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Eli Clifton

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Eli Clifton

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

Paul Singer is one of the Republican Party’s most effective fundraisers—and a leading proponent of using military force against Tehran. 

The right-wing think tank received big money from Taiwan’s government at the same time that it was churning out policy papers and articles urging US military aid to Taipei.

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Gary Palmer claims his think tank’s funding is “almost entirely” from individuals. That isn’t true.
Documents allege a profit motive behind a prominent anti-Iran group backed by a Francophile New York philanthropist with a penchant for...
People associated with groups taking a hard line on Iran sanctions accounted for twenty-two of the thirty-six testimonies solicited by...
Billionaires Bernard Marcus, Paul Singer and Sheldon Adelson are making big investments in opposing diplomacy with Iran.
Israel's single and looking to mingle. 
Today in Washington, Representative Meeks makes a level-headed case for multilateral diplomacy with Iran, while Representative Vargas fears...
Did a report from a “problematic” source land in the opinion pages because it failed to pass muster with newsroom editors?