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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 Growing Legend of Diamond Joe

April 10, 2015 A new book is set to be released chronicling the lives of Bill and Hillary Clinton during their years in the White House. The tell-all reportedly mentions tension in the marriage, which gave Conan O'Brien occasion to suggest a title for the book. Speaking of the couple, Bill Clinton said...

Play of the Day: Fixing Rand Paul's Campaign

April 9, 2015 The National Basketball Association announced this week that it is putting on a four-day clinic in Cuba later this month. This marks the first American professional sports league to officially work with the nation since President Barack Obama announced the changes in Cuba policy in 2014. The Tonight Show's Jimmy...

Play of the Day: Rand Paul Wants to Unleash the American Dream

April 8, 2015 After seasons of the show, the CIA is happy that Claire Danes' character on Homeland will soon no longer work for the agency. A CIA twitter account retweeted a New York Times column bidding "good riddance" to the character's job status at the agency and, according to The Tonight Show,...

Play of the Day: Me Llamo Jeb

April 7, 2015 According to the White House, Monday's annual Easter Egg Roll was a rousing success. Conan O'Brien joked about recent Secret Service troubles at the White House, while Late Night's Seth Meyers commented on the possible reaction of Republicans. Mistake or not, the New York Times reported this week that 2016...

Play of the Day: Security and Privacy Can Coexist…With Restrictions

April 6, 2015 With a framework in place for a nuclear deal with Iran, late-night television took a whack at the story. Saturday Night Live's Michael Che listed some of the nations currently with nukes, while The Late Show's David Letterman joked about Iran's connection to Indiana's religious freedom law and both Che...

Workforce Cuts in House and Senate Budgets, in One Chart

April 3, 2015 In the coming weeks, lawmakers will come together -- or attempt to come together -- on a legislative blueprint with potential to drastically reshape the federal workforce. The House and Senate have each passed their own budget proposals, and neither option paints a particular pretty picture for federal employees. Both...

Play of the Day: Religious Freedom in French Lick and Gary

April 3, 2015 New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez is facing corruption charges over improper benefits connected to lavish travel and favors. Late Night's Seth Meyers joked Thursday about Menendez saying "he's not going anywhere" by connecting Menendez to Chris Christie's bridge scandal, while The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon invoked a famous New Jersey...

Play of the Day: Clinton's New Platform Includes Free Guacamole

April 2, 2015 Indiana is in the process of changing its controversial religious freedom law after coming under heavy criticism for the bill. Wednesday, Indiana native David Letterman joked that the state is now going to outlaw same-sex carpooling, while seth Meyers deconstructed support for the law from 2016 hopefuls Jeb Bush, Ted...

Play of the Day: Indiana's Law Isn't a License to Discriminate, Just a Learner's Permit

April 1, 2015 President Barack Obama is planning his first visit to Kenya as president this coming summer, which is perfect fodder for late-night humor. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon referenced the birther movement in his monologue, while also suggesting the president is simply trying to mess with Republicans. Indiana's controversial new religious...

Women's Climb Up the Federal Management Ranks, in One Chart

March 31, 2015 The federal government is trying to close the gender gap in its workforce and Tuesday, it trumpeted the gains women have made in management roles. According to the Office of Personnel Management, far more women are likely to be working toward a management position than was the case one decade...