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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: Let's Save The California Forest. Grab a Rake.

November 20, 2018 President Donald Trump will pardon a turkey this week and before the pardoning ceremony, South Dakota turkeys Peas and Carrots are staying at the fancy Willard Intercontinental Hotel near the White House. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked about the accommodations, saying Trump told his wife "Look, Melania! They sleep...

Play of the Day: Updating the Mission Formerly Known As 'Operation Faithful Patriot'

November 19, 2018 President Donald Trump posthumously awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom to MLB icon Babe Ruth last week. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked about the news, saying he was a "legend" because it was "his idea to combine peanut, caramel and nougat." The administration's plan to send troops to the...

Play of the Day: The President Takes Aim At The Special Counsel On Twitter

November 16, 2018 According to reports, President Donald Trump was not aware of his wife's push to remove a national security staffer before it became public and wanted to keep the feud in-house. Late Night's Seth Meyers joked about the news, saying Melania Trump could cite the Stormy Daniels affair as a private...

Play of the Day: The President Examines Voter Fraud Again

November 15, 2018 The Democrats won the majority in the House last week in the midterm elections for the first time since 2010. Late Night's Seth Meyers joked about the news, saying Democratic leadership marked the event by Googling "how to celebrate." President Donald Trump implied in an interview this week that voter...

Play of the Day: The First Lady Gets In On the 'You're Fired!' Fun

November 14, 2018 On Twitter, President Donald Trump responded to critics of his skipping a World War I commemoration by placing the blame on his transportation and Secret Service detail and claiming that he wanted to go to the event. Late Night's Seth Meyers joked about the news, claiming Twitter's translate button could...

Play of the Day: The President Has Solutions For California's Fires

November 13, 2018 President Donald Trump was in France over the weekend to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I and his motorcade was interrupted by a topless woman protesting. Late Late Show's James Corden joked about the famously libidinous president , saying "if you want to protest President Trump, shouldn't you...

Play of the Day: The President Deconstructs The Midterms

November 12, 2018 Two Marine Corps pilots involved in an alleged lewd drawing over the Salton Sea in California, pending an investigation. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked about the news, saying the flight would've been longer, but it was cold out that night. President Donald Trump held a press conference last week...

Play of the Day: Meet Matt Whitaker

November 9, 2018 Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, fell in her office this week, breaking three ribs. Late Late Show's James Corden joked about the news, saying President Donald Trump ate "three McRibs" in a show of support. Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions this week and named Matt Whitaker to...

Play of the Day: Jeff Sessions Learned His Fate From John Kelly

November 8, 2018 During a Wednesday press conference, President Donald Trump said that many people want to work for him and that "We are a hot White House." The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked about the news, saying that Trump would then start into Nelly's "Hot in Herre". Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned...

Play of the Day: Midterm Madness

November 7, 2018 The midterm elections were Tuesday and many politicians and public figures tried to get people out to the polls. White House staffer Ivanka Trump posted a video on Twitter of her telling voters in bad weather to not "let the rain stop you," prompting Late Night's Seth Meyers to joke...