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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 is Just Palin Redux

July 21, 2015 Barack Obama met this week with 110-year-old Emma Didlake, America's oldest living veteran. This prompted The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon to joke about the effects the stress of the presidency has had on Obama. Late-night hosts continue to highlight Donald Trump's comments about Senator John McCain, R-Ariz., from this weekend....

Play of the Day: Donald Trump's Various Enemies

July 20, 2015 The Iran deal announced last week gave opportunity for the president to speak from a familiar spot in the White House, as Last Week Tonight's John Oliver noticed. Oliver also joked about Joe Biden's steely-eyed stare during the talk, comparing the vice president to a man who "wants to dance"...

Play of the Day: Ted Cruz is a 'Big Fan' of Donald Trump

July 17, 2015 Thursday, Barack Obama was the first sitting president to visit a federal prison when he traveled to Oklahoma and toured the Federal Corrections Institution El Reno facility. Late Night's Seth Meyers noted the reaction on Fox News, saying they were disappointed that Obama was just visiting. Sometime GOP frontrunner Donald...

How Many National Laboratories Can You Name?

July 16, 2015 The Energy Department operates national laboratories that house researchers in everything from nuclear fusion projects to biosciences to photon science to environmental science and work on renewable energy. The 17 facilities employ tens of thousands of federal employees and have multi-million dollar allotments in the federal budget, but are largely...

Play of the Day: Joe Biden Behaved During Obama's Talk

July 16, 2015 Donald Trump was dropped as host of NBC's Celebrity Apprentice and the network is looking at comedian George Lopez as a possible replacement. Late Night's Seth Meyers noted Wednesday that this is Trump's worst nightmare: A Hispanic taking an American's job. The White House announced the historic nuclear agreement with...

Play of the Day: El Chapo Threatens The Donald

July 15, 2015 The huge news of this week has been the historic nuclear agreement between the United States and Iran. While not an easy target for humor, Late Night's Seth Meyers, The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon and Conan O'Brien all tried to make light of the deal. Fallon targeted the connection between...

Play of the Day: Scott Walker Has Joined an Already-Crowded 2016 Field

July 14, 2015 During his trip to South America, Pope Francis visited a Burger King to change his clothes this week. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked about the nature of what goes down in a Burger King bathroomPope Francis' famous vehicle. Scott Walker entered the 2016 fray this week, prompting Fallon to...

Play of the Day: Trump's Comments Have Not Gone Over Well

July 3, 2015 Donald Trump's comments about immigration and crime during his announcement speech have earned him criticism and have caused his business interests to suffer, but the mogul and 2016 presidential candidate says he will keep going on. Conan O'Brien joked about Trump's hair Thursday, while The Nightly Show's Larry Wilmore joked...

Play of the Day: Chris Christie's New Horse-Abusing Ad

July 2, 2015 The Justice Department released its report on the Ferguson Police Department this week, saying the department had a fractured relationship with the black community. The Nightly Show's Larry Wilmore suggested it was time for Ferguson PD to update its relationship status on Facebook because of the report. Buzzfeed talked to...

Play of the Day: Chris Christie is in the Race. Ready Your Fat Jokes.

July 1, 2015 With the Supreme Court ruling for use of a controversial drug used to perform lethal injections, The Daily Show Tuesday night looked at the exact nature of the wording of the Eighth Amendment. Stewart showed the cruel and unusual matrix to examine what would constitute such a punishment to hilarious...