Must Read- April 23, 2014: Nixon Impeachment, Smoking Ban, IRS Bonuses
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Impeachment hearings start today against Governor Nixon. There are two articles of impeachment against him. One from State Rep. Nick Marshall regarding the definition of marriage and another from State Rep. Mike Moon over Nixon's failure to fill vacant seats.
- Missouri lawmakers take first step to impeach Gov. Nixon. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Governor Nixon is going around the state trash-talking the tax cut legislation that was passed.
- Nixon questions Sinquefield involvement in latest tax cut bill. (PoliticMo)
- Nixon: bill eliminates income tax. (News-Leader)
- Senate Bill 509
Kansas City Sniper:
Mohammed Pedro Whitaker is being charged for the multiple shootings on Kansas City highways.
- Mohammed Pedro Whitaker ID'd as KC highway shooter. (Breitbart)
- Ammo found beside road helped break Kansas City highway shooter case. (CNN)
- Kansas City highway shooting: Suspect is charged with 18 felonies. (LA Times)
Vice President Joe Biden is in Ukraine. He had an interesting comment for their political leaders.
- Biden in Ukraine: "Thank you for making me feel relevant again." (The Weekly Standard)
Vice News American journalist, Simon Ostrovsky, has been kidnapped in Ukraine while Vice President Biden was visiting the country.
- OSCE calls for release of American Ostrovsky, other journalists in eastern Ukraine. (Kyiv Post)
- US confirms American journalist detained in Ukraine. (CBS News)
- Ukraine separatists reportedly holding American-Israeli journalist. (Jerusalem Post)
John Kerry said that the challenges he faced are harder than those who had to handle the Cold War.
The Branson city council is considering banning smoking in public places.
- Branson leaders push for public smoking ban. (KY3)
- Branson business owners see both sides. (Branson Tri-Lakes)
1,146 IRS employees received bonuses. Over $1 million of those bonus dollars went to employees who didn't pay their federal taxes.
- IRS workers who didn't pay taxes get bonuses. (USA Today)
The New York Police Department asked people to share their photos with NYPD and it didn't go quite like they thought it would.