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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's Relationship With Robert Mueller

January 26, 2018 According to a Washington Post report this week, President Donald Trump was denied use of a van Gogh masterpiece from New York's Guggenheim Museum, but was offered a golden toilet piece in lie of the Dutch master's "Landscape With Snow." Jimmy Kimmel joked about the report, saying the Trumps wouldn't...

Play of the Day: Trump Heads to Davos

January 25, 2018 White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said this week that the White House is looking forward "to a complete and full conclusion" of the investigation led by Robert Mueller. Late Night's Seth Meyers joked that Mueller probably responded "no you don't" and The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked about...

Play of the Day: Some Smelly Shutdown Deal Metaphors

January 19, 2018 Some are claiming a conspiracy exists that fudges President Donald Trump's height-to-weight ratio in order to keep the president from being classified as "obese" in the Body Mass Index measurement. Conan O'Brien joked that Trump is definitely American if he's gaining weight and lying about it, while Late Show's Stephen...

Play of the Day: The Negotiations to Avert a Shutdown Are Like a Hostage Movie

January 18, 2018 Dr. Ronny L. Jackson spoke to reporters this week to present the results of health tests administered to President Donald Trump and Jackson determined Trump to be in “excellent” physical and mental health for his age. Jackson also reported that Trump is 6'3" and 239 pounds, putting him one inch...

Play of the Day: Trump Loves Norway

January 12, 2018 At an event with the Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, President Donald Trump announced the sale of F-52 fighter jets to the Scandinavian country as part of a growing defense relationship between the nations. The problem is that Trump apparently misspoke, because the F-52 only exists in the Call of...

Play of the Day: Trump's Arms Are Folded and He's Ready to Deal

January 11, 2018 Immigrations and Customs Enforcement raided dozens of 7-Eleven stores on Wednesday in a crackdown on the legal status of immigrants working at the stores. Late Night's Seth Meyers joked about the news, saying that ICE should check the legal status of the hot dogs at the convenience stores. President Donald...

Play of the Day: The President Stands For the National Anthem

January 10, 2018 President Donald Trump will receive his first physical as president this week, prompting Late Night's Seth Meyers to joke that Trump will use it as an occasion to brag about how he has "the most knees" and tie the physical to the allegations of sexual misconduct against the president. Trump...

Play of the Day: The 'Very Stable Genius' President

January 9, 2018 An electrical fire damaged an upper floor in Trump Tower on Monday, injuring three people and spewing black smoke into the New York sky. Jimmy Kimmel joked about the news, saying that the smoke is "traditionally understand as a signal that Eric Trump has lost finally his virginity." After a...

Play of the Day: More From the Michael Wolff Book on Trump

January 8, 2018 Soon after President Donald Trump tweeted about the North Korean nuclear situation, North and South Korea spoke to one another on the phone. Fox News' Greg Gutfeld joked about the news over the weekend, saying the thrice-married president could be a "great marriage counselor." As late-night hosts dive into Michael...

Play of the Day: Trump's Evening Cheeseburger

January 5, 2018 White House Press Secretary opened up her Thursday press briefing with a "message from a special guest" that turned out to be President Donald Trump on two screens flanking her. Late Show's Stephen Colbert joked about the Inception-y nature of it all, asking "why do we have to watch him...