Today’s edition of quick hits:
* Talking about talking: “Iran and six world powers ended two days of difficult talks on Iran’s disputed nuclear program on Thursday with no clear signs of progress, but they agreed to reconvene for more negotiations in Moscow next month.”
* European mess: “Economic reports Thursday showed Europe’s prospects dimming as the long battle to defend the euro zone continued to undermine confidence and raised the prospect of a renewed cycle of demands for austerity.”
* Quite a career: “Patrick J. Fitzgerald, the United States attorney who oversaw the criminal prosecutions of successive Illinois governors on corruption charges as well as of the former Bush administration White House aide I. Lewis Libby Jr., will resign at the end of June, the Justice Department announced Wednesday.”
* There’s a terrific story behind this beautiful White House photo.
* What a shame: “The New Orleans Times-Picayune, which distinguished itself amid great adversity during Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, is about to enact large staff cuts and may cut back its daily print publishing schedule.”
* Michael Fumento worked for Reagan and wrote for National Review, but he just can’t take the radicalized right anymore.
* Former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-Wyo.) keeps finding new ways to annoy people.
* Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.), hoping to end his birther mess, wrote an extended apology in the Denver Post, conceding that his comments were “boneheaded.”
* Speaking of boneheaded, Fox News’ attacks on Fairleigh Dickinson University are misguided. (Don’t blame the messenger, Fox.)
Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.