Iran Admits Losing Control of Rocket [PLUS: Student Loan Forgiveness and Manchin’s Gubernatorial Bid]

Iran Admits Rocket Troubles

We reported last week that satellite images caught what appeared to be a rocket on fire at Imam Khomeini Space Center in Iran. Iran finally acknowledged that a rocket did indeed explode on Monday.

Government spokesman Ali Rabiei released a statement via Iran’s state-led television network explaining. Rabiei claims a technical malfunction caused the rocket to explode during a routine test. However, few details have been given about what exactly this means. The leader only confirmed there were no signs of sabotage and no fatalities occurred.

Shortly after the photo was released to the public, President Trump clarified that the US wasn’t involved with the “catastrophic accident.”

New Student Loan Forgiveness Rule

The Liberals love to give Education Secretary Betsy DeVos a hard time, but even they have to admit that her new rule on loan forgiveness will be a huge benefit to many college students who were scammed out of a good education.

DeVos decided to rewrite an Obama-era regulation known as the borrower defense repayment rule. This rule protected students from colleges who closed down or declared bankruptcy during enrollment or shortly after graduation.

“If a school defrauds students, it must be held accountable. There is no place for fraud in higher education, and it will not be tolerated by this Administration,” DeVos explained.

The old policy forced students to navigate a significant amount of red tape in order to file a complaint. DeVos’ new policy streamlines and simplifies the process, allowing students to request appropriate monetary compensation and settlement options.

New rules go into effect July 1, 2020, and are expected to save $11.1 billion over 10 years.

Sen. Joe Manchin Considering Gubernatorial Bid

Senator Joe Manchin is considering giving up his current role in the senate. But he isn’t quitting – he might re-run for governor instead.

Manchin was governor of WV from 2005 to 2010 when he left to run his Senate campaign, which he won. If he follows through, it could be seen as an attack on Trump. The current governor, Jim Justice, is “bound at the hip” to the president (his own words).

Gov. Jim Justice originally had Manchin’s endorsement when he ran in 2016 as a Democrat. In 2017, Justice switched parties and signed as a Republican because he felt that the Democratic party was no longer the same.

Trump won WV in 2016, and so far, it looks like he’ll win again in 2020. Manchin’s chances of being elected in the Republican state are slim to none because of Justice’s close relationship to the President.

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