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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 Foreign Policy Platform

June 24, 2015 After South Carolina's Nikki Haley called for a reexamination of the Confederate Battle Flag's place in the state, retailers have jumped on board in banning sale of the flag that represented the Confederacy on the battlefield against the United States Armed Forces. Because Amazon was one of the first to...

Play of the Day: Taking Down the Confederate Battle Flag

June 23, 2015 In an episode posted Monday, Barack Obama used the n-word on Marc Maron's WTF podcast. This gave a lot of people fits, causing The Nightly Show's Larry Wilmore to devote a segment to the history of the word's use by previous (white) American presidents. Conan O'Brien and Late Night's Seth...

Play of the Day: Alexander Hamilton, Andrew Jackson and Paper Currency

June 22, 2015 The shooting in South Carolina last week sparked more debate on the use of the Confederate flag at government building in states of the former Confederacy. HBO's late-night television hosts over the weekend stood firmly against the flag, with Last Week Tonight's John Oliver joking about the nature of its...

Play of the Day: The State of the 2016 Race

June 19, 2015 The Treasury Department Thursday announced it will be putting a woman on the $10 bill within the next five years, prompting a few late-night hosts to joke about the development. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon took the opportunity to tie it to Caitlyn Jenner, while Late Night's Seth Meyers has...

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...