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Programming notes

*** Thursday’s “The Daily Rundown” line-up: Rep. James Lankford (R-OK), Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) join guest host Chris Cillizza to discuss the latest on the debt ceiling and government shutdown from Capitol Hill…and we will get reports on the latest developments from NBC’s Luke Russert, Michael Isikoff and Mark Murray. NBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin joins us to discuss the abduction (and release) of the Libyan Prime Minister earlier today…Plus Democratic Consultant Angela Rye, Buzzfeed’s Washington Bureau Chief John Stanton and former Bush White House Political Director Sara Fagen join the Gaggle.

*** Thursday’s “NOW with Alex Wagner” line-up: Alex Wagner’s guests include MSNBC’s Karen Finney, the Huffington Post’s Ryan Grim, the Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart, and New York Magazine’s Jonathan Chait.

*** Thursday’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” line-up: NBC’s Andrea Mitchell interviews Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, Rep. James Clyburn, Rep. Jeb Hensarling, Fisher House Foundation Chairman Ken Fisher and the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza.

*** Thursday’s “News Nation with Tamron Hall” line-up: MSNBC’s Tamron Hall interviews Kenneth and Jaquelyn Johnson (who are demanding an inquest after their son was found dead in a school gym, smothered by wrestling mats), Michael Smerconish, the San Francisco Chronicle’s Vivian Ho, and’s Irin Carmon on CA’s new abortion law.