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11:10 AM, May 6, 2010 • By MARY KATHARINE HAM
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This did not save this morning, for some reason (probably user error), so here it is now. Apologies.

The Daily Grind

This Pennsylvania tax commercial is not a joke.

How much will American taxpayers end up paying part of Greece's IMF bailout? "The U.S. role comes from its obligations to the IMF, which is lending an additional $39 billion as part of the Greek package. The U.S. pays roughly in proportion to its stake in the IMF, as do other countries, if the IMF's board votes to approve the package on Sunday, as expected."

Way to go, California: "Five students at a South Bay high school stirred up some controversy Wednesday for wearing t-shirts depicting red, white and blue American flags on Cinco de Mayo. School officials at Live Oak High in Morgan Hill told the students they had to go home if they wouldn’t turn the shirts inside out."

Martha Stewart and Sarah Palin were in the same room, and there was no rumble.

Meet the NYPD's undercover jihadi.

Oops: "Though his agency was charged with coordinating the federal response to the major oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Department of the Interior chief of staff Tom Strickland was in the Grand Canyon with his wife last week participating in activities that included white-water rafting, ABC News has learned."

Brilliant: The Crash the Tea Party guy is blaming the Tea Party for the Times Square bombing.

"Democrats acknowledge that a few more potential retirements are lurking as filing deadlines approach in a series of states but believe that the number of additional retirees will be in the low single digits."

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