Today’s edition of quick hits:
* IRS: “A senior official at the Internal Revenue Service has told congressional investigators that two IRS employees have been disciplined in relation to the special scrutiny applied to conservative groups, Congressional sources told NBC News on Wednesday.” [Update: President Obama will deliver a statement on the IRS situation at 6 pm. eastern.]
* Iraq: “Bomb attacks in Shi’ite areas of Baghdad and in northern Iraq killed more than 35 people on Wednesday, following weeks of violence by Sunni Islamist insurgents determined to unleash sectarian confrontation.”
* Obama spoke this morning in honor of fallen law-enforcement officers who died over the last year.