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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: Everyone has 'Pokemon Go' Fever

July 18, 2016 Donald Trump's running mate Mike Pence was introduced late last week and late-night took notice. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked about his name, while Late Show's Stephen Colbert noted his low approval ratings in Indiana. "Pokemon Go" is the most popular app on phones around the world right now...

Play of the Day: The Trump Veepstakes

July 15, 2016 The Republicans released the Republican National Convention schedule of speakers this week, with sports celebrities like Natalie Gublis, Dana White and Tim Tebow scheduled to appear. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked about Tebow'sshort NFL career, while Late Night's Seth Meyers mocked Tebow's lack of comparative celebrity. Reports this week...

Play of the Day: The Republican Party's Anti-Porn Platform

July 14, 2016 Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is being criticized for saying presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump is unfit to be president partially because he "says whatever comes into his head." Late Show's Stephen Colbert joked that the things he says come from somewhere else, while Late Night's Seth Meyers joked...

Infographic: The 8 Types of Toxic Managers

July 13, 2016 Everyone has a bad manager story. Even if you haven't experienced a lousy boss yourself, you surely know someone who has. Toxic managers come in many varieties. Some are allergic to the truth. Some want to micromanage every aspect of every project. Some are dinosaurs afraid to try new things...

Play of the Day: Bernie Sanders Endorses Clinton… Finally

July 13, 2016 In talking about his campaign this week, Donald Trump said that he is the "law and order" candidate. Late Night's Seth Meyers joked about the comment, saying Hillary Clinton is a better candidate because she, like the famed NBC series, has been around for over 20 years. Bernie Sanders finally...

Play of the Day: Hillary Clinton Is So Untrustworthy…

July 12, 2016 Members of the Wu-Tang Clan endorsed Hillary Clinton this week, prompting Late Night's Seth Meyers to joke about Clinton's lack of knowledge of youth culture. Meyers also noted Donald Trump's support from a very different type of cl--, er, klan. Clinton's email troubles have been a constant conversation since the...

Play of the Day: 2016 is the 'Sophie's Choice' Election… If Sophie Hated Her Kids

July 7, 2016 President Barack Obama campaigned with Hillary Clinton this week and The Nightly Show's Larry Wilmore noted that the event was the happiest Clinton has seemed in ages. He also joked about Clinton's famed want for power, in referencing Obama's "pass the baton" comment. After all, Clinton probably already tried to...

Play of the Day: Hillary Clinton Has Her 'Maury' Moment

July 6, 2016 The big news Tuesday was the announcement that the FBI will not recommend that Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton will not be indicted over her sending classified information over email while she was State Department chief. The Daily Show joked about FBI Director James Comey's press conference and his building of...

Play of the Day: Awkward Handshakes at the North American Leaders' Summit

July 1, 2016 According to a new Public Policy Polling survey, 13% of respondents said they would prefer a "giant meteor hitting the earth" over Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. The Late Show's Stephen Colbert joked about this poll, joking about a potential Trump presidency. Barack Obama joined Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto...

Play of the Day: Benghazi and Trey Gowdy

June 30, 2016 Donald Trump gave a speech on his views on trade this week in Pennsylvania with an interesting backdrop. Conan O'Brien joked that the wall of trash was an inelegant metaphor, while Late Show's Stephen Colbert wondered if Trump's economic plan involved bottle deposits and lots of them. On Tuesday, the...

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