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NEW TIME TODAY: Rep. Tim Ryan to look at Opioid "Emergency" and Graham-Cassidy Bill, today at 2 p.m.

September 22, 2017

Rep. Tim Ryan, (D-Ohio), co-chair of the House Addiction Treatment and Recovery Caucus, plans to join three front-line health care workers at a National Press Club Headliners Newsmaker event on Monday, Sept. 25 at 2 p.m. to discuss the opioid crisis and what they see as the lack of parity between mental health and physical health care. They will call for action by Congress and the Trump Administration and will offer their reaction to the Senate Finance Committee hearing on the Graham-Cassidy bill earlier in the day.

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Author and retired educator analyzes divided America on latest NPC Podcast Update-1

September 22, 2017 | By Adam Konowe |

In his new book “Divided We Fall,” David Sonius argues that it takes an informed and empowered public to keep America great. In this edition of the National Press Club's Update-1 podcast, Sonius tells Broadcast/Podcast Team member Irv Chapman that the president isn't as powerful as many Americans think and that many members of Congress withhold their opinions on issues that are politically risky to discuss. He also believes it’s a myth that Americans are overtaxed, saying most people think they’re overtaxed because the tax system in inequitable.

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Spelling Bee on Tuesday, Get your tickets today (or at the door)

September 22, 2017 | By Julie Schoo |

The National Press Club Spelling Bee will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 26 in the Ballroom. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the program will begin at 7:15 p.m..

You can purchase tickets by clocking here. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Confirmed contestants on the Politicians Team are:

· Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.)

· Rep. Scott Peters (D-Calif.)

· Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.)

· Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.)

· Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.)

· Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.)

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Don Larrabee Memorial Service This Saturday at NPC

September 21, 2017

Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of the life of longtime National Press Club member and former president Don Larrabee on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 12:30 p.m., in the National Press Club's Holeman Lounge.

Click here to read more about Larrabee and his contributions to the National Press Club.

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Get your tickets ahead of Tuesday's NPC Spelling Bee; also available at the door

September 21, 2017 | By Crystal White |

Be sure to secure your tickets ahead next Tuesday’s always amusing National Pres Club Spelling Bee. The Bee will match up the Press vs. Politicians in a friendly competition to become the Club’s new Spelling Bee champ. Last year’s winner Art Swift (Gallup) will begin the show by challenging the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee champ Ananya Vinay to a one-on-one spelling match.

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Save the dates for two culinary adventures at The Fourth Estate: Cuisine of Turkey, Nov. 1; Jewish cooking guru Joan Nathan, Dec. 5

September 21, 2017 | By Susan Delbert |

Culinary adventure abounds at the Fourth Estate this autumn with two cookbook author dinners.

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. Menu to be announced soon.

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Kornheiser, Wilbon Fourth Estate Dinner will also recognize WHCA and Mexico press corps Wednesday, Oct. 4

September 21, 2017 | By Crystal White |

Tickets are still available for the 2017 National Press Club Fourth Estate Award dinner honoring Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon on Wednesday, Oct. 4th. Kornheiser and Wilbon, co-hosts of ESPN’s "Pardon the Interruption" will be the 45th recipients of the Club’s most esteemed prize and the first joint recipients. They will be toasted (and roasted) by friends and colleagues Bob Woodward, Donald Graham, Maury Povich and John Skipper during the gala dinner.

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Star-Studded Club Spelling Bee Tuesday, Sept. 26

September 19, 2017 | By Crystal White |

The National Press Club is hosting its annual Press vs. Politicians Spelling Bee on Tuesday, Sept. 26. The Bee has confirmed a great list of contestants. The Politicians Team includes: Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.), Rep. Scott Peters (D-Calif.), Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.), Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) and Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.). Those confirmed in the press corner are 2016 champion Art Swift (Gallup), Alexandra Petri (The Washington Post), Molly Ball (The Atlantic) and Seung Min Kim (Politico).

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NPC's Broadcast/Podcast Team to honor Maureen Bunyan as Broadcast Legend Oct. 5

September 16, 2017

The National Press Club's Legends of Broadcasting series continues with a dinner conversation with long-time Washington television anchor Maureen Bunyan on Thursday, October 5.

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Exciting raffle with prizes for Press vs. Politicians NPC Spelling Bee

September 16, 2017 | By Crystal White |

This year’s 2017 Press vs. Politicians National Press Club Spelling Bee on Tuesday, Sept. 26, will feature an exciting raffle with prizes ranging from a luxury hotel stay at the Willard InterContinental Washington to restaurant gift certificates to a special prize spotlighting the lighthearted musical dislikes of our politicians.

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