The Countdown: Stakes high during Biden, Putin meeting; Hochul leads in new poll

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Wednesday, December 8, 2021
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Bill Ritter has everything we know so far about the high-stakes meeting between President Biden and Vladimir Putin, plus more political headlines.

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Today's political headlines:

Biden to warn Putin of economy-jarring sanctions if he invades Ukraine

President Joe Biden is ready to warn Vladimir Putin during a video call Tuesday that Russia will face economy-jarring sanctions if it invades neighboring Ukraine as the U.S. president seeks a diplomatic solution to deal with the tens of thousands of Russian troops massed near the Ukraine border.

Attorney says Meadows won't cooperate with Jan. 6 panel

In an abrupt reversal, an attorney for former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said his client will not cooperate with a House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, citing a breakdown in negotiations with the panel.

Poll shows big lead for Hochul in race for NY governor

New York Governor Kathy Hochul has a big lead in the Democratic race for governor, according to the Siena College poll.

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