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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: Donald Trump is Now Feuding With John Lewis

January 17, 2017 Donald Trump is set to be inaugurated in a few days and dozens of Democrats in Congress are boycotting the event. Conan O'Brien joked that he was surprised that there even were dozens of Democrats after the losses they've taken in the last few elections. After Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga.,...

Play of the Day: Ben Carson's Hearing Was Definitely Eventful

January 13, 2017 President Barack Obama awarded his vice president with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, Thursday. In return, as Late Night's Seth Meyers joked, Joe Biden gave Obama his highest honor: A finger gun point and a wink. Donald Trump's pick for HUD chief Dr. Ben Carson...

Play of the Day: Making American Great Again … With a Lot of Folders

January 12, 2017 President Barack Obama gave his final speech in the office Tuesday night, including a part of the speech asking citizens to engage more with American democracy. The Daily Show's Trevor Noah joked about Obama suggesting engagement with "strangers from the Internet" in "real life," saying such a thing will end...

Play of the Day: The Sessions Confirmation Hearings Have Begun

January 11, 2017 Barack Obama gave his farewell presidential address Tuesday night in Chicago. Late Night's Seth Meyers joked about the upcoming transition to Donald Trump's by comparing it to a blended family situation. Jimmy Kimmel gave some history about presidential farewells by noting the Alexander Hamilton helped craft George Washington's farewell speech...

Play of the Day: Trump and Streep

January 10, 2017 According to reports, president-elect Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner will be named senior adviser to the president soon. Late Show's Stephen Colbert joked about the move, referencing Trump's comments about his daughter. Conan O'Brien also joked about the move, tying Kushner to another famous Jared. Monday, Trump tweeted insults at...

Play of the Day: Donald Trump Drives the Twitter Train

January 9, 2017 President-elect Donald Trump is less than two weeks from taking office and he continues to make news on Twitter. Earlier this month, the president-elect tweeted that he was unhappy with a photo that will appear on a CNN book about him, saying “Hope it does well but used worst cover...

Play of the Day: The President-elect, Relative Truth and Intelligence

January 6, 2017 The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing Thursday to investigate the claims of Russian interference in the 2016 American election. When asked if he spoke to president-elect Donald Trump about disagreements with the intelligence community on Russia's involvement, committee chair John McCain told reporters that he has not "talked...

Play of the Day: Trump's (Lack Of) Trust in the U.S. Intelligence Apparatus

January 5, 2017 As has been tradition, ex-presidents and their wives will attend president-elect Donald Trump's inauguration in Washington on Jan. 20. That includes Bill and Hillary Clinton, the losing family in the November election. Late Show's Stephen Colbert tied the news to jokes about Hillary Clinton winning the popular vote and even...

Play of the Day: Donald Trump Talks Russian Hacking… With Don King at His Side

January 4, 2017 According to news reports, Bill and Hillary Clinton will attend Donald Trump's inauguration on January 20. Because the former First Lady lost to the president-elect in November, Jimmy Kimmel joked Tuesday night that there's a 50/50 chance she pulls a "Red Wedding" at the inauguration or, more likely, a "Kanye."...

Play of the Day: More From Donald Trump's Twitter Account

December 27, 2016 Donald Trump is set to be inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States next month and more and more his business dealings are emerging each day. Last summer. a 2002 video was unearthed of Trump appearing in an advertisement opposite Grimace, the purple McDonald's mascot. Late Night's Seth...

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