Delayed in Transit: The Tipline for 26 May 2021

Responding to reports suggesting he is being considered for a leadership role at the Federal Trade Commission, Karl Racine said on Tuesday that he is happy serving as the attorney general of Washington, DC. “The FTC matter is something that the President will decide who the best person to lead is,” Racine said. As the summer approaches, the antitrust world is getting antsy as the Biden Administration has yet to name permanent heads to the US competition agencies. "Is antitrust the most important thing in the world? Not even close,” says former FTC chair William Kovacic. “[But] the clock ticks loudly at this point.”

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