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Ross Gianfortune

Engagement Editor Prior to joining Government Executive’s staff, Ross Gianfortune worked at The Washington Post, The Gazette Newspapers, WXRT Radio and The Columbia Missourian. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from University of Missouri and a master's in communications from the American University.
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Play of the Day: Meet the NSA's New Recycling Mascot

April 24, 2015 President Barack Obama gave a speech on Earth Day at Florida's Everglades National Park and even toured the park a bit with local rangers. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon noted that Obama didn't look presidential in the accompanying photo opportunity, but rather like something from a crime procedural drama. Late ...

Play of the Day: The Many Facial Expressions of Barack Obama

April 23, 2015 Hillary Clinton received a new endorsement this week when the staff at Nevada's Moonlite Bunny Ranch started a group called Hookers for Hillary. This led The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon to joke about one of the GOP frontrunners and his famous last name. Late Night's Seth Meyers joked about the ...

Play of the Day: How the Gyrocopter Guy Evaded the American Security Apparatus

April 22, 2015 As Hillary Clinton continues her campaign for the 2016 Democratic nomination, her husband's presidential library posted a photo of the then-First Lady playing a GameBoy in 1993. Tuesday, The Tonight Show claimed to have exclusive footage of the game she was playing and it's familiar in both look and content. ...

Infographic: 5 Types of Toxic Employees (and How You Should Deal with Them)

April 21, 2015 Gossip, low productivity and burnout can ruin a team. Often, these problems are introduced via one or a few bad employees, derailing moving toward a goal. All it takes is is one toxic employee to completely ruin a project. Reuben Yonatan of GetVoip.com put together an infographic -- with information ...

Play of the Day: Chris Christie, Marijuana and Gambling

April 21, 2015 The 2016 campaign continues to ramp up, with candidates making stops throughout the country. The Late Show's David Letterman commented Monday that Hillary Clinton is trying to meet with everyday people, while Jeb Bush is meeting with rich people. Late Night's Seth Meyers joked about Clinton also by comparing her ...

Play of the Day: Trolls, Raccoons and Trial Lawyers

April 20, 2015 Since Hillary Clinton's announcement last week, the Republican contender for the presidency have been largely forgotten. The Late Show's David Letterman and Real Time's Bill Maher got back to them this weekend, with both making jokes at the expense of the rotund New Jersey governor's weight. Maher also got in ...

Play of the Day: The Gyrocopter Man and Other American Journeys

April 17, 2015 Florida mail carrier Doug Hughes was arrested Wednesday after he landed a one-man gyrocopter onto the grounds of the U.S. Capitol Building. Late-night television got to the story Thursday night, with The Nightly Show's Larry Wilmore accepting that Hughes' protest was effective once everyone started talking about campaign finance reform. ...

Play of the Day: Clinton's Travels in Iowa

April 16, 2015 Wednesday marked the deadline to file taxes and The Late Show's David Letterman's staff brought out an animated 1040 form to let everyone in the audience know of the threat of federal prison for those who fail to file. Conan O'Brien joked about the 74,000-page tax code, mostly because he ...

Play of the Day: The New, Relatable Hillary Clinton

April 15, 2015 The 2016 race for the White House is in full swing, as candidates jockey for position in primaries. Republican hopeful Jeb Bush welcomed some happy news with the birth of his fourth grandchild, with Conan O'Brien suggesting the baby will certainly run for president in 2048. Marco Rubio declared his ...

Play of the Day: Hillary Clinton is the Mother of Dragons

April 14, 2015 The only political conversation on late-night television Monday was around Hillary Clinton's official announcement of her 2016 candidacy. Her video took particular heat from hosts, with The Daily Show's Jon Stewart saying she shared too much of the video's time with others and The Nightly Show's Larry Wilmore comparing it ...