester |

The National Press Club is looking for the year’s best international reporting. The Club’s journalism contest recognizes international work, both print/online and broadcast, with the Edwin M. Hood Award for Diplomatic Correspondence. The entries must demonstrate an understanding of American foreign policy and how foreign affairs affects those policies.

The award is named for a distinguished diplomatic correspondent for The Associated Press and a founding member of the National Press Club. It recognizes excellence in reporting on diplomatic and foreign policy issues.

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National Press Club Newsmakers Committee cancels Feb. 22 Boeing event

February 21, 2013 | By Jamie Horwitz |

The National Press Club Newsmakers Committee is canceling its Friday, Feb. 22 event on the Boeing strike.

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NPC Newsmaker features combatants-turned-peace activists, filmmaker, Feb. 25

February 20, 2013 | By Joe Sparks |

Palestinian Bassam Aramin and Israeli Rami Elhanan –- once committed fighters who were willing to kill or be killed to advance their opposing causes –- plan to discuss their decisions to abandon the path of revenge and retaliation in favor of working together to end the bloodshed and pursue the path of peace at a National Press Club Newsmaker on Monday, Feb. 25 at 10 a.m. in the NPC's Zenger Room.

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