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White House fires up its Obamacare spin machine

One thing we know: The first Obamacare sign-up numbers will be disappointing. Another thing we know: The White House isn’t waiting to put its spin on things. Administration officials have been lowering expectations since before sign-up began Oct. 1, urging reporters not to make a big fuss over the initial enrollment numbers. But after the website debacle, the bad press of people losing their health plans and President Barack Obama’s defense and then walk-back of his “if you like your plan, you can keep it” slogan, the White House has a tougher job on its hands.