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

How to rate Darrell Issa's Oversight Committee work?

He's everywhere on C-Span. But how effective has the California Republican's effort been as head of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee?

Political holiday cards: The good, the bad, the debatable

The late great fat white cat Gretzky still shows up on Rep. Loretta Sanchez' holiday card, this year in a montage on the back

Feinstein, McCain help bring air tankers to US Forest Service

The number of fire fighting aircraft operated by the U.S. Forest Service has been shrinking. But Congress is nearly doubling the number of air tankers.

Feinstein to Garcetti: boost traffic at Ontario Airport

California's senior U.S. Senator asks the mayor to restore the economic health of the airport. The cities of Ontario and LA have been at odds over its operation.

Boxer, other Senators, push for scrutiny of e-cigarettes

Lawmakers want the FTC to investigate the marketing of e-cigarettes to kids. Several cities, including LA, have banned the sale to minors.

Schiff wants Armenian Orphan Rug for Capitol Hill event

The tapestry was made by orphan Armenian girls nearly a century ago. The White House recently denied a request for its use by the Smithsonian.

LA mayor back in DC for meeting with president and VP

What can Washington learn from city leaders? President Obama invited Mayor Garcetti and other municipal chiefs to the White House to pick their brains.

House passes budget, but not every Californian voted 'yes'

While almost an equal number of Republicans and Democrats approved the deal, several SoCal members voted no because unemployment benefits weren't extended.

Immigration hunger strike ends in Washington

Activists used the last working day of the year for the House of Representatives to peacefully take over Congressional GOP offices.

Boehner's immigration deputy gets an early visitor

The Speaker appointed Rebecca Tallent to work on immigration reform. California GOP Congressman David Valadao, a maverick on the issue, is putting in his two cents.

'Something for everyone to dislike' in budget deal

The bipartisan plan would head off budget battles, but it doesn't cut spending as much as some Republicans want or restore some of the funding that Democrats favor.

Immigration activists make one last push for vote on reform

As Congress prepares to adjourn for the year, proponents of reform are telling Republican members they have unfinished business regarding immigration reform.

2014 Election: Which Calif. member of Congress has the most cash?

With every one of the state's 53 Congressional seats on the June primary ballot, the money race is in full swing. KPCC takes a look at who's flush.

Another GOP challenger for a Democrat's Congressional seat

Former Marine and LAPD officer Rafael Dagnesses is the second Republican to announce a run against first-term Representative Julia Brownley of Ventura.

Another blow to California's high speed rail project

A federal agency rules that construction of the Bakersfield-to-Fresno portion of the route can't begin before completion of a final environmental report.