National Press Club

NPC in History: The Club that saved the world?

March 21, 2019 | By Gil Klein |

It’s a tale of intrigue that took place in plain sight at the National Press Club bar, even as it remained hidden from common knowledge for decades as the participants kept their mouths shut – or didn’t even know what they had done. It’s the role the Club played in the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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Schwarzenegger, Holder to discuss redistricting reform, gerrymandering following SCOTUS arguments, March 26

March 20, 2019 | By Donna Leinwand Leger |

Actor and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Obama administration Attorney General Eric Holder will discuss the need for redistricting reform at a National Press Club Headliners event at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, in the Holeman Lounge.

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For kids and adults: Magic and Taxes, April 15

March 19, 2019 | By Larry Lipman |

Now's the time to plan to attend the free magic show at 7 p.m. Monday, April 15, in the National Press Club conference rooms.

Five members of the Society of American Magicians, including former Club president Larry “Lorenzo the Great” Lipman and two winners of the “Magician of the Year” contest sponsored by the International Brotherhood of Magicians Ring 50, will be among the performers.

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NPC Press Freedom Chair Discusses Challenges from the Pentagon to the Philippines

March 18, 2019 | By Adam Konowe |

The National Press Club has redoubled its efforts to highlight injustices resulting from multiple verbal, legal and even physical attacks on the media.

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Events Team invites members to discuss 'RFK: His Words for Our Times' April 10

March 17, 2019 | By Aileen Roberta Schlef |

A discussion about the edited and updated book "RFK: His Words for Our Times" featuring Rick Allen, co-author and editor, and Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Robert and Ethel Kennedy’s eldest child and a former public official, will be the focus of a National Press Club Events Team event Wednesday, April 10, at 6:30 p.m.

The event will take place in the conference rooms and will feature a discussion with Allen and Townsend, an audience Q&A and a book signing.

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National Press Club wants to see your best news photos from 2018

March 14, 2019 | By Will Lester |

The National Press Club’s journalism contest includes an award for excellence in news photography.

The contest will recognize excellence for an individual news photo and the contest is limited to photos taken during 2018. Only one news photo should be submitted per entry and people are limited to three separate entries at most.

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Cokie Roberts is guest on April 1 Kalb Report

March 14, 2019 | By Gil Klein |

Journalist Cokie Roberts will be Marvin Kalb’s guest on Monday, April 1, in a “Conversation with Cokie Roberts on Democracy, Politics and the Press,” which will be taped at the National Press Club.

Roberts, a mainstay of NPR since 1978 and ABC News since 1988, and a contributor to the PBS NewsHour, grew up in a political family in New Orleans. She is the daughter of Hale Boggs, who was House majority leader before his death, and Lindy Boggs, who took over his Louisiana congressional seat for nearly 20 years and was later appointed ambassador to the Holy See.

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Journalism Institute seminar to help reporters follow the money

March 13, 2019 | By Julie Moos |

Reporters who don't normally wade through campaign finance filings will get a crash course on what to look for during the 2020 elections at a workshop on Monday, March 18, sponsored by the National Press Club Journalism Institute.

The program will run from 10 a.m. to noon in the Bloomberg Room.

Registration is required to attend. Tickets are $5 for Club members and $10 for nonmembers and can be purchased online.

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Podcast covers efforts to educate public about misinformation

March 12, 2019 | By Adam Konowe |

U.S. foreign policy can be complex and difficult to understand. In the latest episode of Update-1, George Washington University political science professor Dr. Henry Nau discusses his book, "Perspectives on International Relations," with National Press Club Broadcast/Podcast team member Lincoln Smith.

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Duckworth to deliver foreign policy speech today

March 12, 2019 | By Donna Leinwand Leger |

U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, a combat veteran, will deliver a foreign policy speech and take questions at a National Press Club Headliners Newsmaker at 12:30 p.m. today.

In her remarks, Duckworth, D-Ill., will address what she believes the U.S. owes to its service members and veterans, and whether Congress is giving troops what they need to most effectively wage war. The speech comes as the United States enters its 16th year of the Iraq War, which began on March 19, 2003.

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