Today’s edition of quick hits:
* A rare signing ceremony: “President Obama on Wednesday signed an ethics bill that bans insider trading by members of Congress and requires thousands of federal employees to disclose information about their personal finances.”
* Tehran’s delays: “Iran’s foreign minister raised new doubts Wednesday about the resumption of international talks over its disputed nuclear program, saying the location may not be Turkey – as previously agreed – and suggested Iraq and China as possible alternate hosts.”
* Joe Arpaio’s latest antics: “The standoff between the federal government and a high-profile Arizona sheriff accused of discriminating against Hispanics escalated Tuesday when settlement negotiations fell through and the Justice Department threatened to sue the sheriff.”
* Mitt Romney wants more scrutiny of the presidential candidates. That’s a good idea.
* A congressional resolution on Trayvon Martin is now pending in the U.S. House.
* Connecticut appears poised to repeal the death penalty, but the process isn’t easy.
* And whatever your politics, the Google Art Project at the White House is pretty damn cool.
Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.