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The fight over Ft. Hood hearings

From NBC's Pete Williams
A group of House Republicans today called for a more aggressive schedule of congressional hearings into the Ft. Hood shootings, instead of waiting until the Army's investigation has run its course.

The Republicans say they want to know what the military has done to find out if other troubled service members like Maj. Hasan are still out there. But congressional Democrats and the Obama administration would prefer to hold off on hearings to let the military do its investigation first.

"We can't afford to wait," said Rep. Peter King of Long Island.

They also said that what they called "some tools" that were used by the U.S. intelligence community in the Bush administration are no longer being used now, though they declined to be more specific. They did say it was "political philosophy" that have caused the current administration to decline to use some of these methods.

Rep. Peter Hoekstra, the ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, said he hopes the Army keeps an open mind in its investigation about whether the shootings might have been an act of terrorism.