Kitty Felde Washington, D.C. Correspondent

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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

What will it take to win Boxer's Senate seat?

Nearly two dozen wealthy first time candidates have tried and failed to win in California. Getting elected takes more than money.

FHA fee cut won't help many first time homebuyers in California

Number of first-time homebuyers in the California market is the lowest in a generation. A new federal fee cut for FHA loans could help...a little.

Sen. Barbara Boxer announces she won't run for re-election

California Sen. Barbara Boxer announced in a YouTube video that she isn't running for re-election to the Senate in 2016.

'No evidence' costly drones help secure border, Inspector General says

Homeland Security's own watchdog says military drones cost as much as $12,000 an hour to operate, yet have assisted in only 2 percent of illegal crossing arrests.

Feinstein pushes new laws to stop CIA torture

One month after CIA torture report, CA Senator Dianne Feinstein unveils legislation to prevent future waterboarding, enhanced interrogation.

Henry Waxman retires after 40 years in Congress

One wag called him "tougher than a boiled owl." Henry Waxman's legacy is a mountain of ground-breaking legislation. He remains beloved in his West L.A. district.

Sexual harassment training for Congress stalls again

A new crop of Congressional freshman arrive on Capitol Hill in January, but will they get any training to prevent sexual harassment?

Social Security hounding vet over benefits paid to her mother

Social Security Administration is still pursuing thousands of Americans for overpayments to their parents. Sen. Barbara Boxer calls the practice "just plain wrong."

Banks invested millions in Congress to reverse trading rule

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.

What surprises are in Congress's compromise spending bill?

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.

House Ethics Committee dings Judy Chu for improper staff use

El Monte Democrat Judy Chu is publicly reproved for using staffers for campaign work and then interfering with a House Ethics investigation.

Loretta Sanchez goes to bat with her latest holiday card

Linda Sanchez is the baseball star on Capitol Hill, but sister Loretta's holiday card makes her a hit at Angels Stadium.

GOP congressmen flex muscles with new water bill

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.

Ed Roybal receives nation's highest civilian honor

President Obama calls the late LA lawmaker Ed Roybal a hero for all Americans, awards him the Medal of Freedom.

Immigration policy provides discretion for border agents

The President's immigration policy not only prioritizes deportations - felons, not families - it also gives border agents discretion in the field.