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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: Wrapping Up the GOP Convention

July 25, 2016 The Republican National Convention ended last Thursday with Donald Trump accepting the party's nomination. The Daily Show's Desi Lydic fact-checked the candidate, including Trump's contention that there will be "no lies" at the convention, while The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon tied Trump's "forgotten men and women" line to Trump's reality...

Play of the Day: Donald Trump 'Humbly' Accepts the Nomination

July 22, 2016 In his speech at the Republican National Convention this week, Ted Cruz did not endorse Donald Trump for president. The audience at the RNC booed Cruz during his speech and late-night took notice. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked that the boos make Cruz stronger, while Late Night's Seth Meyers...

Play of the Day: Chris Christie Fake Prosecutes Hillary Clinton

July 21, 2016 In a New York Times story published this week, Donald Trump's campaign reportedly offered John Kasich the VP slot by promising that he would be "the most powerful vice president in history." Late Show's Stephen Colbert joked about the news Wednesday evening by noting that we've already had a half-machine...

Play of the Day: Melania Trump's Unoriginal Speech

July 20, 2016 The Republican National Convention's first night Monday featured speakers ranging from former TV star Scott Baio to Duck Dynasty star Willie Robertson. Late Night's Seth Meyers joked about Baio's job prospects, while The Daily Show's Trevor Noah wondered who all these people were. The biggest speech of the night went...

Play of the Day: The GOP Convention Has Begun

July 19, 2016 Donald Trump announced Indiana governor Mike Pence as his VP pick over the weekend and late-night TV took notice. Late Show's Stephen Colbert joked about the 60 Minutes interview setup, Late Night's Seth Meyers joked about Pence's Tea Party affiliation and Full Frontal's Samantha Bee joked about Pence's manner of...

Play of the Day: Everyone has 'Pokemon Go' Fever

July 18, 2016 Donald Trump's running mate Mike Pence was introduced late last week and late-night took notice. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked about his name, while Late Show's Stephen Colbert noted his low approval ratings in Indiana. "Pokemon Go" is the most popular app on phones around the world right now...

Play of the Day: The Trump Veepstakes

July 15, 2016 The Republicans released the Republican National Convention schedule of speakers this week, with sports celebrities like Natalie Gublis, Dana White and Tim Tebow scheduled to appear. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked about Tebow'sshort NFL career, while Late Night's Seth Meyers mocked Tebow's lack of comparative celebrity. Reports this week...

Play of the Day: The Republican Party's Anti-Porn Platform

July 14, 2016 Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is being criticized for saying presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump is unfit to be president partially because he "says whatever comes into his head." Late Show's Stephen Colbert joked that the things he says come from somewhere else, while Late Night's Seth Meyers joked...

Infographic: The 8 Types of Toxic Managers

July 13, 2016 Everyone has a bad manager story. Even if you haven't experienced a lousy boss yourself, you surely know someone who has. Toxic managers come in many varieties. Some are allergic to the truth. Some want to micromanage every aspect of every project. Some are dinosaurs afraid to try new things...

Play of the Day: Bernie Sanders Endorses Clinton… Finally

July 13, 2016 In talking about his campaign this week, Donald Trump said that he is the "law and order" candidate. Late Night's Seth Meyers joked about the comment, saying Hillary Clinton is a better candidate because she, like the famed NBC series, has been around for over 20 years. Bernie Sanders finally...

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