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Former intelligence agency contractor Edward Snowden (C) and Sarah Harrison (L) of WikiLeaks speak to human rights representatives in Moscow's Sheremetyevo...
Former intelligence agency contractor Edward Snowden (C) and Sarah Harrison (L) of WikiLeaks speak to human rights representatives in Moscow's Sheremetyevo...
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On Saturday’s Up with Steve Kornacki, we’ll be discussing what’s happening with congressional Republicans, from the split over an Obama tax proposal, the looming government shutdown, and more. We’ll also check in on Mitch McConnell’s increasingly tough road to reelection in Kentucky, take a look back at William Scranton and Harry Byrd Jr. who both died this week, and talk about the debate over who should be the next chair of the Federal Reserve.

The owner of the Washington Redskins says he won’t change the team’s name, and now a congressional delegate, the latest in a long line of public figures, says ‘Redskins’ name is racist. Will the name ever be retired?

Russia granted Edward Snowden asylum for one year as revelations about the NSA data collection programs keep coming. We’ll talk about the latest and what it has meant for the US. Finally, as the race for mayor keeps getting weirder, we’ll take a closer look at the demographics of a NYC voter.

Joining Steve Kornacki at the table on Saturday will be:

Krystal Ball, msnbc’s “The Cycle” (@krystallball)

Evan McMorris-Santoro, White  House reporter, BuzzFeed.com (@evanMcSan)

Nia-Malika Henderson, National Political Reporter, The Washington Post (@niawapo)

Rick Wilson, Republican media consultant (@therickwilson)

Matthew Yglesias, business & economics correspondent, Slate (@mattyglesias)

Wilson Pipestem, Managing Partner, Ietan Consulting

Up on August 3: what you should know

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