eli clifton

Eli Clifton is a reporting fellow at Type Media Center who focuses on money in politics and US foreign policy. He is a contributing editor at LobeLog and previously reported for the American Independent New Network, ThinkProgress, and Inter Press Service.

Clifton is coauthor of the Center for American Progress’s report “Fear Inc.: The Roots Of the Islamophobia Network In America.” His work has appeared on PBS/Frontline’s Tehran bureau, and at the Intercept, The Nation, the South China Morning Post, Right Web, LobeLog, Salon, Huffington Post, the Daily Beast, Slate, Gawker, and ForeignPolicy.com.

Clifton holds a bachelor’s degree from Bates College and a master’s degree in international political economy from the London School of Economics.

Recent Work

Follow The Money

Follow The Money

Three billionaires paved way for Trump’s Iran Deal withdrawal.

Shmuley Boteach’s China Hypocrisy

Shmuley Boteach’s China Hypocrisy

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach has never made it a secret that he’s enamored of his biggest patron, casino billionaire and GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson.

Mercer-Backed Group Throws Viral Video Messaging Behind Pompeo

Mercer-Backed Group Throws Viral Video Messaging Behind Pompeo

OpenSecrets revealed that billionaire hedge funder Robert Mercer was the biggest donor to Secure America Now.

What Did $220 Million Buy?

What Did $220 Million Buy?

Bernie Sanders’s fundraising was revolutionary. How he spent his money was not.

UAE Gave $1 Million to NYC Police Foundation

UAE Gave $1 Million to NYC Police Foundation

The New York City Police Foundation received a $1 million donation, the same amount the foundation transferred to the NYPD Intelligence Division’s International Liaison Program that year.

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