Commentary: It's Back To Charm School For Microsoft

If Washington lobbyists competed for a Chutzpah Award, this year's winner would surely be Team Microsoft. For more than a year, the software giant's hired guns have lobbied Congress to deny the Justice Dept.'s Antitrust Div. the fat budget hike needed to keep up with a flood of mergers and enforcement actions. Those are the same trustbusters who happen to be suing Microsoft Corp. for abusing its alleged monopoly power against smaller rivals.

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