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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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Reports of sexual assaults continue to trend upward at colleges located in Washington D.C. Over the past decade, the number of sex offenses reported by by D.C. colleges has increased roughly one and a half times. If you look at the last two years of available federal data — 2012 and 2013 — you'll find an average of 65 reported sexual assaults on college campuses in D.C. ...
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D.C. Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser is filling out the cabinet of her upcoming administration. Today she announced her pick for deputy mayor of education: Jennifer Niles, founder of the E.L. Haynes Public Charter School. She also tapped Kevin Donahue, who used to work in the Fenty administration, to be deputy city administrator, where he will oversee CapStat, a Fenty-era program ...
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Related Stories D.C. Announces Plan For New D.C. United Stadium At Buzzard Point ...
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This post has been updated. Though it seems likely that the D.C. Council will vote today to support the construction of a new stadium for D.C. United, questions still remain over how exactly the city will pay for its portion of the $300 million deal. The bill being ...
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The D.C. Board of Elections has officially declared Marion Barry's seat on the council vacant. A special election to fill the position has been scheduled for April. Barry, a former mayor and iconic figure in D.C. politics, died last month at the age of 78. Filling his role on ...
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D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray has reportedly rejected a plea deal from prosecutors, and those who know the mayor say they wouldn't be surprised if Gray went to trial to fight any charges. Gray hasn't been charged by prosecutors, though six people associated with his 2010...
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A D.C.-area FBI agent's alleged misconduct has forced federal prosecutors to dismiss drug cases involving 28 defendants, and more dismissals could be on the way. In federal court today, prosecutors said they're looking at cases involving more than 150 defendants that had connections to agent Matthew Lowry, who worked on a cross-border task force that investigated crime in D...
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The series "House of Cards" may be a big hit for Netflix, but a study by Maryland's Department of Legislative Services finds that the state's film incentive fund may not be a winner for taxpayers. The 60-page study found that the movie crews and TV shows like House of Cards that agree to film in Maryland in return for tax credits aren't providing sustained economic developme...
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A number of D.C. United fans came out to support the proposed soccer stadium deal at a D.C. Council hearing last night, but the proposal continues to face questions from skeptical legislators. The $300 million deal — $150 million from D.C. in land and infrastructure, $150 mil...
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Prosecutors say they need more time to look for potential victims in the case involving Rabbi Barry Freundel, who led a congregation in Georgetown and is accused of secretly filming women. Freundel, who's facing misdemeanor charges of voyeurism for allegedly secretly filming six women, was back in court for a brief appearance Wednesday. Prosecutors say they need mo...
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Activists in D.C. say they plan to file a lawsuit to stop a rail tunnel project in southeast Washington. Last week, the federal government gave the go-ahead to CSX Transportation in its effort to rebuild a century-old rail tunnel along Virginia Avenue. For months there has been a contentious battle between the freight rail company and activists that oppose the deal...
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A long-delayed analysis of the D.C. soccer stadium proposal is raising new questions about the deal. Consultants hired by the D.C. Council to study the deal found both good and bad aspects. They found there are substantial rewards for the city if the sta...
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Click on the image above for an interactive map of the D.C. election results Muriel Bowser emerged victorious in Tuesday's heavily contested D.C. may...
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Candidates in D.C.'s mayoral race crisscrossed the city today, bouncing from precinct to precinct hoping to convince undecided voters. Turnout appears to be up from April's primary. That's based on the number of early ballots cast and anecdotal evidence from precincts across the District. ...
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Voters head to the polls today in D.C. to select a new mayor, a new attorney general and to decide, among other things, whether marijuana should be legal. These important results could delayed if the city’s elections board continues its vote-count woes. Election officials in the nation’s capital have a history of delays, defects and other vote count debacles. A...
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The U.S. Attorney's office is appointing an elections day officer to monitor and "protect the integrity of elections in D.C." Jonathan Hooks, an assistant U.S. Attorney, will work with the Department of Justice to oversee complaints of election fraud and voting rights abuses in D.C. In a statement, U.S. Attorney Ron Machen, said his office has been "aggressive" at...
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Early voting is now over in the D.C. mayor's race as the campaigns gear up for tomorrow's election. The D.C. Board of Elections reports more than 25,000 people cast ballots at early voting stations across the city — an increase of nearly 50 percent over the primary in April. General elections are usually an afterthought in D.C. politics, where more than three out...
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Colleagues of Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee remembered the legendary newsman for his courage and tenacity at a funeral service held at the Washington National Cathedral. In the stone cathedral known as the nation's spiritual home, powerful officials and dozens upon dozens of the country's most accomplished journalists filled the oak pews to honor Bradlee and celebrate h...
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Hillary Rodham Clinton is scheduled to come to Maryland to help Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's campaign for governor. Brown's campaign announced Clinton is planning to attend a rally on Thursday to urge voters to the polls. The event will be held at the University of Maryland, College Park, in the Ritchie Coliseum, five days before Election Day. It's the second big rally...