GOP Purse Strings Held by Saudi Lobbyist

by Eli Clifton Last month, Republican members of the House blocked a vote on legislation introduced by Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) to end the U.S. role in supporting the Saudi-led war in Yemen. In doing so, House Republicans protected Saudi… Continue Reading  

Is GOP Mideast Policy “Bought and Paid for” by Likudist Republican Group?

by Jim Lobe and Eli Clifton Mega-billionaire and the Trump campaign’s single biggest donor Sheldon Adelson has pledged to contribute $30 million to the Congressional Leadership Fund (CLF) Super PAC to defend the Republican majority in the House of Representatives… Continue Reading  

Follow the Money: Three Billionaires Paved Way for Trump’s Iran Deal Withdrawal

by Eli Clifton President Donald Trump has just fulfilled a campaign pledge to tear up the Obama administration’s signature foreign policy achievement, a multilateral agreement constraining Iran’s nuclear enrichment (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA). In doing so, the… Continue Reading  

Are Billionaire Donors Driving Trump’s Iran Policy?

by Eli Clifton President Donald Trump’s latest denunciation of the Iran nuclear deal (also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA) at the United Nations was hardly a surprise. Indeed, attacking the agreement was a mainstay of… Continue Reading  

Rubio Returns—Billionaires Rejoice?

by Eli Clifton Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s announcement on Wednesday that he would seek reelection to the Senate was a reversal of his prior pledge that he would not run. Rubio attributed his decision to the fact that losing his… Continue Reading