IN Focus: Panelists discuss this week’s top stories

INDIANAPOLIS - After a stunning Oval Office confrontation, could a government shutdown be next? And what are Indiana political insiders saying about that infamous meeting at the White House and the VP's stoic reaction?

In the video above, IN Focus panelists Tim Swarens, Christina Hale, Tony Samuel and Laura Wilson discuss this week's top stories including:

  • The looming threat of a government shutdown next week
  • Sen. Chuck Schumer's remarks about Indiana, and the GOP's reaction
  • Sen. Joe Donnelly's farewell speech on the Senate floor
  • The governor's support for hate crime legislation next session
  • State Sen. Jim Merritt's decision to step down as Marion Co. GOP chair, and what that could mean as he considers a potential run for Mayor

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