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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 Message to America

June 18, 2015 A new report this week suggests that Hillary Clinton's campaign site's Spanish language section is full of grammatical errors. This prompted The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon to joke about Clinton's use of the language and her mistaking a common phrase for a common snack. Donald Trump's announcement this week caused...

Play of the Day: Donald Trump is America's Id

June 17, 2015 Donald Trump threw his hat into the 2016 ring Tuesday, providing comedy gold for late-night talk shows. The Daily Show, Late Night and The Nightly Show all devoted segments to Trump, with every flavor of joke coming out of the hosts. Seth Meyers connected him to the ongoing Rachel Dolezol...

Play of the Day: The 2016 Race Goes Back to the 1990s

June 16, 2015 Over the weekend, Hillary Clinton hosted a kickoff event in New York for supporters, drawing a crowd of over 5,000. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked that so many people just showed up because of New Yorkers famous penchant for standing in line. Clinton also released a Spotify playlist connected...

Play of the Day: Does Torture Work?

June 15, 2015 The big story last week was the two felons who escaped from a prison in upstate New York and how they escaped. Being that they fooled the prison guards by fashioning rags and clothes into dummy-liked figures in their cells, Real Time's Bill Maher suggests the prison guards have jobs...

Play of the Day: Lindsey Graham Would Have Rotating First Ladies

June 12, 2015 Michelle Kwan joined Hillary Clinton's campaign recently as a paid staffer to work on outreach. This prompted The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon to suggest Clinton could bring on another former Olympic figure skater as muscle: Tonya Harding. Also on Thursday, The Nightly Show's Larry Wilmore noted 2016 hopeful Lindsey Graham's...

Play of the Day: The Real Reason Chafee Wants to Go Metric

June 11, 2015 Hillary Clinton joined Instagram this week, posting a photo of her famed pantsuits as her first contribution to the photo-sharing social network. Late Night's Seth Meyers joked about Clinton's move, saying she's somehow brought her specialized deletion skills to Instagram, too. Meyers also looked at another Clinton rival's big political...

Play of the Day: Obama and Merkel's (Possibly Heated) Conversation

June 10, 2015 Bachelor and presidential candidate Lindsey Graham made waves this week by suggesting he could have a group of "rotating" first ladies in the event of his election to the White House. Conan O'Brien and Late Night's Seth Meyers noted this development Tuesday night, with Meyers connecting Graham to popular dating...

Play of the Day: The GOP Field Visits Iowa

June 9, 2015 A federal court ruled recently that the United States Postal Service cannot continue the emergency price increase system that has been in place since 2014. Conan O'Brien cited the news Monday night, joking that the news will only affect a few people. Over the weekend, candidates vying for the 2016...

Play of the Day: Rick Perry's Résumé

June 8, 2015 After a data breach exposed information of millions of former and current federal employees, agencies are scrambling to work to protect data and go forward to protect those affected. Last Week Tonight's John Oliver gave an example of one undercover agent that may have been affected by the breach: a...

Play of the Day: Rick Perry's Vision for America

June 5, 2015 Two notable candidates entered the 2016 race this week. On the Democratic side, former governor of Rhode Island Lincoln Chafee announced his intentions to run with a rousing speech about a system of measurements. The Daily Show's Jon Stewart, Late Night's Seth Meyers and The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon mocked...