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Dr. Carson Plays Politics

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 10.13.2015 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Dr. Ben Carson, the Republican candidate for president and former neurosurgeon, says, "I am not politically correct. I will not be politically correct." This approach to his campaign has helped him secure second place in polls taken of likely Republican voters, trailing only Donald Trump. But will it play well in a national election?

Igor Bobic

Rick Perry: African-Americans Are Better Served By The Republican Party | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rick Perry stepped up to the lectern and paused. The former Texas governor scanned the room, a Thursday luncheon at the National Press C...

As EPA Hands Down New Rules on Renewable Fuel Standard, Critics Say 'Blend Wall' a Fiction Created by Big Oil

Paul Alexander | Posted 06.29.2015 | Green
Paul Alexander

The idea that there is some reason why ethanol should be capped at 10 percent has led oil industry critics to charge that the blend wall is a fiction made up by Big Oil to protect its self-interest -- and its profits.

Reflections on Books and Promotion

Connie Lawn | Posted 05.31.2015 | DC
Connie Lawn

I believe passionately that everyone should write a book or an account of their life. It is their legacy, and is important to their family and loved ones. Everyone has a story to tell!

A Celebration of the Life and Career of Richard C. Hottelet

Connie Lawn | Posted 05.23.2015 | DC
Connie Lawn

Great men and women still exist in journalism, but many of the greatest generation are dying out. An example of this was a memorial service held on March 21, 2015 for the great CBS newsman Richard C. Hottelet.

Preserving the Phoenician Heritage of Tyre Against the Latest Threats in the Middle East

Connie Lawn | Posted 04.30.2015 | DC
Connie Lawn

Co-authored with Charles Sneiderman At a press conference at the National Press Club on February 27, 2015, representatives of the American Committee ...

Saudi Myths

Sam Husseini | Posted 03.27.2015 | World
Sam Husseini

Many are voicing surprise at the comments of IMF head Christine Lagarde following the death of the Saudi monarch. We see here the emptiness of a shallow diversity that seeks to put a woman in a prominent position while maintaining incredibly oppressive power dynamics.

Cultural Festival at the National Press Club

Connie Lawn | Posted 01.21.2015 | DC
Connie Lawn

"The National Press Club is a place where culture, as well as news, happens." That was the proclamation from Club President Myron Belkind, as he introduced a spirited International Cultural Evening.

Top 10 YouTube Channels for Leaders

Larry P. Thomas | Posted 09.28.2014 | Business
Larry P. Thomas

Over the last year I've subscribed to a number of YouTube channels that have consistently helped me identify new trends, understand best practices, and spot high-impact opportunities. Here is a list of my favorites.

Closing The Media's Gender Gap

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 07.02.2014 | Media

The role of women in media and gender inequality in the workplace were the dominant topics of discussion at the National Press Club on Monday night. ...

The National Press Club Reaches the World

Connie Lawn | Posted 03.28.2014 | DC
Connie Lawn

The National Press Club in Washington, D.C. has long reached out to the world. Now that is more true than ever. A gala inauguration party was held Saturday night for Myron Belkind, the l07th President. He serves for this year.

National Press Club Tribute to Helen Thomas

Connie Lawn | Posted 12.06.2013 | DC
Connie Lawn

Several hundred people jammed the National Press Club on Saturday morning, October 5th, to pay tribute to the groundbreaking journalist Helen Thomas.

Chris Gentilviso

Senator Earns Historic Spelling Bee Victory | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Every year, children around the U.S. gather up their courage to compete on the biggest of stages in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. F...

Tweets reveal US double standards

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 10.07.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

One of the reasons for the success of social media's Twitter platform is its ability to summarize a major issue in a few characters, while at the same...

The Bernanke Fed's Stimulus Hoax Is Hiding a $2 Trillion Time Bomb

Robert Auerbach | Posted 09.24.2013 | Business
Robert Auerbach

Reporters, journalists and stock market investors are fixated on Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's statements about the Fed's $85 billion per month giant stimulus. A major problem is that there is no giant Fed stimulus.

Massive Misconceptions About Where the Bernanke Fed's Money Explosion Went

Robert Auerbach | Posted 08.25.2013 | Business
Robert Auerbach

Eighty five billion a month will seem tiny compared to the avalanche of the $1.863 trillion excess reserves exploding rapidly into the economy. That would devalue the currency, cause more rapid inflation and worry investors about a coming collapse.

Visit to Holocaust Memorial Museum

Connie Lawn | Posted 08.16.2013 | DC
Connie Lawn

As journalists and associates, we cannot ignore the serious developments of the past and present. An example of that was shown on Friday, June l4, wh...

Credibility of UFO Witnesses at Mock-Hearing Impresses Former Congress Members

Alejandro Rojas | Posted 07.13.2013 | Weird News
Alejandro Rojas

While not all of the former Congress members at the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure last week were convinced that we are being visited by aliens, they all did say they were impressed by the high level of credibility of some of the witnesses they heard from.

State Of Homelessness in America 2013 Unveiled By NAEH

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 06.19.2013 | Impact
Jean-Michel Giraud

There was a feeling of expectation in the room at the National Press Club last week as the National Alliance To End Homelessness (NAEH) unveiled its S...

The Glorious Gloria Explains It All

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 12.15.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

It happened again the other day: I was being interviewed by my introductory journalism class when I was asked 'The Question.'

Andrea Stone

The Singing Soldier Who Really IS The Chairman Of The Board | Andrea Stone | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Frank Sinatra may have been called the Chairman of the Board but the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is no slouch himself when it...

Duncan Calls For Textbooks To Become Obsolete

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 12.02.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- Worried your kids spend too much time with their faces buried in a computer screen? Their schoolwork may soon depend on it. Education S...

The Bernanke Fed's Policy of Paying Banks to Limit Loans Creates Unemployment

Robert Auerbach | Posted 11.17.2012 | Business
Robert Auerbach

The Bernanke Fed's policy has contributed to unemployment by rewarding banks for not making loans to consumers and businesses. Eighty-five percent of ...

Top Marine General Talks Of 'Most Challenging' Task

Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two months after the commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps unveiled a plan to stop an epidemic of sexual assault in the ranks, Gen. James ...

Helen Thomas 92nd Birthday

Connie Lawn | Posted 10.14.2012 | DC
Connie Lawn

There are a dwindling number of veteran reporters left in the White House. We all have our experiences and advice to share!