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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: Trump's Twitter Feed Is a Public Forum, Like MySpace In 2005

May 24, 2018 President Donald Trump spent much of Wednesday morning on Twitter explaining a new claim of his about the "deep state" spying on him during the 2016 campaign. Trump called it "Spygate" on Twitter, prompting Late Show's Stephen Colbert to note that the name has already been used twice. Colbert then...

Play of the Day: The Real Cause Of The White House Sinkhole

May 23, 2018 The meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is not set in stone and may not happen. Trump publicly assured Kim that, if he agrees to give up his nuclear weapons, Kim "will be safe, he will be happy, his country will be rich, his country...

Play of the Day: Trump Hereby Demands An Investigation Into The Investigation

May 22, 2018 Former First Couple Barack and Michelle Obama inked a deal with Neflix to produce a series of shows for the streaming giant. Late Night's Seth Meyers joked about the news, asking if the former First Lady wants us to get off the couch or not. President Donald Trump began a...

Play of the Day: When Bill Gates Met Donald Trump

May 21, 2018 The Russia investigation turned one year old last week and President Donald Trump remembered the anniversary by tweeting tweeting "Congratulations America, we are now into the second year of the greatest Witch Hunt in American History." Saturday Night Live's Colin Jost joked that Trump noting the anniversary is the first...

Play of the Day: The Mueller Investigation Turns One Year Old

May 18, 2018 The Senate Judiciary Committee released thousands of pages of testimony from Donald Trump Jr. on Wednesday about the famed 2016 Trump Tower meeting. In it, Trump Jr. said "I do not recall" nearly 200 times, so Late Show's Stephen Colbert joked about a previous tweet in which Trump Jr. quoted...

Play of the Day: Will Kim Cancel the North Korea Talks?

May 17, 2018 The Senate Judiciary Committee released thousands of pages of testimony from Donald Trump Jr. on Wednesday concerning the 2016 Trump Tower meeting with a Russian pop singer, an oligarch and an attorney. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked about the news, saying President Donald Trump didn't read the transcripts because...

Play of the Day: The Leaking White House

May 16, 2018 First Lady Melania Trump is recovering in the hospital after kidney surgery and is reportedly doing well. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked that President Donald Trump's visit ended with a nurse telling him not to eat the hospital food. After Axios reported a behind-the-scenes account of why White House...

Play of the Day: Trump Wants Everyone to 'Be Cool' About China And Trade

May 15, 2018 Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox News this week that Kim Jong-un watches American TV and may, in fact, watch Fox News sometimes. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked about the news, saying Kim responded "I only watch Riverdale." President Donald Trump is involved in trade negotiations with China,...

Play of the Day: Trump and Pence Portraits in Post Offices

May 14, 2018 Last week, President Donald Trump greeted freed Americans held hostage in North Korea at 3 a.m. in the United States. In doing so, he also bragged about the middle-of-the-night ratings he got, prompting Fox News' Greg Gutfeld to joke that Trump "is always up for us" and saying that 2016...

Play of the Day: Trump Gets Big Ratings at Three in the Morning

May 11, 2018 The White House is setting up an artificial intelligence summit soon, according to reports. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked about the news, saying President Donald Trump wants the summit because Amazon's Alexa "is the only woman who's still talking to him." The Trump administration negotiated the release of three...