Early Briefing 08.09.07

In a conversation on economic issues, President Bush dismissed proposals to loosen restrictions on District-based Fannie Mae and McLean-based Freddie Mac. See story

The Coast Guard increased the estimate for the cost of two ships that are part of the Deepwater program by $255 million. Lockheed Martin of Bethesda and Northrop Grumman of Los Angeles are the contractors. See story

The District is deciding not to move its police headquarters to a building in Southeast that it signed a 20-year lease for. See story
Interested in that property or others? You can buy the virtual rights to it through Internet firm Weblo. See story

Maryland's Public Service Commission grilled representatives of Verizon on repair times. See story

Capitol Lounge (or Cap Lounge, if that's too many syllables for you) on Pennsylvania Avenue SE had its second serious fire in two years; this one also spread into the Trover Shop next door. See story

By Terri Rupar  |  August 9, 2007; 5:00 AM ET  | Category:  Morning Brief
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