National Press Club

Check out the menu for the roast beef buffet on Book Fair night, Nov. 10

October 27, 2017 | By Mesfin Mekonen |

National Press Club members and their guests are invited to attend the Annual Book Fair and Author Night Roast Beef Buffet on Friday, Nov. 10.

The buffet opens at at 5:30 p.m. in the Reliable Source.

Stop in for a hearty meal either before or after you visit the Club's popular pre-holiday book fair. The price of the Roast Beef Buffet is $24 for Club members and $28 for non-members plus tax and gratuity.

Reservations are encouraged because this event usually sells out. Please contact us at 202-662-7443 or e-mail at

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Vast culinary diversity on display at Turkish dinner, Nov. 1 at the Fourth Estate

October 25, 2017 | By Susan Delbert |

International food writer Robyn Eckhardt and photographer David Hagerman will take you on a journey through Turkey with their cookbook, "Istanbul & Beyond," at a multi-course wine dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 1.

The dinner will pair the vast cultural diversity of Turkish cuisine with two specialty cocktails from the book -- a Purple Basil Vodka Cooler and a warm Cinnamon Rum Tea -- as well as three Italian wines. The full menu is listed below.

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Learn how to track corporate political spending at NPCJI session Nov. 3

October 25, 2017 | By Kathy Kiely |

Join the NPC Journalism Institute on Nov. 3 for the last session of the three-part series “It’s Never Too Early to Follow the Money.”

“Lightening the money” will focus on resources The Center for Political Accountability uses to track corporate political spending. This session will be held on Friday, Nov. 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the National Press Club’s Bloomberg Room. Tickets are $5 for Club members and $10 for non-members.

Register for tickets by clicking here.

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FDA commissioner luncheon rescheduled for Nov. 3

October 25, 2017 | By William Pierce |

Dr. Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, will speak at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Nov. 3 to discuss the agency's agenda and related issues.

Gottlieb was scheduled for a Sept. 29 Luncheon, which had to be postponed.

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Club schedules pre-Veterans Day Headliners Luncheon featuring VA secretary, Nov. 6

October 25, 2017 | By Kevin Wensing |

As Veterans Day approaches, Dr. David Shulkin, secretary of Veterans Affairs, will speak at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Monday, Nov. 6, in the Club’s Holeman Lounge.

Shulkin plans to discuss the effort to care for millions of America’s veterans and improve the effectiveness of the Veterans Affairs health-care system.

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World Bank president plans Headliners Luncheon speech, Nov. 20

October 25, 2017 | By Robert Weiner |

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim plans to appear at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Nov. 20 in the Club’s Holeman Lounge to outline recent trends in the global economy.

Kim, the bank's 12th president, is also expected to discuss new ways to help women entrepreneurs and the role of the private sector in maximizing development finance.

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Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC's 'Hardball', to discuss new book at NPC Headliners Book Rap Wednesday, Nov. 8

October 25, 2017 | By Mark Krikorian |

Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC’s ‘Hardball’ plans to share his new book, Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit, at a National Press Club Headliners Book Rap on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 6:30 p.m. in the Club’s Conference Rooms.

Tickets are $5 for Club members and $10 for the general public. Tickets and book are available by clicking here. Books will also be available for purchase at the event, no outside books or memorabilia are permitted.

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Lobster with benefits returns to the Fourth Estate, Nov. 17

October 24, 2017

Fourth Estate Lobster Night returns to the Fourth Estate restaurant on Friday, Nov. 17.

Relax with a great lobster dinner before the craziness of Thanksgiving week kicks in.

This year, the restaurant is experimenting with a new format: Guests can reserve on event-brite to be assured a lobster. The meal includes a glass of wine, a steamed 1¼-pound Maine Lobster, coleslaw (or salad), choice of French fries or oven crisped new potatoes and dessert.

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Pussy Riot, Azar Nafisi among the artists, authors at Burning to Tell You: Critical Conversations with Risk-Taking Artists, Oct. 28

October 22, 2017 | By Jackie Kasuya |

Join the NPC Events Team, The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics (The Lab) at Georgetown University and The Artist Partner Program at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland for Burning to Tell You: Critical Conversations with Risk-Taking Artists at the National Press Club on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m in the Ballroom.

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The secrecy surrounding the President's Daily Briefing

October 19, 2017 | By Adam Konowe |

If you’ve ever wondered how the president of the United States makes national security decisions, part of it comes from guidance in the President’s Daily Briefing or PDB.

The PDB is a top-secret report that’s prepared by the intelligence community on security issues around the world and presented to the president every day. It has long been shrouded in secrecy, but to help decipher it, National Press Club Broadcast/Podcast
Team member Leone Lakhani speaks on Update-1 to David Priess, a former CIA analyst and author of “The President’s Book of Secrets.”

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