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
It's a complaint as old as time: why is there always a line at the ladies room?
This week, Los Angeles Democrat Maxine Waters was supposed to defend herself to Congressional colleagues against charges that she violated ethics rules. Instead, a committee has postponed the hearing and has suspended two lawyers investigating the case. Now, the Congresswoman is reacting to the latest news.
U.S. Senate Republicans say they won’t vote for anything until a deal on tax cuts is on the table. Democrats in the U.S. House say an extension of unemployment benefits is the most important priority.
The ethics case against Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters appears to be falling apart. The two lawyers working on the charges have been placed on administrative leave.
It's a nasty fight for the Chairmanship of the House Appropriations Committee. Yesterday, candidates, including ranking member Jerry Lewis of Redlands, made their pitch to the GOP brass about why they should get the job.
The House Ethics Committee's lead attorney in the Maxine Waters case reportedly has been placed on administrative leave.
Immigration activists are pressuring Congress to vote this week on the DREAM Act. The measure would create a path to citizenship for college students and those in the military. Today, nearly two dozen undocumented young people tried to enlist at a D.C. military recruiting station.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates today strongly urged the U.S. Senate to repeal the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy regarding gays and lesbians in the armed forces. But the incoming head of the U.S. House Armed Services Committee wants to delay action until Congress holds hearings on the issue.
It's a big day for meetings here in DC - particularly for members of the California delegation.
The US Senate has rejected an amendment that would have banned earmarks for three years. But the 56 to 39 vote this morning (Tues) is the strongest showing yet on earmarks and the issue is guaranteed to become an issue in January. Republicans have targeted them as a way to bring down the deficit – and bring federal spending out in the open. The California delegation is divided about giving up earmarks.
So it fell to Robert Siegel to interview Mr. Firth about his role in "The King's Speech." Sigh. Far be it from me to criticize the interviewing style of the venerable ATC host, but he manages to make an interview with many listeners' favorite actor (okay, my favorite actor) downright dull.
Congresswoman Maxine Waters wants her ethics trial settled in this lame duck session. The Los Angeles Democrat delivered that message Monday morning outside the hearing room where the trial was supposed to begin.
The U.S. Senate is likely to vote this week on a two-year ban on earmarks. Smaller states often profit more from earmarks than bigger states like California.
A United Nations conference on climate change begins tomorrow in Mexico. The U.S. comes to the table without a commitment to cutting carbon emissions. That’s because the Senate failed to pass a climate change bill this summer. But there are some carbon-cutting measures the Senate could approve next year.
Republicans have taken up the cry against earmarks — the spending items tacked onto larger bills. But the most famous earmark hawk was a Democrat from Wisconsin. His campaign led to a Supreme Court ruling.