Eli Clifton
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    Eli Clifton is a reporting fellow at The Nation Institute 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.

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Featured Work
  • 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.

  • What Did $220 Million Buy?
  • Bernie Sanders's fundraising was revolutionary. How he spent his money was not.

  • Marco Rubio's Billionaire Backers
  • The freshman senator has gone far beyond other candidates in tailoring a foreign-policy platform that appeals to hawkish billionaires.

  • 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.

  • The Billionaire Donors Club
  • Hiding in the shadow of the Kochs, a group of fellow travelers aim to roll back labor and environmental regulations while also profiting from ventures that target low-income communities.

  • The Iranophobia Lobby Machine
  • Neocon think tanks get millions from wealthy donors, which they use to game the system, buy influence — and push for regime change.

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