by henry chajet and robert horn
Unless you’ve been off the grid — way off — or maybe off the planet, you know the political campaigns are over and the election results are final. If you are a Democrat, you might be pleased that the 2018 midterm elections have returned control of the 2019-2020 House of Representatives to your party. If you are a Republican, you might be pleased that your party retained control of the Senate and even gained a few seats on the Democrats. Either way, and practically speaking, what you can expect from all of this is legislative gridlock and two years of sharply partisan oversight investigations and hearings in the House of Representatives.