Today’s edition of quick hits:
* The Justice Department today filed a civil suit against radical Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio, “accusing him of discrimination and retaliating against his critics.”
* Violence may yet return in Central Africa: “Sudan and South Sudan have yet to resolve a number of prickly and vital issues, not least of which is how to demarcate a border of more than 1,000 miles and share billions of dollars of oil revenue.”
* Oh my: “Ten alleged members of a white supremacist group training near Orlando and Disney World for a ‘race war’ have been rounded up in a series of arrests in central Florida, authorities said on Tuesday” (thanks to R.P. for the tip).
* Though he’d hoped to avoid it, Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.) will be investigated by the House Ethics Committee.
* It’s hard to believe, but Rep. Robert Dold, a Republican from Illinois, defended Planned Parenthood yesterday, and argued the group enabled underprivileged women to receive “basic, preventive, and in some cases, life-saving” care.
* And Ed Gillespie, one of Mitt Romney’s top campaign advisors, told msnbc this morning that the Republican will use marriage as a campaign issue and will fight for an anti-gay constitutional amendment if elected. There wasn’t much in the way of wiggle room there.