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Ross Gianfortune

Senior Web Producer Prior to joining Government Executive’s online production 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: Happy Birthday, Mr. President!

August 6, 2013 With an unspecified but serious threat to Americans worldwide, the government closed several embassies across Maghreb and Middle East this week. The news made Stephen Colbert yearn for better days, when Homeland Security used a color-coded system for threat levels. The Tonight Show’s Jay Leno also mentioned the news, comparing ...

Play of the Day: How Not to Deal With Obamacare

August 5, 2013 With some news outlets reporting that the Homeland Security Department has lost track of a million undocumented immigrants, The Tonight Show’s Jay Leno got a shot in at the federal government, saying that the National Security Agency couldn’t help because it only stalks American citizens. President Barack Obama turned 52 ...

Play of the Day: How Edward Snowden Can Get Back Into the United States

August 2, 2013 The news that magazines like Penthouse and Playboy will not be sold at Army and Air Force exchanges made it onto late-night TV this week, with Conan O’Brien saying that Defense finally learned about erotica on the Internet. Similarly, Stephen Colbert touched on the news that BDSM-themed bestseller Fifty Shades ...

Play of the Day: Who Was Bradley Manning Working For?

August 1, 2013 A 15-year-old audiotape has been unearthed, containing conversations between Monica Lewinsky and former President Bill Clinton. This gave The Late Late Show’s Craig Ferguson occasion to do his impression of Bill Clinton to audience laughs. Also on CBS, Late Show host David Letterman had his staff put together a video ...

Play of the Day: But What About the Fish Widows?

July 31, 2013 The Clintons remain a hot topic on late-night TV. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had breakfast with Vice President Joe Biden Tuesday, which gave Late Night’s Jimmy Fallon opportunity to joke about Biden’s dining choices. NBC is planning a miniseries on the family, which Jay Leno took as an ...

Play of the Day: The Hillary Clinton Miniseries

July 30, 2013 With news that a bipartisan plan to limit the National Security Agency’s surveillance powers was proposed in Congress last week, The Daily Show’s John Oliver took a new look at bipartisanship in DC. Looking at the partnership of Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., and Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., Oliver compared them ...

Play of the Day: Graffiti on Lincoln

July 29, 2013 Real Time’s Bill Maher started to examine the implications of legislation surrounding the National Security Agency’s surveillance, but stopped mid-sentence to talk about the royal baby and his lack of interest in the huge news story from earlier in the week. On NBC, The Tonight Show’s Jay Leno looked at ...

Play of the Day: Like the Post Office in Space

July 26, 2013 With predictions that the royal baby is going to be an economic boom for the United Kingdom, Tonight Show host Jay Leno believes he has some ideas for Michelle and Barack Obama to help the American economy. Leno also Thursday suggested that the National Security Agency should have been keeping ...

Play of the Day: Snowden is Biding Time Until He Gets to Leave the Airport

July 25, 2013 Texas governor and one-time presidential candidate Rick Perry will be visiting the Middle East in preparation for another possible presidential run. That news has prompted The Tonight Show’s Jay Leno to joke about Perry’s intelligence, playing on the word “bank” in regards to the West Bank Wednesday evening. In royal ...

Play of the Day: The Royal Baby’s Impact on Global Politics and Economics

July 24, 2013 NASA released photos of Earth recently taken from hundreds of millions of miles away, with our planet as a small dot. That gave Late Show host David Letterman opportunity to joke about things one can see from space, equating a popular New Jersey politician with the Great Wall of China. ...