Obama to Address Joint Session of Congress to Retake Control of Health Care Debate.

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President Obama will address the country before a joint session of Congress on September 9–a key element of his bid to take charge of the health care debate as Congress returns to session after a grueling August recess.

The event will occur two days after Obama appears at a Labor day event with the AFL-CIO, which is insisting on the inclusion of the public option.

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