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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: More From the Special Counsel's Report

April 22, 2019 According to reports, President Donald Trump is already thinking about a post-presidential memoir as a follow-up to his 2015 book, Crippled America. Late Show's Stephen Colbert joked about the news, saying that all Trump will have to do is throw "How I" before the previous book's title. Late-night shows were...

Play of the Day: Trump Tweets 'Game Over' After The Mueller Report Release

April 19, 2019 President Donald Trump is set to spend Easter weekend in Florida at Mar-a-Lago and left on Thursday. Late Night's Seth Meyers joked about the news, saying "while kids look for eggs, he'll look for Melania." The heavily-redacted Mueller Report was released to the public on Thursday and late-night hosts had...

Play of the Day: Trump Predicts 'Sleepy Joe' and 'Crazy Bernie' Will Duke It Out

April 18, 2019 South Bend mayor and 2020 Democratic hopeful Pete Buttigieg was heckled by a protestor yelling about Sodom and Gomorrah at a recent rally. Conan O'Brien joked about the news, implying that Vice President Mike Pence was the protestor screaming. President Donald Trump tweeted a prediction about the 2020 Dems on...

Play of the Day: The Redacted Mueller Report Is Coming Soon

April 17, 2019 A new national poll puts South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg in third place among Democrats, behind Senator Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked about the poll, saying that "Bernie, Biden and Buttigieg" sounds like a personal injury law firm that advertises during...

Play of the Day: The President Reacts To The Notre Dame Fire

April 16, 2019 Over the weekend, South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg officially announced that he is running for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked about the news, saying the gay midwestern veteran is "perfect for anyone who looks at Trump and says 'gimme the exact opposite of...

Play of the Day: The American Security Apparatus Is Running Smoothly

April 15, 2019 According to reports, President Donald Trump has bandied about a plan that would transfer detained immigrants to "sanctuary cities" either as a punishment for the Democratically-run cities or as an "olive branch" to Democrats. Saturday Night Live's Michael Che joked about the news, saying that more immigrants in a city...

Play of the Day: Julian Assange's Celebrity Advocate is Pamela Anderson

April 12, 2019 According to a new poll, millennial Pete Buttigieg ranks third in the 2020 race behind two septuagenarians, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked about the news, saying that Buttigieg's strategy is to just outlive the other to until 2020. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was kicked...

Play of the Day: Trump's Visit To Mount Vernon

April 11, 2019 Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders says he will release his tax returns next week and said that his book sales have made him a millionaire. The Daily Show's Trevor Noah joked about the news, saying that Sanders being a millionaire -- the thing he hates the most -- is like finding...

Play of the Day: There Are An Awful Lot of Democrats Running For Presidents

April 10, 2019 Attorney General William Barr testified before Congress on Tuesday about the Mueller Report and mentioned that the full report will be released soon, complete with color-coded redactions. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked about the news, saying that Donald Trump Jr. is excited because he'll be the one doing the...

One Chart Shows the Unprecedented Turmoil at Homeland Security

April 9, 2019 President Trump asked Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to resign on Sunday and announced the departure of Secret Service Director Randolph “Tex” Alles on Monday. But the two high-profile removals are just a snapshot of much broader upheaval at the department. According to reports, L. Francis Cissna, head of U.S....