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What would you say in a letter to the IRS? Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld decries tax code complexity

I've occasionally jotted a note on a 1040. Usually it was to bring Internal Revenue Service attention to an attachment I included or to explain why an examiner might find an entry, shall we say, intriguing. But for the most part, I don't carry on written conversations with the tax man or woman. Show More Summary

What Does Donald Rumsfeld Have in Common with Franklin Roosevelt?

Yesterday was Tax Day, and former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld shared a letter he sent to the IRS with his Twitter followers. Rumsfeld said he did his best to fill out his taxes but says he's not sure he got it right, due to the...Show More Summary

Rumsfeld to IRS: I Am a College Graduate and Have No Idea If My Returns Are Accurate

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld penned a letter to the IRS this year that he included with his return. He tweeted it out yesterday. That I & most Americans have no idea whether our taxes are accurate tells us … Continue reading ?

Pentagon Warns More Spending Reductions Mean More Risk

For more than a year, the Pentagon declined to detail the impact of the battle-ax approach to cutting spending known as sequestration. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and his allies bet that the prospect was so dire that lawmakers would reach a $1.2 trillion deficit-reduction pact that would avert the calamity. MoreMen Charged With Toppling Ancient…

Donald Rumsfeld to IRS: My Taxes Are a Known Unknown

Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld made a splash on Tax Day by publishing a letter to the Internal Revenue Service claiming that he has no idea whether his tax returns are accurate.

Donald Rumsfeld Says He Has 'Absolutely No Idea' If He Paid His Taxes Properly

Donald Rumsfeld served as secretary of defense under both President Gerald Ford and President George W. Bush, but he can't master the tax code. Every year on Tax Day, Rumsfeld sends a letter to the IRS explaining that he doesn't know whether he did his taxes properly. Show More Summary

Sunday Show Round Up: Kathleen Sebelius’ Quiet Victory Lap

2 days agoNews : Mediaite

There was nonetheless of the valedictory to outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' exclusive on Meet the Press, and to Representative Elijah Cummings' (D-MD) full-throated defense of her.

Dropbox Under Fire for Adding Condi Rice to Board of Directors

5 days agoNews : Mediaite

The online storage service Dropbox has come under fire for appointing former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice over her past defense of warrantless wiretapping under the George W. Bush administration.

Chinese Show Off 'Soviet Era' Military Aircraft Carrier During Chuck Hagel Visit

During a diplomatic visit in which China boasted of both its military prowess and its apparent lack thereof, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has become the first American official to receive a tour of a Chinese aircraft carrier. HagelShow More Summary

Black Congresswomen Want Army to Reconsider Rules on Twists and Braids

Black women in the military have garnered the support of the women of the Congressional Black Caucus, with the powerful lawmakers sending a letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, asking him to reconsider the new grooming policies that some consider “racially biased.”

Chuck Hagel in China: Caption Contest Winners

How many words is a picture really worth? In a new feature, China Real Time is asking readers to dream up captions for a recent news photo. This week, an image from U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's visit to China.

Black caucus calls on Hagel to drop Army hair rules

Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-Brooklyn) and 15 other female members wrote Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel urging him to reconsider the rules that took effect Monday.

Hagel Gets a Gift Horse During His Visit to Mongolia

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's 10-day Asian excursion came to a close Thursday in Mongolia with a gift horse.

Idiot Sgt. Major Michael Barrett Pushes for Lower Pay for Marines Saying “It Will Raise Discipline”

Sgt. Major Michael Barrett greets Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. (American Military News) Idiot Sgt. Major Michael Barrett, the highest enlisted member of the US Marine Corps, told Congress Marines don’t need higher pay. Barrett said he believes lower pay … Continue reading ?

PHOTOS: Hagel visits Mongolia to sign agreement, receives horse.

Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel signed a joint vision statement with Mongolian Defense Minister Dashdemberal Bat-Erdene Thursday at Mongolia’s Ministry of Defense in Ulan Bator, Mongolia. The agreement calls for more U.S. Show More Summary

Seib Video: Hagel Meets Two Faces of China

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's visit to China this week captured all of the complexity of the U.S.-China relationship, as Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Seib explains in this video.

Hagel Seeks to Increase Ties With Mongolia

(ULAN BATOR, Mongolia) — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is seeking to bolster U.S. military relations with Mongolia on Thursday as he wraps up a 10-day trip to the Asia-Pacific. Hagel’s stop in Ulan Bator put him in between China and Russia, two global powers that Washington has been sparring with over territorial disputes involving…

Picture China: Xi Jinping’s Police Visit, Chuck Hagel in Beijing, Cherry Blossoms

The day's China news in pictures: Chinese president Xi Jinping visits a special police academy, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel tours Beijing, a woman takes photos of cherry blossoms and more.

Rumsfeld: The Unknowing Unknown: The Recalled and the Unrecalled

By now, most of the people interested in hearing Donald Rumsfeld's account of his service as Secretary of Defense have already learned that Errol Morris' 103 minute long interview, The Unknown Known, with the retired Rumsfeld elicited little confessional material from his smiling and smirking subject. Show More Summary

Hagel Visits Chinese Aircraft Carrier Liaoning

QINGDAO, China: On Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s first official visit to China, the Peoples’ Liberation Army allowed him, in response to a request made in January, to become the first foreign visitor to tour the sleek refitted Russian aircraft carrier […]

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