Patrick Madden

WAMU reporter

Patrick Madden appears in the following:

Ruling Against D.C.'s Gun Law Sends Local Officials Scrambling

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A federal judge struck down the city's ban on carrying handguns in public. The latest ruling follows a Supreme Court decision in 2008 that overturned the city's blanket ban on handgun ownership.

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Dogged By Scandal, DC Incumbent Goes Down In Primary

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

The incumbent mayor of the nation's capital will not be re-elected. A federal investigation into Vincent Gray's 2010 campaign, along with allegations lodged just weeks before the election, helped propel his closest opponent to a surprise double-digit victory in the Democratic primary.


Washington Landmarks Get Unwelcome Paint Job

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Green paint has been showing up on historic landmarks in Washington, D.C. Now, a woman has been charged with defacing property after the Washington National Cathedral was splattered.


Wal-Mart Fumes Over D.C. Council Wage Vote

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Over the strong objections of Wal-Mart, the City Council in Washington D.C. has approved a bill that would require some large retailers to pay workers a minimum of $12.50 an hour. The city's minimum wage is $8.25. Wal-Mart has threatened to scrap plans to open three stores in the city if the measure is signed by the mayor and becomes law.


Will D.C.'s Streetcar Open Before 2014? There's a "65/35" Chance

Tuesday, July 02, 2013


D.C. officials say they're hopeful the city's new streetcar system will be up and running by the end of the year.

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Takeouts: Misery Index, Jobs Benefits, Gay Marriage in DC

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

  • Business Takeout:  Some financial analysts over at Moody's are suggesting that it's time for a new misery indexNew York Times finance reporter Louise Story drops by the show to explain the new formula and to calculate how miserable the U.S. economy really is...
  • Washington Takeout: Todd Zwillich says the end of the year means crunch time on Capitol Hill - and the House is rushing to get some last minute things done.
  • Equality Takeout: Patrick Madden, reporter for WAMU, reports on the D.C. city council's decision to legalize gay marriage ... as long as Congress goes along with it.

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