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Smoke from the Station Fire rises over downtown Los Angeles on Monday, Aug. 31, 2009. (AP)
Smoke from the Station Fire rises over downtown Los Angeles on Monday, Aug. 31, 2009. (AP)

Back to school. Back to the health care debate — and the president’s task of selling health care reform to the public, and members of his own party. Bill Clinton tried it 16 years ago — next week, President Obama delivers a major speech to the American people.
We’ll look at that and other stories this week: in Afghanistan, more civilian deaths, debate over more troops, and questions about its election.
Plus, more jobs numbers... a swine flu comeback ... two nightly female TV news anchors ... and jockeying for a Kennedy Senate seat.
This hour, On Point: Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
You can join the conversation. Tell us what you think — here on this page, on Twitter, and on Facebook.Guests:

Janine Zacharia, diplomatic correspondent for Bloomberg News.

Jonathan Weisman, White House reporter for The Wall Street Jounral.

Eleanor Clift, contributing editor at Newsweek.

(On Point news analyst Jack Beatty is off this week.)

This program aired on September 4, 2009.

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