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Consumer groups warn dismantling net neutrality could stymie startup innovation

April 25, 2014
The Federal Communications Commission is on the brink of changing the longstanding net neutrality principle, which allows consumers unfettered access to web content, and limits the ability of Internet service providers to block or filter material. New guidelines would allow some companies to charge more for faster service. Gwen Ifill talks to Cecilia Kang of The Washington Post about what’s at stake.

Obama in Asia, Mideast Peace Talks, SCOTUS on Affirmative Action and Clemency Criteria

April 25, 2014
Obama's four-nation tour of Asia, Israel's decision to suspend Mid-East peace
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

How should colleges ensure diversity?

April 24, 2014
The Supreme Court upheld a ban on affirmative action in Michigan; at least seven other states have enacted similar laws. A New York Times study looking at five states found that African-American and Latino enrollment fell immediately at flagship schools. Gwen Ifill gets views from Dennis Parker of the American Civil Liberties Union and Roger Clegg of the Center for Equal Opportunity.
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Why the White House is turning its attention to Asia

April 24, 2014
President Obama’s four-nation Asia tour marks a policy shift toward the continent, which has been overshadowed by international concerns in the Middle East, and now the Ukraine crisis. Gwen Ifill talks to former State Department Official Kurt Campbell and Michael Auslin of the American Enterprise Institute about the purpose behind the president’s trip.
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Why the Supreme Court upheld Michigan’s right to ban affirmative action

April 23, 2014
Dealing a blow to proponents of affirmative action, the Supreme Court ruled 6-2 in favor of a Michigan ballot initiative that banned public colleges from using race as a factor in admissions. For analysis on the court’s reasoning, Gwen Ifill talks to Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal.
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Was the Supreme Court ruling a setback for voting rights?

April 22, 2014
In the months since the Supreme Court struck down a key portion of the Voting Rights Act, five states have tightened access to voting. The ruling has sparked nationwide debate, and the Obama administration is pushing back with an investigation. Gwen Ifill gets views from Kareem Crayton of University of North Carolina School of Law and David Lewis, a North Carolina state representative.

Ukraine Crisis, Defending Obamacare, Campaign Fundraising, Domestic Terrorism

April 18, 2014
Sebelius steps down, pay inequality, political dynasties and the Civil Rights Act
April 18 2014
Webcast Extra

Webcast Extra: Obama's Asia Pivot, Rand Paul's GOP Rise & Google's DC Footprint

April 18, 2014
Obama travels to Asia, and Rand Paul battles for the Republican Party's future
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U.S. grapples with how to assist Ukraine

April 17, 2014
Chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner joins Gwen Ifill to analyze the involvement and guidance coming from the U.S., as the Ukrainian military attempts to reclaim territory in the eastern part of the country. They also discuss the upcoming diplomacy talks in Geneva between Secretary of State John Kerry and other officials from Russia, Ukraine and the European Union.