Midday Newscast: January 12, 2008

Patrick Leahy plans a hearing later this week on President-elect Barack Obama’s nomination of Eric Holder to be attorney general; Vermont Yankee says one of the leaks at the nuclear power plant has been fixed;

Sanders praised by The Nation magazine

The Nation magazine – which describes itself as "the flagship of the left" – has labeled Senator Bernie Sanders as the most vital voice on progressive issues in the U.S. Senate.

Vermont Party Chairs Forum

Political parties play a key role in the elections.  Wednesday evening at 7, the chairs of the Republican, Democratic and Progressive parties talk with Bob Kinzel about the issues they stand for and their strategies for the November Election.  See VPR’s complete debate schedule.