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Ahead on the 8/14 Maddow show

Tonight's guests include:Karen Finney, msnbc political analyst and columnist for "The Hill", and former communications director for the

Tonight's guests include:

Karen Finney, msnbc political analyst and columnist for "The Hill", and former communications director for the Democratic Party

Steve Schmidt, Republican political strategist and an msnbc contributor

Here's tonight's soundtrack.

And here's executive producer Bill Wolff with a preview of tonight's show: