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Patrick Madden

District Reporter

Madden is the District Reporter at WAMU. He has covered city hall for the past four years and has won several awards for his coverage, including last year's Edward R. Murrow for investigative journalism.

Madden is also a frequent guest analyst on The Politics Hour and was a panelist at the 2010 mayoral debate at the Newseum.

Before joining WAMU in 2006, Madden worked at NBC4 and C-SPAN. He is originally from New York, attended Emory University in Atlanta and holds a master's degree in journalism from American University.

He is a long suffering NY Mets fan.


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A new poll shows that Democrat Muriel Bowser has a comfortable lead against her two opponents in the District's mayor's race. An NBC4/Washington Post/Marist poll released Wednesday shows that Bowser has the support of 43 percent of likel...
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Ahead of today’s Senate hearing on D.C. statehood, city council members are pressing the Obama Administration to back their effort. Ward 2 Council Member Jack Evans penned a letter to the White House calling o...
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On the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, D.C. Council Member Mary Cheh remembered the first responders who helped evacuate the Pentagon when it was struck by a hijacked jetliner. The Ward 3 representative toured several city firestations Thursday, offering thanks and refreshments to the men and women in uniform. At a firestation in Tenleytown in Northwest D.C., Cheh spok...
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As the Washington Redskins kick off the football season, the controversy surrounding their name continues to draw attention. Washington played the Houston Texans on Sunday, losing the season opener. And outside the Houston stadium, a small group of people were holding a protest against the team name, which many Native American groups consider racist. The debate ove...
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A sixth person has been charged with a crime related to illegal funding of D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray's 2010 campaign. Mark Long was charged with conspiracy on Thursday. Long is a former D.C. Council candidate who served as the driver for Gray during the campaign, in which he defeated then-mayor Adrian Fenty. A charging document says Long was paid by a public-relati...
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Endorsements are starting roll in for this year's D.C. mayoral election. Independent candidate David Catania scored the backing of the police officer's union. The fraternal order of police — which counts 3,600 members — endorsed Catania this week. Muriel Bowser, the Democratic nominee for mayor, has won the most endorsements so far. She recently earned the supp...
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The IRS has seized records from the Park Southern housing complex. The building in southeast D.C. has become a flashpoint in the mayor's race over alleged mismanagement. According to residents who live at Park Southern, the building has fallen into disrepair and they accu...
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In the race to become D.C.'s next mayor, Democratic nominee Muriel Bowser continues to hold a significant fundraising edge over her opponents. The latest campaign finance reports show Bowser has $1 million dollars left to spend, roughly double the war chest of her chief rival, independent candidate ...
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There’s new controversy surrounding a troubled housing complex in southeast D.C. and its politically-connected managers. Lawyers for the city are now asking that the building be sold because its finances were “grossly mismanaged.” Park Southern is an apartment complex for low-income residents in Ward 8. The building, which was backed by a $3 million city loan, fell int...
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Police in Prince George's County say a 3-year-old girl is dead after being struck by gunfire. Police say they were called to the 6900 block of Forest Terrace in Landover on Sunday and discovered the child. The girl was taken to the hospital, where she died. Police say there was a fight between two men at the residence and that one man left and returned to open fi...
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Fundraising reports for candidates vying to be D.C.'s next mayor are due in today, and the the size of their war chests could offer hints as to how the competitive election will turn out. So far, Democratic nominee Muriel Bowser has held the strong fundraising edge over her opponents in the general election. She out-raised independent candidate David Catania by a 2-1 margin...
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Former D.C. council member Carol Schwartz is submitting more than 6,500 petition signatures to get her name on the mayoral ballot for the fifth time. Schwartz, an independent, is challenging two current council members, Democrat Muriel Bowser and independent David Catania. Schwartz needed 3,000 signatures to make the ballot. She said Wednesday that she collected sig...
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D.C. Council Member David Catania has filed his petition signatures in his bid to become the city’s next mayor. He only needs 3,000 signatures to clear the bar, and he turned in more than twice that—although the validity of the signatures could still be questioned by a rival campaign. Catania, an independent, dropped the petitions off himself at the city’s board of ele...
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The legal wrangling over D.C.'s gun laws continues, and gun rights activists who are suing the city over its ban on handguns in public say the judge shouldn't postpone his ruling past 90 days. Last week, Judge Frederick Scullin ruled that D.C.'s ban on people carrying h...
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Council member Marion Barry says he is “OK” after being involved in a car crash that sent him to the hospital. Barry — who is diabetic — said on Twitter that he became disoriented when his blood sugar dropped and that led to, in Barry’s words, a minor “fender bender." The former mayor was cited by police for driving on the wrong side of the street, dri...
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Plan to add extra time to your commute this week if you work in downtown D.C. The 2014 U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit is expected to cause major delays for cars and Metro buses. More than 40 heads of state from Africa are in D.C. this week for the event, the first time an American president will convene a meeting of Africa's leaders. The three-day event is aimed at boosting coo...
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The only son of former District of Columbia mayor Marion Barry has been jailed after he was caught driving on a revoked license. Thirty-four-year-old Christopher Barry has had several recent brushes with the law, including an arrest in May near the White House for driving under the influence of drugs. His license had already been revoked, and he was ordered not to drive unt...
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A District official has been charged with a hate crime after allegedly attacking a homeless person in Dupont Circle and yelling a racial slur. Police say Leo Dwyer, an Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner who represents the Dupont Circle neighborhood, was arrested yesterday and charged with simple assault. The incident happened early Monday morning. According a pol...
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The federal judge who struck down the District's ban on carrying handguns outside the home is staying his order. Judge Frederick Scullin has agreed to postpone his ruling that overturns D.C.'s ban on handguns in public for 90 days. The city's attorney general — in c...