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: Jeb Has Plenty of Non-Hillary Options

December 2, 2015 Donald Trump is in some hot water after he seemed to mock a disabled reporter during a speech recently. Trump claims he was not aware of Serge Kovaleski's disability, but The Nightly Show's Larry Wilmore joked about some other Trump comments from the campaign trail about his memory. Conan O'Brien...

Play of the Day: Donald Trump is Just Confusing Some Things

December 1, 2015 After the shooting last week at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic, news outlets searched for answers about the alleged shooter. One neighbor spoke to ABC News, saying Robert Lewis Dear gave him anti-Obama pamphlets on their first meeting. The Daily Show's Trevor Noah joked about this weird housewarming present and...

Play of the Day: No One Wants Any 2016 Candidates At Thanksgiving Dinner

November 25, 2015 In the midst of another Donald Trump controversy, the 2016 GOP frontrunner claimed in an interview that he remembers a tape of American muslims celebrating the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorism attacks. He backed up this claim by saying he has "the world's greatest memory." Late Show's Stephen Colbert joked about...

Play of the Day: More on Donald Trump's Hair

November 24, 2015 In a new interview published this week, Donald Trump told GQ magazine "I wouldn't be nuking anybody." Late Night's Seth Meyers joked about the interview by comparing trump's comments to the possibility of Ben Carson having the nuclear codes. Trump's looks continue to be scrutinized by late-night hosts. After his...

Play of the Day: Giving Equal Time to 2016 Candidates

November 23, 2015 Last Week Tonight dedicated its main segment Sunday night to getting rid of the penny, a coin that costs more to make than its face value. In citing a GAO report about pennies lack of circulation, Oliver joked about the penny's usefulness, comparing the penny to the recent Muppets TV...

Play of the Day: A Symbol of Immigration Needs to be Vetted

November 20, 2015 A man was arrested this week at a Donald Trump rally for yelling "Donald Trump's a racist." Late Night's Seth Meyers joked about Trump's campaign Thursday, saying security took the man away because that slogan is Trump's intellectual property. Congress and Republican nominees have urged caution in accepting Syrian and...

Play of the Day: Ben Carson's Gifted Hands Can't Trace a Map

November 19, 2015 Bobby Jindal suspended his 2016 campaign earlier this week after he never gained any significant traction with Republican voters. Jindal's exit was fodder for late-night comedy, with Late Night's Seth Meyers, The Daily Show's Trevor Noah and The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon all mocking his low support. Noah and Late...

Play of the Day: Mike Huckabee Really Doesn't Want Any Syrian Refugees in America

November 18, 2015 In a new interview with CBS, Play of the Day favorite and former governor of Alaska Sarah Palin said Katie Couric's 2008 question about her reading habits was "fair." The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked about Palin, mocking her preparedness for the question even now, seven years later. In the...

Play of the Day: Hillary Clinton Needs to Step Up Her Crazy Game

November 17, 2015 During the Democratic debate Saturday night, Martin O'Malley called Donald Trump an "immigrant-bashing carnival barker." Late Night's Seth Meyers noted the comment Monday, joking about O'Malley's traction in the polls. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon also joked about the comment, saying Trump gets his hair from the cotton candy machine....

Play of the Day: Donald Trump's Long Speech

November 16, 2015 Bernie Sanders was endorsed last week by the American Postal Workers Union’s National Executive Board, causing Saturday Night Live's Colin Jost to joke about Sanders' age. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon also joked about the endorsement, mocking the reliability of the United States Postal Service. Donald Trump gave a 95-minute...

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