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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: Donald Trump's Feud With Bob Corker Escalates

October 25, 2017 A protestor threw Russian flags at President Donald Trump on Tuesday and yelled "Trump is treason" while being thrown out. Late Night's Seth Meyers connected the news to the 2016 election, joking that the protestor went straight back to her What Happened book tour. Tennessee Republican Senator Bob Corker was...

Play of the Day: The JFK Assassination Mysteries Will Be Solved

October 24, 2017 The five living former presidents assembled over the weekend at a Texas concert to raise money for victims of hurricanes in Texas, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Florida. The Daily Show's Trevor Noah joked about the event, saying the men looked like an aging boy band reunion tour, complete...

Play of the Day: Trump's Condolence Calls

October 20, 2017 A spurious rumor bounced around the social media last week when a Twitter user posited that First Lady Melania Trump is using a body double in public appearances. The Opposition's Jordan Klepper joked about the news, saying that 2016 candidate Hillary Clinton used body doubles and "two Hillaries were running...

Play of the Day: 'The Apprentice' For Border Walls

October 19, 2017 Hearings in U.S. District Court began this week connected to a lawsuit alleging that President Donald Trump is in violation of the Constitution's Foreign and Domestic Emoluments clauses. The Opposition's Jordan Klepper joked about the news, noting that trump shouldn't be punished for his D.C. hotel having foreign guests who...

Play of the Day: Trump Is Calling, Writing, Not Calling and Not Writing

October 18, 2017 EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt recently told a group of miners that "the war on coal is over" in regards to repealing an Obama-era power plant rule. The Opposition's Jordan Klepper joked about the news on Tuesday, saying America needs more masculine jobs like coal miners, whalers and Confederate soldiers (though...

Play of the Day: How Donald Trump Sees Chicago

October 17, 2017 According to the New York Times, President Donald Trump has disavowed the Iran nuclear deal and has called it the “worst deal ever.” The Opposition's Jordan Klepper joked about the deal Monday night, saying that, despite his Cabinet affirming the deal's efficacy, Barack Obama's signature on the deal is the...

Play of the Day: The Border Wall Prototypes Are Here

October 16, 2017 President Donald Trump lamented the state of the news media last week, saying, "It’s frankly disgusting the way the press is able to write whatever they want to write and people should want to look into it." Saturday Night Live's Colin Jost joked that Trump may be off-base because the...

Play of the Day: Another Trump Executive Order Signing

October 13, 2017 According to a new Pew report, Arabic is the the most-spoken language among new immigrants to the United States. Late Night's Seth Meyers joked about the news, noting that "whispering" is the second-most common. President Donald Trump held an executive order signing Thursday repealing portions of the Affordable Care Act...

Play of the Day: Fixing Trump's Tweets About the News Media

October 12, 2017 The United States men's national soccer team team will not participate in the upcoming World Cup tournament after losing to Trinidad and Tobago this week. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked about the news, suggesting President Donald Trump doesn't know what Trinidad and Tobago is, exactly. Trump has renewed a...

Play of the Day: Trump and Tillerson Compare IQ Tests

October 11, 2017 White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters this week to "get a sense of humor" after being asked questions about President Donald Trump making a joke in a recent interview. Late Night's Seth Meyers joked about her comment, saying she might not be the best messenger being that...