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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: 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...

Play of the Day: Mike Huckabee is a Real Comedian

June 4, 2015 Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton is making the fundraising rounds nationwide and news broke this week that she will be attending one hosted by Spiderman star Tobey Maguire. Wednesday, The Tonight Show staff photoshopped Clinton into the famous upside down kiss scene opposite Maguire and host Jimmy Fallon joked about the...

Play of the Day: TSA Staff Speaks… Sort Of

June 3, 2015 This week saw South Carolina Senator -- and single man -- Lindsey Graham enter the 2016 fray. If he wins, Graham would be the first bachelor president elected in over 100 years, causing Late Night's Seth Meyers to joke about the popular ABC reality show, while The Tonight Show's Jimmy...

Play of the Day: John McCain Criticizes Rand Paul's NSA Moves

June 2, 2015 The 2016 race remains at the front of the news with new candidates declaring seemingly every day. Late Night's Seth Meyers showed a possible new Lindsey Graham campaign poster and The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon noted Ted Cruz's love of video games with a Mario Bros. parody. On Monday, late-night...

Play of the Day: Is Bernie Sanders Crazy or Crazy Like a Fox?

May 29, 2015 With its election being held this week, the FIFA scandal is not slowing down. Among the allegations is that the international soccer governing body took bribes to hold the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, despite its human rights abuses. The Nightly Show's Larry Wilmore noted a possible human rights abuse:...

Play of the Day: The FIFA Investigation Has Layers

May 28, 2015 The controversy around Josh Duggar and his relationship with the American conservative movements keeps building. As photos emerge of 2016 GOP candidates posing with the reality star, The Nightly Show's Larry Wilmore has some campaign advice for Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz and the others: Don't let those photos get out....