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RNC backing out of NBC debate after CNBC performance

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The Republican National Committee is suspending their partnership with NBC News for the Republican primary debate scheduled for February 26, 2016.
In a letter from Reince Priebus, the Chairman of the RNC, to Andrew Lack, the Chairman of NBC News, Priebus says he's disappointed how CNBC handled the third Republican Debate on Wednesday. 
Priebus's letter says "we simply cannot continue with NBC without full consultation with our campaigns."
"I have tremendous respect for the First Amendment and freedom of the press. However, I also expect the media to host a substantive debate on consequential issues important to Americans. CNBC did not. While we are suspending our partnership with NBC News and its properties, we still fully intend to have a debate on that day, and will ensure that National Review remains part of it," said Priebus. 
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