WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressional Democrats are distancing themselves from President Barack Obama, their relationship strained by the troubles with the health care law for which many in the president's party put themselves on the line.
Some in the president's party are confronting administration officials, siding with Republicans on limits to the law, or proposing their own legislative fixes. And everyone's got their eye on Saturday, Obama's self-imposed deadline for the sign-up website to work well for the majority of people. However well it works, Republicans are pressing ahead with an aggressive effort to tie virtually every Democrat to the law and its failures. Democrats say the problem is mostly technical, not the law itself. Both parties are lining up real Americans to testify to the law's strengths and weaknesses.
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