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
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.
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.
Newly-elected Republican members of Congress want to ban earmarks. They're the extra money for pet projects that get tacked onto bigger bills. The push is counter-intuitive in an era when the House and the Oval Office are controlled by different parties.
I made it to California for Thanksgiving... California, Maryland, that is.
When Congress returns to work next week for a lame duck session, the topic of earmarks is expected to be front and center. Here's the first part in a series looking at the history of congressional appropriations for specific items.
We always try to catch up with California visitors to the nation’s Capitol. Today, we meet a Modesto native named Apple at the White House, on his way to Mount Vernon.
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.