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 Learned a Lot In School

September 15, 2015 NBC announced this week that Arnold Schwarzenegger will replace Donald Trump as the host of Celebrity Apprentice after Trump's controversial comments about immigration. Late Night's Seth Meyers noted the change, joking that Schwarzenegger's particularly insulting to Trump as he's an immigrant with an "anchor baby." Trump attended New York Military...

Play of the Day: Donald Trump Wants to Do What With His Daughter?

September 14, 2015 Social media was abuzz late last week after The New York Times wrote about Hillary Clinton's very unspontaneous plans for more spontaneity in her campaign. The Late Show's Stephen Colbert joked about Clinton's plans as he tested out new jokes for Clinton and mocked her ongoing email troubles. Many are...

Play of the Day: Donald Trump's Hat is the Real Star

September 11, 2015 Surgeon General Vivek Murthy called this week for Americans to utilizing more walking in their fitness routines. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon laughed at the low bar Murthy has set, but figured out why exactly he wants so much walking: The American top doctor is actually a dog. In addition...

Play of the Day: Sarah Palin Speaks American

September 10, 2015 Candidate merchandise shops can be a good revenue stream for presidential runs, but they often include silly items. The Late Show's Stephen Colbert looked at a few of these items for sale Wednesday night, joking about Rand Paul, Hillary Clinton and Thomas Jefferson along the way. Last week, Donald Trump...

Play of the Day: Don't Give Hillary Anything Electronic

September 9, 2015 Stephen Colbert debuted his Late Show Tuesday night and on his inaugural show, he spent a segment discussing Donald Trump. Colbert noted that he'd cover Trump extensively and then examined Trump's border wall idea. Hillary Clinton's issues with email continue to entertain late-night hosts. The Nightly Show's Larry Wilmore wondered...

Play of the Day: Clinton's Email and Obama's Religion

September 3, 2015 Hillary Clinton leads in the race to be the 2016 Democratic nominee for president, but the email scandal remains a news topic on late-night TV. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked about the retractions in the latest batch of emails released by State Department and even brought up a classic...

Play of the Day: Kanye West for President

September 1, 2015 MTV's Video Music Awards were held Sunday evening and the big news out of the show was Kanye West's long monologue after winning the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. In an 11-minute speech, West decried consumer culture, talked up his own status and announced he is running for president in...

Play of the Day: Freedom of Religion and Speech Explained

August 24, 2015 Donald Trump unveiled his immigration plan last week and late-night shows have been dissecting it since its release. Real Time's Bill Maher looked at the plan Friday, noting that Trump's current and first wives both would have been affected by his policy. Last Week Tonight's main story Sunday night tackled...

Play of the Day: What Trumped Learned From WrestleMania

August 21, 2015 Hundreds of people file paperwork with the FEC every presidential election cycle, but one candidate is polling better than usual: Deez Nuts. The Nightly Show's Larry Wilmore noted Mr. Nuts' polling numbers against sitting senator Lindsey Graham Thursday, while The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon mocked newscasters reporting on the Nuts...

Play of the Day: Clinton Has Some Explaining To Do

August 20, 2015 Donald Trump continues to make news by saying ridiculous things. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked about Trump's personal boycott of Oreos, while Late Night's Seth Meyers and Fallon jumped on Trump's mocking of supermodel Heidi Klum. In other campaign news, Hillary Clinton's email deletion scandal is not going away....

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