Today's edition of quick hits:
* Afghanistan: "U.S.-led troops handed complete control of security to Afghanistan authorities Tuesday -- an act of faith in country's fledgling police and army in the face of near-constant insurgent attacks."
Kabul blast kills 3 on day of military handoverJune 18, 201301:17
* Great potential: "The Taliban signaled a breakthrough in efforts to open Afghan peace negotiations on Tuesday, announcing the opening of a political office in Qatar and new readiness to talk with American and Afghan officials, who said in turn that they would travel to meet insurgent negotiators there within days."
* Is the White House moving past efforts to reduce gun violence? According to Vice President Biden, the exact opposite is true.
* Ted Cruz hopes to make sure Latino voters never back GOP candidates again: "The 7-2 ruling written by Justice Antonin Scalia prompted Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to announce an amendment to the Senate bill that would permit states to require people to prove their citizenship before registering to vote."
* Gitmo: "The Obama administration Monday lifted a veil of secrecy surrounding the status of the detainees at Guantánamo, for the first time publicly naming the four dozen captives it defined as indefinite detainees -- men too dangerous to transfer but who cannot be tried in a court of law."
* Nice gig: "Secretary of State John Kerry announced Tuesday he is appointing former Sen. Russ Feingold of Wisconsin to be the new special envoy to the African Great Lakes region."
* If the White House is listening, I'm hoping Christina Romer fills the looming vacancy: "President Obama suggested that he was likely to nominate a new Federal Reserve chairman later this year, saying in a television interview aired late Monday that the current chairman, Ben S. Bernanke, had 'already stayed a lot longer than he wanted or he was supposed to.'"
* What's worse than former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) trying to work on national security issues? Scott Brown trying to work on national security issues with former Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn).
* The mayor of a major Canadian city resigned today, but it wasn't Toronto Mayor Rob Ford.
Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.