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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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This year's race for mayor will go down as the most expensive campaign in District history. With all of this money flowing in, it can be hard to keep track of where the cash is coming from.D.C. campaign finance laws are modeled after federal laws, with one big difference: Corporations and unions are allowed to directly contribute to local campaigns. And some companies may have ...
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This year's race for mayor will go down as the most expensive campaign in District history. With all of this money flowing in, it can be hard to keep track of where the cash is coming from.D.C. campaign finance laws are modeled after federal laws, with one big difference: Corporations and unions are allowed to directly contribute to local campaigns. And some companies may have ...
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After two years of gains under D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee, in the latest round of standardized tests, elementary scores have fallen.Math and reading scores for elementary school students dropped 4.5 points from last year, according to preliminary D.C. CAS test results. At the same time, scores for high school students in math and reading jumped 3 and 4 points respect...
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After two years of gains under D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee, in the latest round of standardized tests, elementary scores have fallen.Math and reading scores for elementary school students dropped 4.5 points from last year, according to preliminary D.C. CAS test results. At the same time, scores for high school students in math and reading jumped 3 and 4 points respect...
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By Patrick MaddenD.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee says she believes the city has found the money to fund the proposed teachers contract.The tentative agreement relies on private donations to help fund salary increases for teachers. But the Districts Chief Financial Officer Natwar Gandhi has refused to certify the contract until the city shows it can pay for the deal...
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A white supremacist charged with killing a security guard at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum is scheduled to be arraigned this week in federal court. James von Brunn, the 89-year-old suspected shooter, was indicted in July on seven counts, including first-degree murder, bias-motivated crime, and killing in a federal building. Four of the charges make him eligible for the death pena...
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The Maryland Department of Agriculture is closing three of its five animal health laboratories. The department says laboratories in Centreville, Oakland and College Park will close, while facilities in Salisbury and Frederick will remain open. The Frederick facility will specialize in livestock diagnostics and the Salisbury facility will continue to focus on poultry. The three facilit...
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On Saturday, Senator Edward Kennedy will be buried in Virginia near the gravesites of his slain brothers, President John Kennedy and Senator Robert Kennedy. Senator Kennedy will be buried among America's heroes on the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery. On a quiet Virginia hillside Wednesday, visitors streamed past the existing Kennedy graves of Robert, John, Jacqueline, and P...
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School systems around the Washington region are bracing for the impact of swine flu this school year. Kathleen Black is the principal at H.D. Cooke Elementary School in Northwest D.C. These days, educators shoulder a number of responsibilities, but they now face a new challenge: the H1N1 virus or swine flu.Federal officials are warning educators that swine flu could disrupt sch...
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With classes set to begin today in D.C. schools, teachers in the District already have a big homework assignment. Teachers were given a 200-page volume last week called the "DCPS Teaching and Learning Framework." It outlines Chancellor Michelle Rhee's expectations for teacher performance.Teachers will receive revamped evaluations based in part on the new framework. A group of "...