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

Maxine Waters investigation: House ethics committee hires outside counsel

The embattled House ethics committee has hired outside counsel to “review, advise, and assist” in its investigation of Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters of Los Angeles. But it's also asking the lawyer to examine the conduct of the Ethics Committee itself.

Dodger history and Congresswoman Hahn

The shadow of Kenny Hahn was everywhere at Tuesday's swearing-in of the newest member of Congress, Janice Hahn. But so was one of his most notable achievements: bringing the Dodgers to LA.

Lawyer for Maxine Waters wants ethics charges dropped

The lawyer representing Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters is asking the House Ethics Committee to dismiss all charges against his client, citing leaked emails from former committee staffers that prove what he calls “misconduct.” The Committee is scheduled to meet, presumably on the Waters case, tonight.

Janice Hahn sworn in as new member of Congress

Janice Hahn was sworn in as the nation’s newest Congresswoman Tuesday, the first L.A. City Council member to be elected to Congress in nearly half a century.

Leaked emails could further harm stalled ethics probe of Maxine Waters

The ethics trial of Congresswoman Maxine Waters was supposed to start last November. The L.A. Democrat is accused of using her political clout to help a bank in which her husband owned stock.

Congressman Issa calls August 2 deadline for debt ceiling artificial

Stocks fell today amid concerns that the White House and Congress will miss the August 2nd deadline to reach an agreement on raising the debt ceiling. One Republican Congressman considers it a political deadline.

Congressman Schiff pushes for funding for risky energy research

The U.S. once set its sights on beating rival world powers in the race for space exploration. Now, it seems, we’re racing to master more earthbound problems-like finding clean energy.

Speier pushes pipeline safety in House hearing following San Bruno explosion

It’s been 10 months since a natural gas pipeline ruptured underneath a San Bruno neighborhood. The explosion killed eight people and destroyed more than three dozen homes. In light of that and other recent pipeline disasters, a U.S. House subcommittee today examined tighter regulations on the pipeline industry.

Chewing Barney Frank out about the financial reform bill

I'm refinancing and have discovered that the amount of paperwork required since I last got a home loan has increased exponentially. I've had to send copies of $17 checks that are dividends from my husband's life insurance policy.

Cabinet secretary nominates Hollyhock House for UN World Heritage

It’s not the Taj Mahal, but it may someday share World Heritage status with that famed Indian “wonder of the world." A cabinet secretary today nominated Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House in Los Angeles for a very special designation.

Congressman wants airport security to use bomb-sniffing dogs

He might not win Best in Show at the Westminster Dog Show, but a Labrador retriever was clearly the top dog at a congressional hearing on airport security.

California congressmen propose ways to replace Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

You know home mortgage twins Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. They’re quasi-government enterprises that own or underwrite more than half the homes in America. When the housing bubble burst a few years back, Fannie and Freddie got stuck with a lot of bad mortgages. The federal government stepped in and spent a lot of taxpayer money to save them. Now Republicans in Congress want the government to step out. Two local congressmen, Republicans Gary Miller and John Campbell, have ideas about how to do that.

Carly Fiorina gets new GOP gig

Former Hewlett-Packard chief and US Senate candidate Carly Fiorina has been named vice chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. That's the GOP group that raises money and provides resources for Senate campaigns.

Boxer introduces bill to help underwater homeowners refinance

Many homeowners want to refinance to take advantage of historically low interest rates, but they’re underwater on their loans. A bipartisan bill would make it easier for some homeowners to get new, cheaper loans.

California congressmembers press company for more money for Metrolink victims

A group of Californians in Congress is pressing rail giant Veolia to pay out more money to the victims of the deadly Metrolink crash that took place in Chatsworth in September of 2008.