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    Congress has retaken Capitol Hill after a summer recess full of raucous town meetings and heated rhetoric. But health care, the focus of President Obama’s speech Wednesday night, isn’t the only major challenge confronting U.S. lawmakers. Also on the legislative agenda are a cap-and-trade bill to limit carbon emissions; financial regulation to prevent a repeat of the economic crisis of one year ago; and, on this 8th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, national security concerns ranging from two wars to a probe of interrogations. Joining Marty today to survey the political landscape are Wall Street Journal Capitol Hill reporter NAFTALI BENDAVID and CHRISTOPHER HAYES, Washington DC editor for The Nation Magazine. Listen to the mp3

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