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Ross Gianfortune

Senior Web Producer Prior to joining Government Executive’s online production 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: Should Monday be a federal holiday?

February 1, 2013 Jimmy Kimmel highlighted the We The People petition asking the White House to declare the Monday after the Super Bowl to be a national holiday. Jay Leno questioned the special relationship between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama in the wake of their joint interview on 60 Minutes. On the Daily ...

Play of the Day: El Nuevo Deal

January 31, 2013 After Barack Obama’s speech on immigration, late-night hosts found time to highlight the issue. On The Daily Show, Jon Stewart called illegal immigrants “America’s secret sauce” and brought in staff correspondent Al Madrigal to explain the issue. Jimmy Fallon and Jay Leno used jokes about the Spanish language for their ...

Play of the Day: Is gun control a state or federal power?

January 30, 2013 The Colbert Report took a look at the limits of federal lawmaking power by examining individual states’ efforts to rebuke Barack Obama’s gun control executive order. Colbert also mocked the recent decree to close an office examining Guantanamo, using the term “water coolered.” On NBC, Jay Leno found a split ...

Play of the Day: Women in combat, body scanners and 60 Minutes

January 29, 2013 The Daily Show dedicated its entire first segment to the Pentagon’s official ban on women in combat, with host Jon Stewart highlighting military codes. On NBC, Jimmy Fallon and Jay Leno made jokes about the Sunday night 60 Minutes joint interview with Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Stephen Colbert lamented ...

Video: A visit from a ghost and Joe Biden’s party

January 28, 2013 Saturday Night Live opened its show marking Barack Obama’s second inauguration with a visit from a ghost. On Weekend Update, “Arianna Huffington” told Seth Meyers about her impressions of Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi testimony on Capitol Hill, comparing male lawmakers to a “garage band in a Viagra commercial.” Jay Leno also ...

Official Presidential Photos and Gray Hair

January 18, 2013 The White House's second official portrait of Barack Obama’s presidency, released Friday, is proof the last four years have changed the man, capturing both his apparent aging and a more confident demeanor. It’s been said sitting presidents tend to age faster than other citizens, backing up sketchy online advertisers' claims ...

Video: Feds Get Some Love at the Golden Globes

January 14, 2013 Amid all the glitz and Hollywood glamour of the 70th Golden Globes award presentation Sunday, depictions of federal employees won the day. It was a banner year for federal issues on both the small and big screens. In the television categories, a Showtime drama named after a relatively new federal ...

James Bond, cyber warrior, takes on some familiar foes

November 13, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In the 50 years since James Bond first appeared as a film hero, the world has changed quite a bit. Many of the British spy's famed gadgets have become reality -- 1963's From Russia With Love featured the crazy idea of a phone in a car. More, though, the Cold ...

Photo Gallery: Hot seats

November 6, 2012 While the presidential election is getting most of the attention, every seat in the House and a third of Senate seats are up for reelection in 2012. With Congress controlling budgets and oversight for federal agencies, many of these elections will steer federal issues going forward. Below are 12 candidates ...

Video: Olympic bronze medalist in rowing proud to be a fed

September 21, 2012 Last week, more than 400 athletes from the 2012 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams visited the White House to be honored at a reception hosted by President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. Presidents welcome Olympians and Paralympians to the White House every two years. ...