Power in a political mush

The delicate political balance emerging from this month's general election in the US adds importance to a future Supreme Court decision already crucial to the oil and gas industry.At this writing, outcome of the presidential race still awaited vote recounts in Florida and settlement of related legal issues. Whatever the outcome, the winner will take office with no mandate and the need to address questions about legitimacy of his victory.Congressional outcomes are almost as equivocal as the presidential quagmire. Republicans keep control of the House of Representatives, having won 220 seats to the Democrats' 211 and independents' 2, with 2 seats undecided. Republicans also keep...

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