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PROMISES, PROMISES: GOP drops some out of the gate

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House Speaker John BoehnerRepublicans have already violated some of the vows they made in taking stewardship of the House.

Their pledge to cut $100 billion from the budget in one year won't be kept.

And for a coming vote seeking to repeal the health care overhaul, the first major initiative of the new Congress, lawmakers won't be allowed to propose changes to the legislation despite Republican promises to end such heavy-handed tactics from the days of Democratic control.

A look at some of the Republican promises in the campaign that delivered them control of the House, and their prospects now:

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