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Obama's four-nation tour of Asia, Israel's decision to suspend Mid-East peace talks, the SCOTUS decision to uphold Michigan’s affirmative action ban at public universities, the Justice Dept.'s effort to make select prisoners eligible for presidential clemency grants. Joining Gwen: Indira Lakshmanan, Bloomberg News; Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times; Carrie Johnson, NPR; Joan Biskupic, Reuters.
In the Webcast Extra, Bloomberg News' Indira Lakshmanan discusses impending sanctions from the US and Europe for Russia's military intervention in Ukraine. What has changed with the situation on the ground since the agreement in Geneva just one week ago? Plus, the Supreme Court decided a controversial ruling on affirmative action this week. Reuters' Joan Biskupic, who's writing a book about Sonia Sotomayor, discusses the justice's strong dissent in the case.