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
Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters has been the subject of an ethics investigation for months. Now she wants to investigate the ethics committee that’s investigating her. Waters wants to know why a pair of lawyers assigned to her case were suspended.
I could complain about the 30 degree weather and the 40 mph winds tonight. Or get depressed when I read a Christmas card about seeing snow on the San Gabriels through the palm trees.
President Obama did not attend the UN Climate Change conference now underway in Cancun, Mexico. Also not attending: the head of the Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee, Barbara Boxer. The Democrat from California, though, did have a message for the conferees.
Republicans take control of the US House of Representatives in about a month. The GOP transition team is mulling over ideas from new members and old to save money and make the House operate more efficiently.
President Obama’s bipartisan commission tasked to find ways to cut the federal deficit has failed to reach consensus. The plan got 11 votes - three short of the 14 needed to put the plan up for a vote in Congress. One of those “no” votes came from an L.A. Democrat.
President Obama’s bipartisan deficit commission votes tomorrow on a list of recommendations to get the United States out of debt. One Los Angeles congressman on the commission is still on the fence.
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.