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The Must List for Tuesday, May 13, 2014

GOP resistance on global warming makes Gore hot under collar

Gore, who said 99.99 percent of climate scientists acknowledge the planet’s climate is changing, compared the situation to a heart problem.

CPS chief vows she’ll get to the bottom of principal’s complaints

Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett vowed Monday to get to the bottom of a respected principal’s complaints — first voiced in an op-ed in the Chicago Sun-Times — that CPS bullies its principals, leaving them “paralyzed by fear.”

State GOP chief bowing out, backs county commissioner successor

After just a year at the helm, state Republican Party Chairman Jack Dorgan is ready to turn the controls over to someone else.

Metra names new police chief to get ‘antiquated’ force on track

Metra’s new police chief said Monday he wants more Metra police riding trains to protect passengers as he took over the helm of a force once blasted as “antiquated” and “in crisis.’’

Geithner wrong about “delusional” Kirk, source says

Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner writes in his memoir, released Monday, that Illinois Republican Mark Kirk was “delusional” in warning the Chinese not to buy U.S. debt — but a source who was actually at that meeting Kirk had with Chinese officials told me that Geithner, who was not present, got it wrong.


Is national GOP putting serious money into Illinois? (Crain’s Chicago Business)

As Jeb Bush eyes 2016, key question is how a presidential campaign would affect his family (The Washington Post)

DNC slams Karl Rove for Hillary Clinton ‘brain damage’ comment (Early & Often)

Who was hired at IDOT thanks to political clout? (Early & Often)

GOP trio faces questions: Too much like Obama? (Politico)

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