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'.
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The Senate's attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act narrowly failed due to a surprise defection by Sen. John McCain