CNN’s POLITICAL GUT CHECK | for May 27, 2013 | 3 p.m.
— n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle
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