(CNN) - Four weeks. Four major legal rulings. What the Supreme Court decides by the end of June could fundamentally change lives and legacies on a range of politically explosive issues.
The justices will meet in at least five public sessions to release opinions in its remaining 30 cases, among them some the most strongly-contested legal and social issues they have confronted in decades.
(CNN) - Since stepping down as secretary of state earlier this year, Hillary Clinton has largely stayed out of the public eye, though she is soon to hit the public speaking circuit.
But on Monday, Clinton appeared at a Memorial Day parade in New Castle, New York with Democratic governor, Andrew Cuomo.
CNN’s POLITICAL GUT CHECK | for May 27, 2013 | 3 p.m.
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JUST IN: Sen. John McCain was in Syria today and met with rebel leaders, the senator’s Communications Director Brian Rogers confirmed to CNN. – Rachel Streitfeld LINK
Gut Check DVR: This Memorial Day, CNN Chief Washington Correspondent and Anchor of “The Lead” Jake Tapper reports on a soldier's heroic efforts from one of the deadliest fights of the Afghan war. His report, "An American Hero: The Uncommon Valor of Clint Romesha," runs today at 4 p.m. ET. LINK
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What caught our eye today in politics
As the nation observes Memorial Day, CNN is honoring the fallen by spotlighting a U.S. casualty from the Afghanistan and Iraq wars every hour on CNN.com in “100 Hours, 100 Faces.” They're from every state and from every branch of the U.S. military. They're 18 years old and 60; they're sons and daughters, mothers and fathers. And they're just 100 of the more than 8,000 U.S. and coalition troops who have died. LINK
(CNN) - Sen. John McCain visited rebels in Syria on Monday, his communications director confirmed to CNN, making the Arizona Republican the highest ranking elected official from the United States to visit the war-torn country.
Brian Rogers confirmed a report that originally appeared on The Daily Beast, which indicated McCain entered Syria through Turkey, and remained in the country for several hours.
Washington (CNN) – More and more Americans are concerned about the situation in civil-war ravaged Syria, according to a new national survey.
(CNN) - Is Donald Trump once again thinking about making a run for the White House?
The real estate mogul and reality TV star has been invited this year to more than a dozen Republican party or conservative political events, and the campaign research Trump spent $1 million on in 2011 remains relevant, a top Trump spokesman told CNN Monday.
(CNN) - President Barack Obama gave a special salute Monday to Americans who lost their lives fighting in the Korean War, noting the upcoming 60th anniversary of the conflict's end, and asked Americans to remember the troops' work in Afghanistan as that war winds down.
"Last Memorial Day, I stood here and spoke about how, for the first time in nine years, Americans were no longer fighting and dying in Iraq. Today, a transition is under way in Afghanistan, and our troops are coming home," the president said after laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns. "This time next year, we will mark the final Memorial Day of our war in Afghanistan."FULL STORY
(CNN) – Four of Hollywood's hottest young actresses are in the running for the political role of a lifetime: Hillary Clinton.
According to The Independent, Scarlett Johansson, Reese Witherspoon, Jessica Chastain and Amanda Seyfried are all up for the part of Clinton in the upcoming biopic "Rodham," which focuses on Clinton's time as a House Judiciary Committee lawyer in her twenties. She served as a counsel to the committee during the Watergate scandal.
(CNN) - President Obama's headaches don't go away just because Congress is in recess. CNN's Dan Lothian reports.
Washington (CNN) - A majority of Americans still oppose the nation's new health care measure, three years after it became law, according to a new survey.
But a CNN/ORC International poll released Monday also indicates that more than a quarter of those who oppose the law, known by many as Obamacare, say they don't support the measure because it doesn't go far enough.