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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: 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. ...

Play of the Day: A Major American City Goes Bankrupt

July 23, 2013 As Michigan’s largest city and center of the American auto industry, Detroit was a major economic center for years. However, the city’s downward trajectory continues as Detroit became the largest American city to file for Chapter 9 Municipal Bankruptcy this week. The Tonight Show, host Jay Leno compared Detroit’s troubles ...

Play of the Day: Obama Talks Race

July 22, 2013 In the wake of the verdict in the trial regarding the death of Trayvon Martin, President Barack Obama spoke about race Friday after Jay Carney’s press briefing. Real Time host Bill Maher touched on this subject, mentioning that Obama’s words would resonate in certain places, but probably not in Florida. ...

Play of the Day: Where Will Snowden Find Asylum?

July 19, 2013 According to a report, alleged Sept. 11 planner Khalid Sheikh Mohammed has been spending his years in detention at Guantánamo Bay by designing a vacuum cleaner. The Late Show’s David Letterman joked about this fact, including giving the cleaner a new slogan: “It has declared jihad on dirt.” In other ...

Play of the Day: It’s So Hot In D.C...

July 18, 2013 Liz Cheney candidate’s father was an important national political figure in the previous decade, so her announcement that she’s running for one of Wyoming’s Senate seats in 2014 was noted by late-night hosts Wednesday night. The Tonight Show’s Jay Leno joked about her relative conservatism to her father, while Conan ...

Play of the Day: The Senate Avoids the Nuclear Option

July 17, 2013 Former president George H.W. Bush visited current president Barack Obama at the White House earlier this week to receive an award. Bush presented Obama with a gift and Conan O’Brien took note, saying it was the best gift Republicans gave Obama since Mitt Romney. On NBC, Jay Leno mentioned Edward ...