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Programming notes

*** Thursday’s “Daily Rundown” line-up: Democratic candidate Elizabeth Colbert Busch on her bid for the open House seat in South Carolina… Mayor Anthony Foxx (D) of Charlotte, NC, and Mayor Robert Cluck (R) of Arlington, TX, on the SCOTUS consideration of a Voting Rights Act challenge and what big spending cuts mean for their cities… NBC’s Anne Thompson and George Weigel with the latest on Pope Benedict’s departure… Plus National Review’s Jim Geraghty, Politico’s Manu Raju and former Obama Admin. Communications Director Anita Dunn join the Gaggle.

*** Thursday’s “Jansing & Co.” line-up: MSNBC’s Chris Jansing interviews Rep. Diane Black, Chuck Loveless, Beth Reinhard and Ruth Marcus. Also: Carl Bernstein, Father Robert Barron, Father John Bartunek, and Liz Lev.

*** Thursday’s “MSNBC Live with Thomas Roberts” line-up: MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts anchors live coverage of Pope Benedict’s final moments as Pope and also will interview Father John Bartunek and Elizabeth Lev of Duquesne University, both from Rome… He’ll also interview Rev. Al Sharpton, Martin Luther King III, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT), political strategist Angela Rye, MSNBC contributor and Republican strategist Susan Del Percio, and the Washington Post’s Dana Milbank.

*** Thursday’s “NOW with Alex Wagner” line-up: Alex Wagner’s guests include the New Yorker’s Rick Hertzberg, Dem strategist Karen Finney, MSNBC.com’s Richard Wolffe, Bloomberg’s Josh Green, the Brady Campaign’s Colin Goddard, and the Washington Post’s EJ Dionne

*** Thursday’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” line-up: NBC’s Andrea Mitchell Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Ambassador Nicholas Burns, Ambassador Christopher Hill, Secretary Shaun Donovan,  NBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin and Anne Thompson, and The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza.

*** Thursday’s “News Nation with Tamron Hall” line-up: MSNBC’s Tamron Hall interviews writer Elizabeth Lev, James Salt from Catholics United, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), the Atlantic’s Molly Ball, and Democratic strategist Chris Kofinis.