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Supreme Court vacancy watch Day 247: Time runs out for nominees, a Democratic Senate can fix that

It's Tuesday, October 18, and Day 247 since Justice Antonin Scalia died and Mitch McConnell decided no nominee would get any Senate attention: No meetings, no hearings, no votes. It's also Day 216 since Merrick Garland was nominated by President Obama to fill that vacancy.  Senate Republicans are holding on by their fingernails to the hope that they'll keep the majority and have the chance to keep denying President Obama confirmation of his nominees until the bitter end.
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