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Grapevine: Harry Reid's stunning accusation

And now some fresh pickings from the Political Grapevine...

Answer Man

Senate Majority leader Harry Reid claims to know why Governor Mitt Romney is refusing to release all his tax returns.

Reid tells the Huffington Post -- he got a call from a Bain Capital investor who said- quote

"Harry, he didn't pay any taxes for 10 years."

Reid would not give the tipster's name -- and admitted he cannot be certain the accusation is true.

Reid also invoked Romney’s late father-- George -- who released 12 years of returns when he ran for president.

"His poor father must be so embarrassed about his son."

"Using insults about a father-son relationship is a step too far."

The Romney camp responded-- "using insults about a father-son relationship is a step too far."

Green for the Gold

Speaking of taxes-- American athletes who win medals at the Olympics-- will have checks to write to Uncle Sam.

Prizes of $10,000 $15,000 and $25,000 accompany the bronze-- silver and gold respectively.

However the Olympians won't take all of that home.

Taxes owed on a bronze medal itself -- and the cash bonus -- amount to $3,500-- followed by $5,400 for silver-- and nearly $9,000 for gold.

Florida Senator Marco Rubio-- introduced The Olympic Tax Elimination Act today-- and says --

"Our tax code is a complicated and burdensome mess that too often punishes success, and the tax imposed on Olympic medal winners is a classic example of this madness."


And finally-- two generals in Belarus -- lost their jobs-- for allowing teddy bears in the country's air space.

A Swedish plane flew over the authoritarian state several weeks ago-- and dropped the stuffed animals-- carrying slogans supporting human rights.

The incident was denied until president Alexander Lukashenko-- also known as Europe's last dictator-- dropped the hammer on the generals.