It's time for a reality check: Politics and business don't mix, and that is especially true if you are in the energy business today.There are claims that energy industry executives "lied" when they testified before Congress last week, and that has Democrats smelling blood. The claim is that at least two companies, Exxon Mobil (XOM - Get Report) and ConocoPhillips (COP - Get Report), had officials participate in the now-infamous 2001 Cheney Energy Task Force. Both companies' executives testified before Congress last week that they were not involved in the proceedings.
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