ABC News:

At the tail end of his 90 minute meeting with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev Monday, President Obama said that he would have “more flexibility” to deal with controversial issues such as missile defense, but incoming Russian President Vladimir Putin needs to give him “space.”

The exchange was picked up by microphones as reporters were let into the room for remarks by the two leaders.

Medvedev promised to pass that along to Vladimir.

This ought to be front page across the globe. We shall see. No word yet on whether Russia punches above its weight in foreign affairs.


Update: 11 hours later, the news is finally front page on Drudge.