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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.


Articles Written by Patrick Madden

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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...
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D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier is pushing back against criticism of what some say are aggressive police tactics in the city. The killing of an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Missouri by a police officer sparked unrest and shined a spotlight across the nation on the relationship between police and the community. Here in D.C. that focus has largely centered on the police depart...
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After a prominent rabbi was arrested on voyeurism charges, several local universities where he taught classes are reaching out to students who may have had contact with him. Towson University in Maryland announced it has launched an internal investigation after it was discovered that Rabbi B...
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With less than two weeks until Election Day, a new poll commissioned by WAMU 88.5's The Kojo Nnamdi Show and the Washington City Paper finds Muriel Bowser with a double-digit lead over her competitors. The poll finds the Ward 4 D.C. Council member and Democratic nominee in first place with 44 percent support. The other Council member in the race, Independen...
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D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier met with members of a synagogue where a prominent rabbi was arrested and charged with voyeurism. Rabbi Barry Freundel is accused of secretly videotaping six women getting ready to shower or use the Jewish ritual bath known as a mikvah. He was arrested and charged with six counts of voyeurism. Lanier met with members of the modern Ort...
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D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier is meeting tonight with members of the Georgetown synagogue where a prominent rabbi was arrested and charged last week with voyeurism. Last week, Rabbi Barry Freundel was arrested and charged with six counts of voyeurism. He's accused of secretly videotaping w...
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The head of D.C. Department of Health says the city is prepared for any possible outbreaks of the Ebola virus. Dr. Joxel Garcia says the District is more at risk of having a patient with Ebola turn up because its is an international city with three major airports, including Dulles International, one of the major international hubs. "The more your exposed to intern...
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Rabbi Barry Freundel is pleading not guilty to charges he secretly filmed women who were bathing at a Georgetown synagogue. He was arrested earlier this week on misdemeanor voyeurism charges. Freundel didn't say a word as he left the courthouse, got in a car, and sped away yesterday. Emma Shulevitz was there with her husband to watch the Rabbi face the charges in p...