Perry’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Plans and the Future of Healthcare in Texas

This week in Texas politics with the Texas Tribune.

By Rhonda FanningSeptember 2, 2016 1:31 pm,

As the week comes to an end it’s time to talk politics. Edgar Walters, a reporter for the Texas Tribune, joins the Standard to talk about the top headlines from the last few days.

It might not be the biggest news out of Texas this week, but it certainly had people talking: Rick Perry and his near-future plans to compete on Dancing with the Stars.

“I am old enough to remember when Rick Perry was being taken seriously as a presidential contender … so [it] may be surprising in that regard,” Walter says. “In full disclosure, I don’t watch ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ but I’ve always sort of taken it to be, kind of an epilogue on a celebrity’s career? I don’t know that I necessarily see this as a path forward for him.”

Walters says it could potentially be a reaction to the snub for the vice presidential slot next to Trump. But who knows, perhaps the former governor has some moves.

“I should give him some credit, I haven’t seen him dance,” he says.

What you’ll hear in this segment:

-Whether or not Hillary Clinton made a mistake in not taking Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto’s invitation to meet with him

-The future of the Affordable Healthcare Act as health insurers pull out of the marketplace in Texas