David "Mudcat" Saunders, the self-appointed guru of Democratic Bubba-dom, told me to "kiss his Rebel" backside. Former Democratic National Committee chair Donnie Fowler poked me in the chest with his finger at the party's 2007 winter meetings and called me by the term commonly used to describe a more specific anatomical feature of one's derriere.
WASHINGTON -- Gov. Martin O'Malley, who is considering a run for president in 2016, raised $581,550 into a pair of political accounts in the weeks leading up to and immediately following the midterm elections.
The president's proposal to unwind Fannie May and Freddie Mac, similar to a bipartisan bill in the Senate, points the way toward meaningful reform in housing policy that doesn't eliminate the government's role in making homeownership possible for the middle class.
CHARLOTTE -- Speaking to members of Iowa's influential delegation to the Democratic convention on Wednesday, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley took a shot at several Republican governors while laying out a broad vision for the party that some suspect he hopes to one day lead.