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

Update: Obama backs Senate move to curb filibuster (video)

President Barack Obama said he supports a move by Senate Democrats to make it harder for Republicans to block his nominees.

Immigration reform: piecemeal approach could work

House Democrats and the President can get behind Speaker John Boehner's legislative plan, as long as a path to citizenship is included.

Federal flood insurance rates jump; Congress considers a delay

Homeowners around the country are surprised to find they live in a flood zone and must buy expensive flood insurance. Congress considers a 4-year delay.

LAX shooting: Bill would ban guns at all U.S. airports

Congress responds to LAX shooting: Democratic bill would prohibit bringing guns to airports

CA GOP members not giving up on immigration reform

Speaker John Boehner says it won't happen this year, and the prospects for 2014 are uncertain. But a pair of California GOP members are still working on colleagues.

7 California Democrats vote with GOP to 'fix' Obamacare

Congress has been getting an earful from constituents about the Affordable Care Act. Thirty-nine Democrats voted with the GOP to amend the law. See the full vote breakdown here.

LAX shooting: New details emerge at Congressional hearing

Lawmakers were told about the response time by LAX police, that only TSA supervisors carry radios and that TSA officers are trained to find guns and rely on police for other incidents.

A tough road ahead for early education bill

While Congress is trying to do the math to balance the budget, education activists want to add several billion dollars for pre-K education.

What role will millennials play in midterm elections?

The House is majority GOP; the Senate is held by Democrats. Political gurus say they're likely to stay that way after the 2014 vote.

Empty calendar: Is Congress working?

The House of Representatives will be in session 113 days next year, one of the shortest calendars in history. How hard is Congress working?

Armenian orphan rug in White House dispute

It was a thank-you gift from children orphaned during the Armenian genocide. But the White House is reluctant to lend it for a Smithsonian event.

Senate Judiciary is close to filling the 9th Circuit Court

Michelle Friedland has her confirmation hearing. If she's approved by the full Senate, all 29 seats will be filled on the key court, which includes California.

9th Circuit nominee almost in Legally Blonde

He didn't make it into the movie or the book "Legally Blonde," but California lawyer may make it to federal bench

Pressure's on for Calif. GOP members on immigration reform

Usual allies from law enforcement, religion and agriculture are giving California Republican lawmakers a blunt message: pass immigration reform. Now.

Second GOP Congressman to co-sponsor Democrats' immigration bill

Central Valley Republican David Valadao joins Jeff Denham in backing a comprehensive bill that includes a path to citizenship.