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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 Latest Wide-Ranging Trump Interview

July 21, 2017 Thursday marked the six-month since President Donald Trump was inaugurated. Late Night's Seth Meyers joked that Melania Trump has been counting the days and Late Show's Stephen Colbert joked about the stress of the first six months. Trump's extensive interview with the New York Times was prime fodder for late-night...

Play of the Day: Trump's Second Meetup With Putin

July 20, 2017 According to a new report from People, Donald Trump Jr. is unhappy and wants his father's presidency to be over. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked about the news, saying the report was in the magazine's famed "Stars… They're Just Like Us" section. President Donald Trump met met with Russian...

Play of the Day: The GOP Health Care Plan Is Done… For Now

July 19, 2017 According to a poll from the Bloomberg network, Hillary Clinton is less popular than President Donald Trump. Late Night's Seth Meyers joked about the poll Tuesday night, referencing Clinton's relationship with her husband. Senate Republicans’ Better Care Reconciliation Act fell apart on Tuesday, effectively ending the GOP "repeal and replace...

Play of the Day: Donald Trump Has Another New Lawyer

July 18, 2017 President Donald Trump launched "Made in America Week" on Monday at the White House by showcasing products manufactured in the United States. During one event, the president got into a fire truck, prompting Late Show's Stephen Colbert to joke about the phrase "where there's smoke, there's fire," while Late Night's...

Play of the Day: The White House Needs a Spelling Lesson

July 17, 2017 With the Russia scandal continuing to swirl around President Donald Trump's administration, Fox News' Greg Gutfeld presented his monologue on Saturday on the media's overreaction to each piece of news about it. Gutfeld joked about the newest player in the drama and even wondered "is listening now a crime?" in...

Play of the Day: Trump Meets the French First Lady

July 14, 2017 The White House released a partial transcript of a conversation President Donald Trump had with reporters on Air Force One on the way to France. In it, Trump says he wants a border wall with "transparency" because "You have to be able to see through it." Jimmy Kimmel joked about...

Play of the Day: Trump Jr. Explains Himself

July 13, 2017 The swirl around Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer continues to build, with late-night television continuing to eviscerate the president's son. After a Washington Post story quoted a White House official defending Trump Jr., Late Show's Stephen Colbert joked about his Internet-famous photo shoot. Trump Jr. appeared on...

Play of the Day: The Trump Jr. Email Saga Adds Another Character

July 12, 2017 With Donald Trump Jr. releasing an email chain related to a meeting with a Russian lawyer, late-night shows joked about the president's son Tuesday night. Referencing the Watergate scandal, Late Show's Stephen Colbert joked that Trump Jr. is "his own Deep Throat while Jimmy Kimmel joked that Trump Jr. is...

Play of the Day: What Happened at Donald Trump Jr.'s Meeting With a Russian Attorney?

July 11, 2017 President Donald Trump was in Germany last week for the 2017 G20 Hamburg summit and misidentified Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong as Indonesian President Joko Widodo in a social media post. Late Show's Stephen colbert joked about the gaffe, saying that Trump's previous international diplomacy experience was with the...

Play of the Day: How the Rest of the World Sees Donald Trump

July 3, 2017 Last week, the Supreme Court lifted blocks on President Donald Trump's travel ban and granted some exclusions for those with close family in the United States. The lifting of the ban made for a bit of wordplay for Last Week Tonight's John Oliver when he played with the word "ban"...