1. Third parties demand second Ohio recount (AP) This is brilliant. There were so many irregularities in the Ohio recount that they should be forced to go through the frivolous act of recounting the ballots as a punishment for their disregard for the letter of the law. To my mind, it would be sweet revenge for every third party petition signature that was challenged by the GOP or Dems on the grounds of some idiotic technicality. 2. Washington governor loser wants do-over (AP) A recount is one thing, but Dino Rossi (R) wants a revote in the Washington governor's race. Granted, the guy did have victory snatched away from him after two recounts, but this just makes him sound like a sore loser and possibly ruins his chances in 2006. Now if he had a valid claim about the votes that were already cast that weren't counted, that would be different. But come on, Dino. 3. Bush won the buggy vote (Washington Post) I wonder if they used those new electronic voting machines. Hmmm.... 4. Patrick Daley ships out (Sun-Times) 5. Duff love for the Teamsters (Sun-Times) 6. Madigan makes sure child offenders aren't working with children (Chicago Tribune) 7. More runs on the 54th/Cermak branch of the Blue Line (Chicago Tribune) Only to be cut in a few months...(?) Who knows what's going on with the CTA anymore. 8. Get ready for Cicero elections, aka "Corruption on Parade" (Chicago Tribune) 9. Chicago murder rate drops (Chicago Tribune) Chicago Police and the Mayor deserve many thanks for working to make this happen. 10. Array of taxes on table (Chicago Tribune) M.V. renews call for new Cook County Board President. Come on, somebody please run!