Republicans block TV networks CNN and NBC from hosting its primary debates
BOSTON (AP) - The Republican National Committee (RNC), responding to plans by two television networks to air programmes about Mrs Hillary Rodham Clinton, approved a resolution on Friday to block TV networks CNN and NBC from hosting the party's presidential primary debates.
The unanimous vote affirmed RNC chairman Reince Priebus's threat against the networks if they went ahead with programs about Mrs Clinton, the former secretary of state considered to be a possible 2016 Democratic presidential contender.
Mr Priebus said CNN has "an obvious bias". "That's a network that won't be hosting a single Republican primary debate," he declared, receiving a standing ovation from Republican activists from across the country gathered for the committee's summer meeting in Boston.
In a statement, CNN said a division of the company planned to air a documentary about Mrs Clinton in 2014.