Some of us -- either our friends from Oregon or Ohio -- should be getting ready for a breakfast of champions on Tuesday morning.
1) Step one: The Philadelphia Inquirer publishes a report that says a grand jury investigating leaks from the attorney general's office has recommended charges against AG Kathleen Kane. Step two: Ms. Kane fires back, characterizing the report as "another political attack."
2) It also didn't take long for Ms. Kane's lawyer, Washington crisis manager Lanny Davis, to pick up the drumbeat as well. Before a group of reporters on Saturday, Mr. Davis the investigation is driven by "men who have political agendas to railroad Kathleen Kane out of office and destroy her career." We'll find out soon whether Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman files charges in the case.
3) The newly seated General Assembly has opted to forgo a lame-duck session, but Gov. Tom Corbett decided that making at least one appointment just before Gov.-elect Tom Wolf is sworn in would be OK. Mr. Corbett named Erik Arneson, an aide to state Sen. Dominic Pileggi, to lead the state's Office of Open Records; the appointment means a Republican will lead the office for the next six years. But Mr. Wolf said the timing of the appointment as "the kind of thing that makes people legitimately skeptical about their public servants.''
4) The Chris Christie Football Tour continued last weekend, with the New Jersey governor traveling to Green Bay to watch his beloved Dallas Cowboys lose to the Packers. After the game, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan – the Wisconsin Republican 2012 vice-presidential nominee who may have designs on another run in 2016 – couldn't resist a poke at Christie's man-hugs with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.
5) Speaking of football: Let's take just a moment to say that we think this college football playoff thing is going to work out OK.