Obama's stiff-arm of Putin could cost him

wochit politics
August 07, 2013 AT 12:05 PM
With his decision to cancel next month's planned summit with Russia's President Vladimir Putin, President Obama took a principled stance that has some of his Democratic allies cheering him for finally standing up to an international bully. But the decision, which comes as the always-complicated relationship with Russia has become particularly strained over the Edward Snowden saga, could come at a great cost.