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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: Trump Hardens His Immigration Plans… Again

September 2, 2016 After his conciliatory trip to Mexico, Donald Trump gave a heated speech on immigration back in the United States. Jimmy Kimmel joked about the hardening and softening of Trump's immigration views lately, comparing the candidate to a Cialis ad, while Late Show'sStephen Colbert joked about Trump's roller coaster nature. Late-night...

Play of the Day: Trump Goes to Mexico

September 1, 2016 This week, Democratic VP nominee Tim Kaine pressed Donald Trump to release his financial and health records. As Late Night's Seth Meyers joked, perhaps anyone associated with Hillary Clinton should probably keep quiet on record keeping and public disclosures. Republican nominee Donald Trump met with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto...

Play of the Day: Trump and Clinton Prep for the Debate

August 31, 2016 A new study was published this month indicating that dogs undersand human language in ways previously not known. Late Night's Seth Meyers joked about the study, saying Hillary Clinton's dog Tally knows too much. The first general election debate will be held next month at New York's Hofstra University and...

Play of the Day: Another Look at Donald Trump's Doctor

August 30, 2016 The first general election debate will be held next month in New York and the two candidates are preparing very differently, according to a report in the Washington Post. Late Night's Seth Meyers joked about the two candidates' preparation, joking about Trump's diet and Hillary Clinton's ambition. Trump's personal physician...

Play of the Day: Trump's 'The Tower' Could Have Been a Great Show

August 29, 2016 Hillary Clinton's emails continue to trickle out and Fox News' Greg Gutfeld expressed his frustration with the press' coverage of the 2016 race. Gutfeld explained that Clinton's scandals are boring compared to the exciting Trump daily news. If only Clinton ran against someone boring, he joked, like Trump VP pick...

Play of the Day: Donald Trump Has a Friend in Nigel Farage

August 26, 2016 At a rally in Florida this week, Donald Trump slammed Hillary Clinton's celebrity endorsements, saying many who support her "aren’t very hot anymore." The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon noted the irony of that statement coming from a candidate with high-profile endorsements like Scott Baio and the guy from Duck Dynasty....

You Took Our Hatch Act Quiz and Did Pretty Well, But...

August 26, 2016 Mixing politics with work can be bad business for anybody, but for federal employees, it can be a career killer. There are strict rules limiting the political activity of government employees. With Election Day quickly approaching, we asked Government Executive readers to assess how well they knew the Hatch Act,...

Play of the Day: Trump Has a Good Use For All Those Books He Bought

August 25, 2016 Hillary Clinton has been holding fundraisers in Silicon Valley, wooing tech moguls for campaign money. Late Night's Seth Meyers Wednesday joked about Clinton's lack of political skills, noting her robotic nature. The most recent FEC filing from Donald Trump's campaign shows that the campaign spent $55,000 on copies of Trump's...

Play of the Day: The Clinton Foundation Emails are Definitely a Thing

August 24, 2016 A Colorado field office for Donald Trump's is run by a 12-year-old boy (actually the son of the field office coordinator) and late-night took notice. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon noted the similarities between the kid and the candidate, while Late Night's Seth Meyers noted that the 12-year-old may be...

Play of the Day: Donald Trump Tries to Appeal to Minority Voters

August 23, 2016 Nude statues of Donald Trump popped up in five cities this month, depicting the GOP nominee as pinkish-hued and overweight. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked Monday night that the statues should stand at the border instead of a wall. Trump made his pitch to African-American voters last week in...

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