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Award-winning actor Sean Astin discusses political radio show, career, 6:30 pm Oct. 27

Award-winning actor, director, voice artist, producer and radio show host Sean Astin comes to The National Press Club at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 27 to discuss his political radio show, "Vox Populi," as well as his career in the entertainment industry.

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No 'silver bullets' to solving society ills, Kristof tells Book Rap

There are no easy answers to solving problems like broken homes, substance abuse and marginal unemployment, said New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof at a National Press Club Book Rap, Sept. 29.

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Hoyer predicts Democrats will hold Senate, criticizes what he calls GOP obstruction

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., called for bipartisanship in both chambers to end "gridlock" and advance legislation on the minimum wage, equal pay for women, jobs creation and immigration at a Sept. 29 National Press Club Newsmaker.

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From the President's Desk

Making A Difference for Press Freedom

Do statements by the National Press Club on freedom of the press make a difference?

Yes, they do!

So says Abdullah Elshamy, the Al Jazeera journalist who visited the NPC last Friday to talk about being held in an Egyptian prison for 10 months, half of them on a hunger strike, until his release last June on medical grounds.

"Statements by the National Press Club and other news outlets here in the United States and across the globe really helped in my release," Elshamy said.

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