Explore current and historical political parties, map party control, and learn about polarization.
President Reagan's nominee for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Robert Bork, found his nomination defeated in the Senate. His name subsequently became a verb, meaning 'to attack or defeat a nominee unfairly through an organized campaign of harsh public criticism or vilification'.
Visualize the first time in history a cabinet nominee's confirmation ended in a tie.
The Senate failed, barely, to secure a two-thirds majority in favor of convicting President Andrew Johnson
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