Idaho’s Labrador back on ‘Meet the Press’ Sunday

Sophomore GOP Congressman Raul Labrador will make another appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday. The program airs on KTVB-Channel 7 in Boise at 8 a.m.

Labrador is scheduled for a roundtable that NBC says will focus on Obamacare and the budget. Joining Labrador and host David Gregory will be former Utah GOP Gov. John Huntsman; Dee Dee Myers, a press secretary to President Clinton; and MSNBC’s Chris Matthews.

Labrador has been a favorite of the oldest continuously running program on TV. Sunday’s appearance will mark at least his sixth since taking office in January 2011.

Dan Popkey came to Idaho in 1984 to work as a police reporter. Since 1987, he has covered politics and has reported on 25 sessions of the Legislature. Dan has a bachelor's in political science from Santa Clara University and a master's in journalism from Columbia University. He was a Congressional Fellow of the American Political Science Association and a Journalism Fellow at the University of Michigan. A former page in the U.S. House of Representatives, he graduated Capitol Page High School in 1976. In 2007, he led the Statesman’s coverage of the Sen. Larry Craig sex scandal, which was one of three Pulitzer Prize finalists in breaking news. In 2003, he won the Ted M. Natt First Amendment award from the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Association for coverage of University Place, the University of Idaho’s troubled real estate development in Boise. Dan helped start the community reading project "Big Read." He has two children in college and lives on the Boise Bench with an old gray cat.

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