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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 President's (Slurred) Speech on Moving the Embassy in Israel

December 7, 2017 Over 30 Democratic Senators have called on Sen. Al Franken to step aside after more women came forward to accuse him of sexual misconduct this week. Late Night's Seth Meyers joked about the news, saying women are also stepping aside whenever "they see Al Franken coming." In a speech Wednesday,...

Play of the Day: The Trump Administration's Plans For Public Land Out West

December 6, 2017 After a large-scale doping operation was uncovered, the International Olympic Committee banned Russia from the 2018 Pyeongchang games. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked that Vladimir Putin might now call in a favor to President Donald Trump, while Late Night's Seth Meyers joked about Trump's penchant for bronzer. On Monday,...

Play of the Day: Donald Trump, John Dowd and Twitter

December 5, 2017 According to an excerpt from an upcoming book, former Donald Trump 2016 campaign official Hope Hicks would steam the future president's suit pants while he was still wearing them. Late Show's Stephen Colbert joked about the news, saying Hicks only did it because no woman would want to say "Mr....

Play of the Day: Mick Mulvaney's Job Interview at CFPB

December 4, 2017 Michael Flynn pled guilty on Friday to lying to the FBI, but the news was hailed as good news by Saturday Night Live's Colin Jost over the weekend Jost joked that Flynn, at least, wasn't in trouble for sexual harassment or assault, joking "He only lied to the FBI? He...

Play of the Day: Rex Tillerson is 'Here'

December 1, 2017 President Donald Trump and his family lit the National Christmas Tree this week, with First Lady Melania Trump doing the honors. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked about the news, saying the president refused to see it lit until "everyone agreed his tree has the most lights in history." The...

Play of the Day: Mick Mulvaney Does Not Like the Agency He Now Leads

November 30, 2017 According to reports, Walt Disney World's Hall of Presidents attraction will reopen soon with the new Donald Trump animatronic statue to stand among the other 44 presidents. Late Night's Seth Meyers joked about the news, saying the Trump statue was stored "in the Haunted Mansion." Earlier this week, a judge...

Play of the Day: The Trump Family's White House Christmas Decor

November 29, 2017 Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders was nominated for a Grammy this week for performance on the audiobook version of Our Revolution. Late night hosts joked about the news, with Late Night's Seth Meyers saying "shouted word" would've been a better category. The Daily Show's Trevor Noah took a different route, joking...

Play of the Day: The President Turns Down 'Person of the Year'

November 28, 2017 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has no clear director this week after former chief Richard Cordray resigned last week and two laws outline different ways an acting director should be named. As such, President Donald Trump's choice Mick Mulvaney and Cordray's pick Leandra English bth claim to run the agency...

Play of the Day: Trump Pardons Some Turkeys

November 22, 2017 President Donald Trump pardoned two turkeys in the annual White House ritual Tuesday. The two birds are named Wishbone and Drumstick, causing Late Show's Stephen Colbert to joke that being named after Thanksgiving food rituals don't bode well for the turkeys' future and compared it to naming your new goldfish...

Play of the Day: Being Thankful for LaVar Ball and Donald Trump

November 21, 2017 Another accuser has come forward to say that Sen. Al Franken groped her while taking a photo with him at the Minnesota State Fair photo, prompting Franken to say he will spend the next few days "reflecting." The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked that "reflecting" is a euphemism for "hope...