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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

Congressional drought hearing coming to Fresno

Both President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner have visited drought-stricken California. This week, Fresno hosts a Congressional hearing.

A congressional campaign war chest filled by politics & baseball

Politicians hold cocktail parties to raise campaign cash. Vincent Flaherty, the son of famed LA writer Vincent X. Flaherty, is selling his father's collectible letters and baseball memorabilia to fund his race.

Crowded field emerges to replace Henry Waxman in Congress

More than two dozen candidates are running for the West Los Angeles seat of retiring Democratic veteran Henry Waxman. We have a list of the candidates.

Update: CIA director denies Feinstein claim his agency spied on Senate

Ahead of a controversial report on a Bush-era detention program, Feinstein accused the CIA of removing key information from Senate computers.

California farmers urge Congress to act on drought

More than 1,000 farmers signed a letter demanding a water bill, but a House Democrat says the pressure is actually coming from agribusiness lobbyists.

House Democrats seek to condemn Darrell Issa's 'offensive actions'

The Republican from Vista abruptly ended a committee meeting he was chairing and had a Democrat member's microphone cut off. The House voted down a resolution to punish him.

Salton Sea: politicos unite for funding

Can a renewable energy project save the Salton Sea?

California House GOP members push Senate to pass drought bill

Dianne Feinstein's legislation is stalled, perhaps because passage would lead to a difficult compromise process with House Republicans.

Feinstein topped Congressional salary donors during shutdown

Take my salary. Please. That was the refrain from Congress during the government shutdown. But which lawmakers followed through with their promise?

Federal official reaffirms commitment to California high speed rail

Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx said the federal government will continue to support Gov. Brown's plan to connect Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Obama proposes new federal firefighting money

Should the federal government pay to fight catastrophic wildfires with money now set aside for earthquakes and hurricanes?

Taking the science of drought to Capitol Hill

Whiskey's for drinking and water's for fighting over, but there's a rare truce in Capitol Hill's water wars as Congress considers permanent groundwater loss.

'House of Cards' stand-ins: Kevin McCarthy is no Kevin Spacey

The Bakersfield Republican is one of several members of Congress who had a little fun with the Netflix series that has a lot of fans on Capitol Hill.

Rep. Negrete McLeod to leave Congress after one term (Updated)

The Democrat will instead run for the San Bernardino Board of Supervisors. Her D.C. predecessor calls her a "bimbo," but then apologizes.

Darrell Issa is making the political rounds in New Hampshire

The South Orange County Republican says he's there to help the party, but he could be raising his profile for consideration as a 2016 vice presidential selection.