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Saturday's Guests (August 18): Paul Ryan, Medicare, Ayn Rand, the Wall Street bailout & Julian Assange

On Saturday, we'll be discussing Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and the ideology of atheist philosopher Ayn Rand, who Ryan has cited as an influence. We'll delve into the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) with the former special inspector general in charge of overseeing the Wall Street bailout. And we'll explore the high-stakes diplomatic stand-off over the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Joining Chris at the table at 8am on MSNBC will be:

Neil Barofsky (@neilbarofsky), former special inspector general in charge of oversight of the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP) from 2008-2011, author of "Bailout: An Inside Account of How Washington Abandoned Main Street While Rescuing Wall Street."

Richard Belzer (@MRBelzer), comedian, actor, talk show host and author.

Michael Hastings (@mmhastings), BuzzFeed correspondent, Rolling Stone contributing editor, and author of "The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America's War in Afghanistan."

Heather McGhee (@hmcghee), vice president of policy and research at the progressive think tank Demos.

Josh Barro (@jbarro), writes "The Ticker" for Bloomberg View.

Michelle Goldberg (@michelleinbklyn), senior contributing writer for Newsweek/Daily Beast, author of "Kingdom Coming: The rise of Christian Nationalism."

Midge Slater, field organizer for Iowa Alliance for Retired Americans.

::Blogged by Katherine Guthrie (@kguth1130), production assistant for Up w/ Chris Hayes ::