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2014-07-25 00:20:20

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Press Club expressed concern Thursday over reports that a Washington Post reporter, his wife and two photojournalists have been detained in Iran. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080917/NPCLOGO "If these reports are accurate, we urge the Iranian authorities to promptly explain this action and to release these journalists, who are merely covering news in Iran," said NPC President Myron Belkind. A Washington Post...

2014-07-14 12:24:46

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is a schedule of upcoming luncheons at the National Press Club. Luncheon tickets are open to the public except where noted as "members and guests only." Credentialed press may cover Luncheons and Newsmakers. Events listed are subject to last-minute changes. Space may be reserved at any NPC Luncheon by calling 202-662-7501. To save time and avoid waiting in line, tickets can be paid for in advance by using a credit card or...

2014-07-14 12:24:43

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The legalization of medical and recreational marijuana is a fast-moving social experiment - as well as a new economic driver - that has taken legislators by storm as they try to sort out the right response to the will of the people about a controversial medicine and recreational intoxicant. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080917/NPCLOGO At a National Press Club Newsmakers news conference on Thursday, July 24 at 10 a.m.,...

2014-07-14 12:21:12

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx will give a speech about the Highway Trust Fund and the need to increase transportation infrastructure funding at a National Press Club Speakers luncheon on July 21. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080917/NPCLOGO In the midst of last-minute congressional efforts to avoid a shortfall in the Highway Trust Fund, Foxx will speak about the need for long-term transportation investment,...

2014-07-11 16:22:37

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Goodluck Jonathan, the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, will speak at a National Press Club luncheon on July 31. Jonathan, who became the country's leader in 2010, will talk about the challenges of fighting against the Islamist militant group Boko Haram and global terrorism. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080917/NPCLOGO In April, Boko Haram kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls, threatening to sell them as...

2014-07-11 12:25:34

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- University of California scientists will update and expand their forecast of the California drought's economic impacts on agriculture at a National Press Club Newsmaker news conference on Tuesday, July 15, in the club's Zenger Room at 11 a.m. Eastern time, 8 a.m. Pacific and 9 a.m. Central. The event also will be webcast live at www.visualwebcaster.com/CAdrought http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080917/NPCLOGO New data shows where the...

2014-07-09 16:26:37

WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lilian Tintori, wife of imprisoned Venezuelan political activist Leopoldo López, former mayor of the Chacao district of Caracas and the leader of the Popular Will opposition party, will speak at a National Press Club Newsmakers news conference on Monday, July 21 - two days before López is scheduled to go on trial in Caracas - and release a major report examining the charges against her husband and placing them in the context of the...

2014-07-09 12:27:15

WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With popular support for USA Soccer at an all-time high and the World Cup semi-final and final matches set for this weekend, World Cup Soccer fever is sweeping the nation. Veteran sports events manager Bill Knight will offer some predictions and perspective on Brazil's success with the 2014 games - and discuss Washington DC's Olympic bid and the biggest multi-sport event to hit the DC metro area - at a National Press Club Newsmakers...

2014-06-27 16:20:40

WASHINGTON, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is a schedule of upcoming luncheons at the National Press Club. Luncheon tickets are open to the public except where noted as "members and guests only." Credentialed press may cover Luncheons and Newsmakers. Events listed are subject to last-minute changes. Space may be reserved at any NPC Luncheon by calling 202-662-7501. To save time and avoid waiting in line, tickets can be paid for in advance by using a credit card or...

2014-06-26 00:20:48

WASHINGTON, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Press Club is joining other media groups in endorsing legislation that would strengthen the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, which journalists and the general public use to compel the release of otherwise hidden government documents. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080917/NPCLOGO Senator Patrick Leahy, a Vermont Democrat, and Senator John Cornyn, a Texas Republican, introduced the FOIA Improvement Act on June...