Kitty Felde Washington, D.C. Correspondent
Kitty Felde is KPCC's Washington, D.C. Correspondent.
Before moving to the nation's capital, Kitty hosted KPCC's "Talk of the City" from 1997-2006.
In addition to her work in Los Angeles, Felde has reported from Africa and The Hague on AIDS and the war crimes tribunals for Rwanda and Bosnia.
When Felde puts down her microphone, she puts on her pointed shoes in ballet class. She's also an award-winning playwright. Her work has been produced at the National Theater in Washington, D.C., and at various theaters in New York and Los Angeles. If you look very closely in Woody Allen's "Radio Days," you'll spot her playing the role of Mrs. Riley.
Stories by Kitty Felde
Analysis by watchdog group MapLight found that the 4 biggest banks spent $30 million lobbying Congress since 2013. 9 California members got 5-figure donations.
Late last night, the Senate voted to fund the government for another year. Lightbulbs and pot? You never know what you'll find inside the 1,600-page appropriations bill.
El Monte Democrat Judy Chu is publicly reproved for using staffers for campaign work and then interfering with a House Ethics investigation.
Linda Sanchez is the baseball star on Capitol Hill, but sister Loretta's holiday card makes her a hit at Angels Stadium.
After closed-door talks break down, GOP congressmen seek more water for Central Valley farmers. California's Democratic senators may no longer be able to block.
President Obama calls the late LA lawmaker Ed Roybal a hero for all Americans, awards him the Medal of Freedom.
The President's immigration policy not only prioritizes deportations - felons, not families - it also gives border agents discretion in the field.
In California, where 83 percent of unauthorized immigrants are estimated to have lived in the U.S. for five years or more, the effects could be staggering.
Secret negotiations and $600,000 in lobbying couldn't secure a Congressional water deal...yet.
Republicans are threatening to defund whatever immigration reforms the President proposes. One California GOP congressman who supports reform is frustrated.
It's election week on Capitol Hill as lawmakers vie for leadership roles in Congress. Several Californians are set to move up the ranks.
Republicans initially appeared victorious in four California Congressional races. But as more ballots were counted Democrats pulled ahead in two of them.
The Republican majority takes over in January; California Democrats — including Senators Feinstein and Boxer — challenge the GOP to govern.
Freshman Democrat Julia Brownley is ahead by just 1,023 votes in the 26th Congressional District, with more than 40,000 ballots still uncounted.
Californians are sending another new crop of freshmen to Washington. Are the citizen-drawn districts to blame?