The Countdown: Dr. Oz running for Senate, new roadblocks for President Biden

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021
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Bill Ritter has more on the celebrity surgeon now making a run for U.S. Senate, plus a look at the new roadblocks for President Biden's agenda.

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Today's political headlines:

Celebrity surgeon Dr. Oz running for Senate in Pennsylvania

Dr. Mehmet Oz, the celebrity heart surgeon best known as the host of TV's Dr. Oz Show after rocketing to fame on Oprah Winfrey's show, announced Tuesday that he is running for Pennsylvania's open U.S. Senate seat as a Republican.

Appeals court weighs Trump arguments to withhold records

A panel of judges on Tuesday questioned whether they had the authority to grant former President Donald Trump's demands and stop the White House from allowing the release of documents related to the Jan. 6 insurrection led by Trump's supporters.

Mark Meadows, Trump's former chief of staff, cooperating with Jan. 6 committee

Mark Meadows, Donald Trump's former chief of staff, is cooperating with a House panel investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, putting off for now the panel's threat to hold him in contempt, the committee's chairman said Tuesday.

NYC Mayor-elect Eric Adams traveling to Ghana to pray

New York City Mayor-elect Eric Adams is traveling to Africa Monday night despite fears of the new omicron variant.