Eli Clifton

Eli Clifton

Eli Clifton reports on money in politics and US foreign policy. He previously reported for the American Independent New Network, ThinkProgress, and Inter Press Service.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Pompeo: Springtime for Irano/Islamophobes
“Great news for the Republic!” tweeted Sebastian Gorka , on hearing the news that CIA Director Mike Pompeo is replacing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Gorka, who was forced to resign from his position as a former deputy assistant to the President in major part due to his apparent membership in a...
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"The president’s tweets in support of the protesters were a good start. Washington should also let loose a tsunami of sanctions against the Revolutionary Guards, the linchpin of Iran’s dictatorship. Policy-wise, that would be a good place to start," said Reuel Marc Gerecht (Center for American Progress via Flickr). Views
Thursday, January 04, 2018
Iran Hawks Embrace Protest Movement But Show Little Concern For Iranian Lives
As the protests across Iran reach the one-week point, Iran hawks are using their echo chamber to claim concern for the wellbeing of Iranian protesters and pushing the Trump administration and policymakers to publicly state their support of the burgeoning protest movement. But these same hawks have...
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That opposition to diplomacy was still evident this June when Cotton told Politico, “The policy of the United States should be regime change in Iran,” a position that puts into question his sincerity about wanting to “fix” the deal. Views
Monday, October 16, 2017
Trump Ignores Advisers on Iran Deal, Follows Money
Although much of the Washington commentariat has depicted Trump’s extraordinarily bellicose speech Friday against Iran and the nuclear deal as the latest example of his determination to undo the legacy of his predecessor, meeting the demands of his most important campaign donors may well have...
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Monday, December 12, 2016
Flynn’s Twitter Account Follows Racists and Conspiracy Theorists
National Security Adviser-designate Ret. Gen. Michael T. Flynn has come under increasing fire. His personal Twitter account and his son’s promotion of Twitter-based conspiracy theories about Comet Pizza are prompting renewed scrutiny of President-elect Trump’s pick for the top national security...
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Thursday, January 07, 2016
Washington’s Multi-Million-Dollar Saudi PR Machine
Public image isn’t something one can always control, but Saudi Arabia is spending millions of dollars on Washington lobbyists and PR firms to improve the Kingdom’s reputation in the West. The execution of Shiite leader Sheik Nimr Baqr al-Nimr, followed by an attack on the Saudi embassy in Tehran...
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Sunday, April 19, 2015
Where Does Hillary Stand on the Iran Agreement?
Billionaire Haim Saban, a longtime Clinton donor, defended Hillary Clinton’s commitment to Israel in an interview on Israel’s Channel One preceding the former secretary of state’s announcement of her candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination last Sunday. When asked about Clinton’s...
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