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*** Friday’s “The Daily Rundown” line-up: Chuck Todd discusses the final job numbers from 2013 with Mark Zandi, the Chief Economist for Moody's Analytics. Plus, NBC's Craig Melvin and the New York Times' Jonathan Martin join Chuck to discuss the latest on Chris Christie's George Washington bridge scandal. Also, MSNBC political analyst Steve Schmidt, senior strategist for John McCain's 2008 campaign and and Ron Klain, former Chief of Staff to Vice President Biden, discuss how the vetting process for presidential candidates, especially Christie, is already beginning.  

*** Friday’s “MSNBC Live with Thomas Roberts” line-up: MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts interviews NJ State Senator Barbara Buono – who ran against Chris Christie for Governor.  He’ll also discuss the Christie scandal with former RNC Chairman Michael Steele and Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell.  We’ll talk about the marriage equality fights in Arizona and Utah with attorney Shawn Aiken and Equality Utah’s Clifford Rosky.  Today’s Agenda Panel includes The Huffington Post’s Sabrina Siddiqui,TheGrio.com contributor Zerlina Maxwell and Policy Mic’s Elizabeth Plank. 

*** Friday’s “NOW with Alex Wagner” line-up: Alex Wagner’s guests include MSNBC’s Karen Finney, the Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart, and National Journal’s Alex Seitz-Wald.

*** Friday’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” line-up: NBC’s Andrea Mitchell interviews Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, former Sen. Sam Nunn, NBC’s Chuck Todd and Pete Williams, WNYC’s Matt Katz, CNBC’s Jim Cramer, Time’s Michael Duffy, USA Today’s Susan Page, the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza.

*** Friday’s “News Nation with Tamron Hall” line-up: MSNBC’s Richard Lui, filling in for Tamron Hall, interviews NY State senator Ray Lesniak, Reuters Columnist Zachary Karabell, Sirius XM’s Michael Smerconish, and the Washington Post’s Krissah Thompson.

*** Saturday’s and Sunday’s “Weekends with Alex Witt”: As part of her weekly “Office Politics” segment, MSNBC’s Alex Witt interviews TODAY’s Kathie Lee Gifford.

*** Saturday’s“UP w/ Steve Kornacki” line-up: msnbc’s Steve Kornacki and panel will talk about what’s next for Chris Christie. A 2-hour press conference doesn’t appear to close the book on this story. And the latest with Congress and the vote to extend unemployment benefits. Will it pass the Senate? Then will the House go along too? Months ago it looked like there could be a turnaround for gay athletes in sports… but with new revelations about locker room behavior… why aren’t things changing for athletes and team sports? Plus, Saturdaywouldn’t be Saturday without America's fastest-growing, abbreviated, made-for-basic-cableSaturday morning politics and/or current events quiz show, Up Against the Clock! The panel includes New Jersey lawmakers Loretta Weinberg and John Wisniewski, The Daily Beast’s Eleanor Clift, Blake Zeff with Salon.com, Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart and host of msnbc’s “Way Too Early,” Thomas Roberts.

 *** Saturday’s “MSNBC Live Weekends” line-up at 2:00 pm ET: Craig Melvin guests include Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Erin Currier of the Pew Charitable Trusts, Bob Herbert, Distinguished senior fellow at Demos, criminology Prof. Robert Brame, Capital Prep Principal Steve Perry, Glenn Martin of the Fortune Society, MSNBC Contributor David Weigel, Washington Post’s Dana Milbank, Amy Holmes of The Blaze, former NFL attorney Jodi Balsam.

*** Sunday’s “UP w/ Steve Kornacki” line-up: msnbc’s Steve Kornacki and panel will look at the Texas governor race and how the divide between married and unmarried women could decide the political fate of Wendy Davis. And we’ll bring viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the Gillett Coon Supper! Just what is this colorful political Arkansas staple and why is it so important in the race for Senate there? Plus, Steve and the panel will look at democrats and foreign policy. Revelations in Robert Gates’ book about Iraq and Afghanistan highlight how conflicted the party has been about war… is President Obama now changing that? Plus, the art of the political tell-all! What separates one juicy tell-all from another. The panel includes Ana Marie Cox with The Guardian, former Congressman and Iraq War veteran Patrick Murphy, The Daily Beast’s Jamelle Bouie, msnbc contributor Perry Bacon, Jr. and Peter Beinart of National Journal and TheAtlantic.com.

*** Sunday’s “MSNBC Live Weekends” line-up at 3:00 pm ET:  Craig Melvin’s guests include Fmr. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood; Katherine Mangu-Ward, managing editor of Reason Magazine; Angela Rye of IMPACT Strategies; MSNBC contributor Perry Bacon; Rev. Dr. William Barber, President of North Carolina’s NAACP; Prof. Hope Jahren of Univ. of Hawaii; NBC Latino Entertainment editor Nina Terrero; Thegrio.com’s Entertainment Editor Christopher Witherspoon.