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 is 'The Dress'

August 11, 2016 This week, Donald Trump suggested "second amendment people" should "do something" about Hillary Clinton. Many thought it sounded like Trump was inciting violence, though the trump campaign put out a statement suggesting that gun rights activists are well-organized and would vote against her. The Daily Show's Trevor Noah joked about...

Play of the Day: Fact-checking Trump's Big Economic Speech

August 10, 2016 The father of Orlando shooter Omar Mateen attended a Hillary Clinton rally this week in Florida. While the Clinton campaign disavowed Seddique Mateen's support, The Nightly Show's Larry Wilmore noted that these are bad optics for Clinton. Wilmore showed a doctored Lyndon Johnson photo to prove his point. Donald Trump...

Play of the Day: Rigging an Election

August 9, 2016 Donald Trump has had an eventful few weeks in the news, as The Nightly Show's Larry Wilmore noted Monday night. In addition to starting a fight with a Gold Star family and throwing a baby out of a rally, Trump seemed to fail the "foreign policy" segment of the presidential...

Play of the Day: Trump and Children

August 8, 2016 Donald Trump unveiled his economic advisors last week and many in the press noticed that there are no women on the 13-person team, yet there are six with some form of the name "Steve." The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked that Trump couldn't find any women with that name. Last...

Play of the Day: A Look Inside Donald Trump's Campaign… And Brain

August 5, 2016 To celebrate Barack Obama's 55th birthday Thursday, Joe Biden posted a photo on Twitter of friendship bracelets with the duo's names on them. Jimmy Kimmel joked that it looked like Biden was having a good time at summer camp, while Late Night's Seth Meyers joked about Donald Trump posting a...

Play of the Day: Harambe For President

August 4, 2016 Hillary Clinton held a fundraiser this week in Las Vegas at a cybersecurity conference. Jimmy Kimmel joked Wednesday that all the money raised at the event will go toward teaching Clinton how to use her email properly. Donald Trump and Paul Ryan have a chilly relationship, thanks to the GOP...

Play of the Day: Trump Eats Fried Chicken With a Fork and Knife

August 3, 2016 According to reports from the Democratic National Convention, Hillary Clinton has been taking fashion advice from Vogue's Anna Wintour. Based on a few photos, The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon suggested, it looks like Clinton is getting fashion advice from a world leader who loves pantsuits. Donald Trump tweeted a photo...

Play of the Day: Donald's Russian Friend, Melania's Nude Photos and Hillary's Public Service

August 2, 2016 GOP nominee Donald Trump has had an array of scandals during the 2016 election. One of the latest has been the New York Post uncovering nude photos of Trump's wife Melania. When a Trump advisor said "They're a celebration of the human body as art," Jimmy Kimmel joked that it...

Play of the Day: Wrapping Up the 2016 Democratic Convention

August 1, 2016 The Democratic National Convention wrapped up last last week with Hillary Clinton accepting her party's nomination while, as Last Week Tonight's John Oliver noted, cosplaying as Pitbull. The convention was not all sunshine and rainbows, as The Nightly Show's Larry Wilmore noted, with former Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman...

Play of the Day: A Clinton is the Democratic Nominee… Again

July 29, 2016 Tim Kaine spoke Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention and his speech included an impression of Donald Trump. Jimmy Kimmel said Kaine's impression was so good that Kaine is now beating Clinton in the polls, while The Daily Show's Trevor Noah noted that Kaine is so white he makes...

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