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 this Californian's first visit to the Rose Garden at the White House. The First Daughter's playground equipment is off to the left, that famous covered walkway between the West Wing and the residence is on the right.
The ethics hearing for LA Democrat Maxine Waters was supposed to begin on Monday. An email from her grandson and chief of staff Mikael Moore turned up and threw the case back to the investigatory subcommittee.
An online campaign encourages a form of civil disobedience at airport security this holiday travel season. Its organizers urge passengers to opt out of full body scans and demand pat- downs.
Dozens of new Republicans were elected to Congress in this month’s midterm elections. But only one of them is from California. The freshman from Fresno is Air Force veteran and almond farmer Jeff Denham.
When the Senate returns to Washington, D.C. after the Thanksgiving holiday, Democratic leaders promise to schedule a vote on the DREAM Act, a measure to allow some illegal immigrants to stay in the U.S.
It's been absolutely gorgeous weather-wise around here of late. Check out this sunset:
The House ethics trial of Los Angeles Democrat Maxine Waters has been postponed. The hearing was supposed to begin the Monday after Thanksgiving. New evidence has surfaced.
Seniority counts on Capitol Hill. Which means freshman lawmakers choose last in the office swap. Today was lottery day — when new members choose metal numbers to decide who gets to pick first.
U.S. House Republicans introduced their new leadership team today. The number three man is a former California lawmaker from Bakersfield.
California’s two senators joined Democratic colleagues calling for a vote on repealing the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy for gays in the military.
Remember all those emails about supposed cuts to public broadcasting? There might actually be a vote on it today.
The packing boxes are stacking up outside congressional offices as the biannual office swap gets underway on Capitol Hill. A Californian is in charge of the real estate transactions.
When US House members chose their leaders for the 112th Congress they offered no surprises. Californians are still front and center. Bakersfield Republican Kevin McCarthy moves up the ladder and will become majority whip. And a pair of California Democrats will stay on board.
In my profile of newly elected Democratic Congresswoman Karen Bass, she tells the story of a fellow freshman who was concerned that his House health insurance plan won't kick in until February.
Sacramento and Washington, D.C. are both company towns where the “company” is government — they're also both a little too hot in the summer and a little too cold in the winter. Karen Bass was Assembly Speaker back in California. Now, she’s a Congressional freshman, and she says about D.C., it's "huge!"