Ted Cruz

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Last year, the Air Force reported a shortage of approximately 2,000 pilots, including about 950 fighter pilots. Much of pilot training occurs in Texas at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph and Sheppard Air Force Base.  

At a hearing on Air Force modernization in Washington, D.C. Wednesday, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, questioned Air Force leaders on their efforts to fix the problem.


From Texas Standard:

The just-released Quinnipiac University survey of some 1,029 registered Texas voters says incumbent Republican Sen. Ted Cruz can count on 47 percent of the vote, while Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke has 44 percent. That 3-point lead for Cruz makes this race too close to call, with an election looming in November.

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The state’s Democrats are requesting Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton investigate whether any ethics laws were violated when Cambridge Analytica harvested data from 50 million Facebook users for political gain.  


From Texas Standard.

Did you watch the big SpaceX rocket launch last week? It was pretty remarkable – a massive rocket lifting a payload of more than 60 tons into space and then gracefully touching down. Falcon Heavy got a lot of people thinking about the possibilities of commercial space flight. And that may include the Trump administration.

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