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
Californians claim several leadership positions in House of Representatives. The latest to move up is LA Democrat Xavier Becerra.
Suddenly, immigration is the buzz word on Capitol Hill. A pair of Republican Senators floated their idea for giving legal status to young illegal immigrants, and the House may vote tomorrow on a visa bill. But KPCC's Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde says the chances of a comprehensive immigration bill passing both the House and Senate remain slim.
The U.S. Supreme Court will discuss California's Proposition 8 behind closed doors on Friday and may decide to review the controversial case.
Both Democrats and Republicans are talking about reform, but they remain at odds over a key provision that has become a line in the sand.
The veteran lawmaker from Fullerton says his top priority is Iran — both pressuring Tehran with sanctions, but also using soft diplomacy to affect change.
This week, California’s 14 freshman members of Congress are back in Washington for a second week of orientation. But much of the training is segregated, with Democrats on one side of Capitol Hill and Republicans on another.
Partisan divide keeps newly-elected lawmakers largely at arm's length, which one observer says has been the case since Newt Gingrich's days as House Speaker.
House freshmen learn their new DC address this week in the office lottery
Beware the scary DC press corps! That's what California's freshmen lawmakers hear
Don't assume these CA members of Congress are political novices. Nearly two-thirds have served in the state legislature.
The races had been too close to call. The results mean California's Republican delegation has shrunk from 19 members down to 15.
Orientation included ethics training and staking out preferences for committees, but also practical matters like where to get dry cleaning done.
A Super PAC mailer in the Sherman/Berman race has doomed Brad Sherman's bid for leadership on the powerful Foreign Affairs Committee.
The L.A. Congressman is campaigning to become Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus; Republican Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield remains House Majority Whip.
House Democrats want "two more years" from Leader Pelosi