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.
Follow The Money
Three billionaires paved way for Trump’s Iran Deal withdrawal.
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
OpenSecrets revealed that billionaire hedge funder Robert Mercer was the biggest donor to Secure America Now.
What Did $220 Million Buy?
Bernie Sanders’s fundraising was revolutionary. How he spent his money was not.
Why would the national security advisor care what the Russian Foreign Ministry has to say about a New York-based nonprofit’s letter writing campaign, especially when those remarks got virtually no notice in the media?
By Eli Clifton in Lobe Log.
How’d the media treat Congresswoman Ilhan Omar after she criticized AIPAC?
Eli Clifton on KALW’s Your Call Radio.
The freshman senator has gone far beyond other candidates in tailoring a foreign-policy platform that appeals to hawkish billionaires.
The Center for Medical Progress is led not by well-meaning bioethics geeks but by some of the most virulent members of the anti-choice movement.
United Against Nuclear Iran is funded by trusts associated with investor Thomas Kaplan and a foundation operated by Sheldon Adelson.
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.
How a one-time terrorist group prevailed on Capitol Hill.
GOP megadonor Paul Singer and Hillary Clinton–backer Richard Perry have more in common than you’d think.
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