Sanders speculation — In his Saturday story questioning whether Sen. Bernie Sanders might run for president in 2016, Burlington Free Press reporter Sam Hemingway didn't get much more out of the senator than Playboy did last month. Oddly, Hemingway never directly quoted Sanders expressing interest in a run. But the story sure caught the attention of the D.C. press corps, which took it as a sure sign that Bernie's running. We remain skeptical.
Sen. Patrick Leahy — The Senate's elder statesman spent years trying to keep junior members of his party from blowing up the filibuster. On Thursday, even he gave in. The upshot for the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman is that his panel will no longer serve as a graveyard for failed judicial nominees.
Keno — The legislature's Joint Fiscal Committee doesn't seem eager to gamble on Keno, the game of chance the Vermont Lottery Commission is considering for Vermont bars and restaurants. Will it go the way of former governor Jim Douglas' lotto privatization scheme?