Eli Clifton
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    Eli Clifton is a reporting fellow with The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute who focuses on money in politics and US foreign policy. He 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, the South China Morning Post, Right Web, LobeLog, Salon, Huffington Post, the Daily Beast, Slate, Gawker, and ForeignPolicy.com. Eli holds a bachelor's degree from Bates College and a master's degree in international political economy from the London School of Economics.

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Featured Work
  • 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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