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Congress is back in session this week, and lawmakers are supposed to pass a budget by the end of the month. One matter to decide is whether to preserve funding for the National Endowment for the Arts.

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President Donald Trump wants to zero out the NEA's budget. An initial House plan ignores that request, but Georgia arts groups are taking the threat seriously. 

White House Bars Major News Outlets From Briefing

Feb 24, 2017
AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

News organizations including The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN and Politico were blocked from joining an informal, on-the-record White House press briefing on Friday.

The Associated Press chose not to participate in the gaggle following the move by White House press secretary Sean Spicer.

"The AP believes the public should have as much access to the president as possible," Lauren Easton, the AP's director of media relations, said in a statement.

Closer Look: Welcoming America; 'We Stood Up'; And More

Feb 14, 2017
Protesters stand outside of the South Domestic Terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Sunday. The Atlanta airport protest was among several that occurred in airports across the country.
Alison Guillory / WABE

Tuesday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

Closer Look: George Takei; Mary-Pat Hector; And More

Feb 10, 2017
Al Such / WABE

Friday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

Jeff Chiu / Associated Press

Wednesday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":