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  • NPC Luncheon with Gen. Mark Welsh, U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff

    April 23, 2014

    NPC Luncheon with Gen. Mark Welsh, U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff

    U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff General Mark Welsh discussed the future of the Air Force at a National Press Club breakfast on April 23, 2014. General Welsh took the helm for the Air Force in August 2012. Before his appointment, he was Commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe…

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  • NPC Luncheon with NTSB chair Deborah Hersman

    April 21, 2014

    NPC Luncheon with NTSB chair Deborah Hersman

    Deborah Hersman, the outgoing chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, gave her farewell address at a National Press Club Speakers breakfast on April 21, 2014.

    Hersman stepped down during her third term as NTSB chairman to lead the National Safety Council. As chairman, Hersman focused on distraction in drivers, pilots…

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  • NPC Luncheon with Lewis Black

    April 14, 2014

    NPC Luncheon with Lewis Black

    Lewis Black, the comedian, playwright, and satirist who is perhaps best known for his frequent "Back in Black" appearances on Comedy Central's The Daily Show, addressed the National Press Club at a luncheon on April 14, 2014. Black, a native of Silver Spring, Md., talked about politics and social issues…

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New & Noteworthy

  1. Air Force chief describes budget constraints at National Press Club Breakfast
  2. NPC book club brunches with 'Amsterdam' author
  3. Justices Scalia and Ginsburg talk about NSA on 'The Kalb Report'
  4. McCurry regales Communications and Marketing dinner
  5. Outgoing NTSB chairman uses Press Club Breakfast to advocate for preventive safety

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Inside the Club

  1. Food photography highlights April 29 National Press Club Photo Committee Lunch

    The images on Renée Comet's website will make your mouth water. Comet, a Washington advertising photographer who specializes in food, plans to speak to a …

  2. Special NPC screening of award-winning James Moll’s new film, 'Farmland,' April 28

    The National Press Club plans to host a special screening of 'Farmland,' a new documentary by Academy Award and Emmy-winning director James Moll on April …

  3. NPC Newsmaker plans to examine human sex trafficking in America, April 29 at 10 a.m.

    The National Press Club plans to host a Newsmaker press conference on human sex trafficking in America on Tuesday, April 29 at 10 a.m. in …

  4. Hear military historian talk at NPC Book Rap about D-Day as 70th anniversary, May 5

    As the 70th anniversary of D-Day approaches, commemorate the historic event by attending a National Press Club Book Rap on the battle of Omaha Beach. Military …

  5. NPC Book Rap features Marlo Thomas sharing women's stories on May 2 at noon

    Best-selling author and award-winning actress Marlo Thomas aims to share a collection of inspiring stories of women living their dreams from her latest book It …

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Freedom of the Press

  1. National Press Club mourns remarkable photojournalist killed in Afghanistan

    The National Press Club joins with journalists around the world as we mourn the death in Afghanistan of veteran Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus, 48, an internationally acclaimed and Pulitzer Prize-winning German photographer.

  2. Club urges Saudi government to allow reporter to cover Obama visit

    The National Press Club is urging the government of Saudi Arabia to grant a visa to the Washington bureau chief of the Jerusalem Post so he can cover President Obama's visit to Saudi Arabia this week. The journalist, Michael Wilner, is reportedly the only member of the press corps seeking to cover the president's visit who has been denied a visa for it. The White House Correspondents Association and a spokeswoman for the White House have criticized the Saudi decision.

  3. NPC asks Defense Secretary about report of soldiers beating Afghan reporter

    The National Press Club president wrote the U.S. secretary of Defense today expressing concern about reports that U.S. special forces personnel in Afghanistan had beaten an Afghan radio journalist.

  4. National Press Club to Celebrate 'Sunshine Week'

    The National Press Club's Press Freedom Committee will commemorate "Sunshine Week" later this month with four events designed to illuminate the importance of transparency and press freedom. Sunshine Week is an annual series of events in mid-March near the birthday of U.S. founding father James Madison and spotlights the importance of open government. The events: Partly Cloudy: Why 'Public Information' Doesn't Always = Accessible Information

  5. National Press Club to host 'D.C. Open Government Summit: Street View' Wednesday, March 19

    The D.C. Open Government Coalition will hold the third annual D.C. Open Government Summit Wednesday, March 19 at the National Press Club to focus on transparency in neighborhoods and communities in the District of Columbia. The event, titled, "D.C. Open Government Summit: Street View," will be held during Sunshine Week and will feature remarks by: Traci Hughes, the first director of the D.C. Office of Open Government

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