BRIEFINGS

The GOP's Interrogation Slip

House Republicans spilled the beans on the details of a confidential intelligence meeting on Thursday, repeating a well-known refrain that they have evidence that interrogations prevented terrorist attacks. The loose-lipped congressmen slipped out of the House Intelligence Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearings—and went straight to the press. But the admissions have outraged Democrats, who say that Republicans shouldn't have shared details of the closed meetings. The GOP, of course, fired back: "Democrats weren't sure what they were going to get," said Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.) of the meetings. "Now that they know what they've got, they don't want to talk about it."