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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 and 'America First'

June 21, 2016 Chelsea Clinton gave birth to her second child – a boy she and her husband named Aidan – over the weekend. Late-night TV joked about the joyous occasion Monday night. Late Night's Seth Meyers joked about the baby being a Bernie Sanders supporter, while The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon referenced...

Play of the Day: Presidential Love Letters

June 20, 2016 In the wake of the Orlando shooting, Last Week Tonight spent the first half of his show Sunday on gun control. Oliver joked about the Centers for Disease Control's funding restrictions about studying gun violence and the restrictions on ATF's gun registration paper records. Love letters from John F. Kennedy...

Play of the Day: Guns and the Terror Watch List

June 17, 2016 Donald Trump recently asked one of his crowds to shout out names of potential VP picks for his presidential run. Late Night's Seth Meyers joked about Trump's relationship with Chris Christie and the make up of Trump's crowds. With gun control a major topic this week, many have supported a...

Play of the Day: Obama Says 'Radical Islam'

June 16, 2016 A new poll released this week showed Democrat Hillary Clinton polling 12 points ahead of Republican Donald Trump in the presidential race. Late Night's Seth Meyers joked about this Wednesday, saying Clinton has a new slogan taken from the Terminator franchise. Barack Obama criticized those who've taken issue with his...

Play of the Day: Happy Birthday, Donald Trump

June 15, 2016 After the massacre in Orlando over the weekend, both major-party candidates spoke about the role of social media in radical Islamic terrorism. Hillary Clinton talked about monitoring ISIS communications, which caused The Daily Show's Trevor Noah to joke about her email, while Noah and Late Show's Stephen Colbert joked about...

Play of the Day: Late Night Tries to Process the Orlando Massacre

June 14, 2016 After the weekend shooting in Orlando left 50 dead, late-night comedians spend much of Monday night without jokes. Samantha Bee led off her show asking if she could just scream, while Late Night's Seth Meyers used his monologue segment to go through the facts of the shooting (including making jokes...

Play of the Day: Trump and Clinton Take the Race to Twitter

June 13, 2016 The State Department said last week that it would take 75 years to sift through the entirety of the four years of Hillary Clinton's State email records. Fox News' Greg Gutfeld noted that four is a much smaller number than 75 and noted several activities -- binge-watching prestige TV, the...

Play of the Day: The Democrats Are United… Or Are They?

June 10, 2016 President Barack Obama endorsed Hillary Clinton in an online video Thursday after meeting with Clinton's primary rival Bernie Sanders at the White House. Late-night hosts joked about Obama saying "I don't think there's ever been someone so qualified to hold this office" about Clinton, with Late Show's Stephen Colbert mocking...

Play of the Day: Let's Take a Look Inside Trump's Teleprompter

June 9, 2016 Even thought Hillary Clinton this week clinched a majority of pledged delegates and enough superdelegates to be the Democratic nominee for president, Bernie Sanders has yet to exit the race. Wednesday night, Conan O'Brien joked about his campaign layoffs, Late Night's Seth Meyers joked about Sanders' lack of math skills...

Play of the Day: Get to Know Hillary Clinton

June 8, 2016 Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka is writing an upcoming book on women in business to be released next spring. The books title is set to be Women Who Work: Redefining the Rules for Success, but Late Night's Seth Meyers has a better name that makes fun of her dad's orange hue....

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