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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's China Visit

November 10, 2017 According to a new poll, President Donald Trump would lose to a "generic Democrat" in a reelection bid, were the election held today. Late Night's Seth Meyers joked about the poll, saying "it's the name brands who have trouble." Trump's Asia tour continued in China Thursday and late-night joked about...

Play of the Day: Trump, Gillespie and Twitter

November 9, 2017 Former president Barack Obama reported for jury duty this week in Chicago, but was dismissed quickly from the jury pool. Jimmy Kimmel joked about the news, asking "In order to serve on a jury, you have to be born in the United States, right?" In the election for Virginia governor...

Play of the Day: Trump's Eating Korean Food in Seoul

November 8, 2017 Actor George Clooney said recently that Democratic Party doesn't have a potential presidential candidate to beat President Donald Trump in 2020 because the Democrats don't have anyone “who can light up the room.” Late Night's Seth Meyers joked about the quote, doing a Bernie Sanders impression playing on Sanders' frugality....

Play of the Day: Hat-Based Diplomacy

November 7, 2017 A woman was fired from her job recently for giving President Donald Trump's motorcade the middle finger. Conan O'Brien joked about the news, tying it to First Lady Melania Trump. Trump touched down in Japan over the weekend and spent time with Prime Minister Shinzō Abe. The Japanese leader made...

Play of the Day: President Trump is Photographed With Many People

November 6, 2017 President Donald Trump is in Asia on the longest trip of his presidency so far and late-night joked about the trip over the weekend. Saturday Night Live's Colin Jost joked about Trump administration requests for "familiar foods, like well-done steak and ice cream," saying Trump's team would like "easier mazes...

Play of the Day: From Russia With Cash

November 3, 2017 President Donald Trump is heading to Asia Friday for the longest foreign trip of his presidency so far. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked about the news, suggesting Trump asked how long the drive would be. More details have emerged about Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort's indictments this week, including...

Play of the Day: Donald Trump's Penchant For Branding

November 2, 2017 After an administration that has supported the placement of Confederate monuments in public squares, a reporter asked Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders for the White House's official position on slavery during a press briefing this week. Conan O'Brien joked about the news, saying it was the first time a White...

Play of the Day: 12 Years a Lack of Compromise

November 1, 2017 President Donald Trump hosted Halloween festivities this week at the White House, giving candy to children. Conan O'Brien joked about some of the events, saying First Lady Melania Trump's dressed in costume as a "happily married woman." White House Chief of Staff said this week that the American Civil War...

Play of the Day: Mueller's First Indictments

October 31, 2017 President Donald Trump hosted children of journalists at the White House recently for candy in celebration of Halloween and it got slightly awkward when he told some children that they could have some of the sweets because they "have no weight problems." Late Night's Seth Meyers wondered how Trump will...

Play of the Day: School House Trump Explains the 25th Amendment

October 30, 2017 November 8 marks the anniversary of the 2016 election and some Democratic voters will mark the occasion with events titled "Scream Helplessly at the Sky." Fox News' Greg Gutfeld mocked the "sore loser" nature of the events, calling the election a shellacking and showing video of famous crying and screaming...