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9/11 investigation doesn't get 60-day extension after all Bush agreed to it, but House won't

The most sweeping investigation into the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will be scaled back because Republicans in Congress won’t permit it to go beyond May, members of an independent commission charged Wednesday. Republican House Speaker Dennis Hastert decided that a proposed 60-day extension, reluctantly agreed to by the Bush administration, will not be considered by the House. It would have pushed the commission’s final report to late July, on the eve of the Democratic National Convention. ”It’s over,” Hastert spokesman John Feehery said Wednesday of the weeks-long debate over whether to grant an extension to the bipartisan panel, led by former New Jersey governor Thomas Kean, a Republican. Feehery said Hastert has two objections to extending the deadline. He wants any recommendations from the panel that could help prevent future attacks provided as soon as possible. And ”he doesn’t want this to become a political football . . . and fodder for the presidential campaign.” Full Story

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