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: Bernie Sanders Endorses Clinton… Finally

July 13, 2016 In talking about his campaign this week, Donald Trump said that he is the "law and order" candidate. Late Night's Seth Meyers joked about the comment, saying Hillary Clinton is a better candidate because she, like the famed NBC series, has been around for over 20 years. Bernie Sanders finally...

Play of the Day: Hillary Clinton Is So Untrustworthy…

July 12, 2016 Members of the Wu-Tang Clan endorsed Hillary Clinton this week, prompting Late Night's Seth Meyers to joke about Clinton's lack of knowledge of youth culture. Meyers also noted Donald Trump's support from a very different type of cl--, er, klan. Clinton's email troubles have been a constant conversation since the...

Play of the Day: 2016 is the 'Sophie's Choice' Election… If Sophie Hated Her Kids

July 7, 2016 President Barack Obama campaigned with Hillary Clinton this week and The Nightly Show's Larry Wilmore noted that the event was the happiest Clinton has seemed in ages. He also joked about Clinton's famed want for power, in referencing Obama's "pass the baton" comment. After all, Clinton probably already tried to...

Play of the Day: Hillary Clinton Has Her 'Maury' Moment

July 6, 2016 The big news Tuesday was the announcement that the FBI will not recommend that Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton will not be indicted over her sending classified information over email while she was State Department chief. The Daily Show joked about FBI Director James Comey's press conference and his building of...

Play of the Day: Awkward Handshakes at the North American Leaders' Summit

July 1, 2016 According to a new Public Policy Polling survey, 13% of respondents said they would prefer a "giant meteor hitting the earth" over Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. The Late Show's Stephen Colbert joked about this poll, joking about a potential Trump presidency. Barack Obama joined Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto...

Play of the Day: Benghazi and Trey Gowdy

June 30, 2016 Donald Trump gave a speech on his views on trade this week in Pennsylvania with an interesting backdrop. Conan O'Brien joked that the wall of trash was an inelegant metaphor, while Late Show's Stephen Colbert wondered if Trump's economic plan involved bottle deposits and lots of them. On Tuesday, the...

Play of the Day: Elizabeth Warren (Kind Of) Takes Center Stage

June 29, 2016 Donald Trump is famous for giving nicknames to his political rivals and he now has Sen. Elizabeth Warren in his crosshairs with the nickname "Pocahontas," referencing her claim of being 1/32 Native American. Trump's also called Warren a racist.Jimmy Kimmel wondered if that's above board, considering the nickname from Trump....

Play of the Day: More on Brexit's Global Effects

June 28, 2016 With the Brexit vote causing negative effects on the world political and economic systems, late-night hosts continued to process the news. Late Show's Stephen Colbert noted the impact on the United Kingdom's finances, saying the Cadbury Creme Egg is now the "most stable currency" coming from Britain. Conan O'Brien joked...

Play of the Day: Trump's Reaction to Brexit

June 27, 2016 Britons shocked the world last week when they voted to leave the European Union in a vote known colloquially as "Brexit." The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked about Prime Minister David Cameron's post-Brexit resignation in connection with the U.S. election, while British native John Oliver of Last Week Tonight joked...

Play of the Day: A Sit-in on the Hill

June 24, 2016 Democrats spent more than 24 hours sitting on the House floor as part of a protest to get the Republican House majority to hold votes on gun-control measures. Late-night hosts joked about the protest, with Late Show's Stephen Colbert, Late Night's Seth Meyers and The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joking...

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