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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: Barack Obama Wants At Least One Child Left Behind

May 4, 2015 Late-night television hosts were still processing Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders entrance into the 2016 race over the weekend. Real Time's Bill Maher joked about Sanders' socialist affiliation and his unique biography, while The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon showed video of a particularly uplifting speech. Last Week Tonight's main story Sunday...

Play of the Day: More than Just a Weekend at Bernie's

May 1, 2015 President Barack Obama visited a library in DC Thursday, telling children at the event that he is a big fan of renowned children's author Dr. Seuss. Late Night's Seth Meyers suggested Thursday that Obama likes Seuss' book for an odd reason: To help put Joe Biden to bed. Vermont's Bernie...

Play of the Day: The Clinton Campaign's New Logos

April 30, 2015 In anticipation of a dinner in honor of Japan's Shinzo Abe's visit this week, the White House unveiled its new flatware. The Late Show's staff put together a video showing the unveiling to First Lady Michelle Obama and you might be surprised at some of the patterns on the dishes,...

Play of the Day: The Efficacy of Baltimore's Curfews

April 29, 2015 The Supreme Court is hearing arguments on gay marriage this week and a decision could make it the law of the land by this summer. Citing Samuel Alito's suggestion that ancient Greece didn't have same-sex marriage, Conan O'Brien joked about other things invented since then to be banned by the...

Play of the Day: Obama Yuks It Up All Over the Place

April 28, 2015 Bruce Jenner's interview with Dianne Sawyer Friday sparked not only the news that Jenner is transgender, but also that the former Olympian is a conservative Republican. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon suggested Jenner could be the only Republican to beat Hillary Clinton, while Conan O'Brien suggested Jenner would be using...

Play of the Day: Hillary Takes to Yelp

April 27, 2015 This year marks the 100th anniversary of the slaughtering of over a million Armenians by the Ottoman government, commonly referred to as the Armenian Genocide. The White House, however, doesn't call it a genocide, even though -- as Last Week Tonight's John Oliver pointed out Sunday -- Senator Barack Obama...

Play of the Day: Meet the NSA's New Recycling Mascot

April 24, 2015 President Barack Obama gave a speech on Earth Day at Florida's Everglades National Park and even toured the park a bit with local rangers. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon noted that Obama didn't look presidential in the accompanying photo opportunity, but rather like something from a crime procedural drama. Late...

Play of the Day: The Many Facial Expressions of Barack Obama

April 23, 2015 Hillary Clinton received a new endorsement this week when the staff at Nevada's Moonlite Bunny Ranch started a group called Hookers for Hillary. This led The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon to joke about one of the GOP frontrunners and his famous last name. Late Night's Seth Meyers joked about the...

Play of the Day: How the Gyrocopter Guy Evaded the American Security Apparatus

April 22, 2015 As Hillary Clinton continues her campaign for the 2016 Democratic nomination, her husband's presidential library posted a photo of the then-First Lady playing a GameBoy in 1993. Tuesday, The Tonight Show claimed to have exclusive footage of the game she was playing and it's familiar in both look and content....

Infographic: 5 Types of Toxic Employees (and How You Should Deal with Them)

April 21, 2015 Gossip, low productivity and burnout can ruin a team. Often, these problems are introduced via one or a few bad employees, derailing moving toward a goal. All it takes is is one toxic employee to completely ruin a project. Reuben Yonatan of GetVoip.com put together an infographic -- with information...