The new Republican-led U.S. House is off to a shaky start. This week, in fact, the GOP suffered a number of legislative setbacks, as some of their Tea Party allies refused to go along.
This wasn't what the Republicans wanted—or what they promised the American public.
Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor and their troops several some important votes this week and drew criticism for failing to focus on job creation, one of the topics Republican leaders had emphasized.
NPR has the story of the GOP's very bad week. Read or listen to the report here.