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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: Hillary Clinton Joins Twitter. Will the NSA Surveil Her?

June 12, 2013 Hillary Clinton joined Twitter this week , prompting late-night hosts to joke about the former senator. Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Fallon both joked about her husband’s Internet usage patterns, while David Letterman echoed an important statement, saying “A politician on Twitter, what could possibly go wrong?” The National Security Agency’s...

Play of the Day: Good News! You’re Not Paranoid.

June 11, 2013 With news of the widespread use of telephone data surveillance used by the National Security Agency and the recent news of the PRISM program , late-night comedians had plenty of material. The Late Show ’s David Letterman, Late Night ’s Jimmy Fallon and The Tonight Show’ s Jay Leno all...

Play of the Day: Obama Finds Your Correspondence Very Boring

June 10, 2013 With Saturday Night Live on summer hiatus, Friday is a slow evening for late-night comedy. However, The Tonight Show ’s Jay Leno spent most of his monologue highlighting the recent scandals surrounding the Obama administration. Leno made reference to the IRS spending scandal by bringing up the famed dancing video...

Play of the Day: Yes, The NSA Can Hear You Now

June 7, 2013 With news coming out that the National Security Agency has been collecting telephone data on millions of American Verizon customers , late-night comedians focused on Barack Obama’s role in the program. Jay Leno made a play on the “big brother” term for surveillance government and made a joke about the...

Play of the Day: A Delicious, Dangerous Use for Drones

June 6, 2013 The IRS scandals continue to amuse The Tonight Show ’s Jay Leno, as he revels in any pressure on the tax agency after recent conference spending has been put under more scrutiny . In his monologue Wednesday, Leno mentioned a lack of receipts and the irony for those who have...

Play of the Day: Great Moments in Dance-Related Government Scandals

June 5, 2013 With revelations that the Internal Revenue Service spent millions of dollars on conferences, scrutiny continues to be aimed at the agency . Even late-night comedians are examining the IRS more. Tuesday, The Tonight Show ’s Jay Leno was happy with the new scrutiny, which delighted his studio audience. The Late...

Play of the Day: The IRS Says “Let’s Dance!”

June 4, 2013 After a week away for Memorial Day, late-night comedy shows came back Monday to the continuing scandals surrounding Barack Obama’s White House. Primarily, increased scrutiny brought new revelations about the Internal Revenue Service and its spending . The IRS spent millions of dollars on conferences, which led The Daily Show...

Play of the Day: Everyone Has Awkward Prom Photos, Even the President

May 24, 2013 Time published a few photos of President Barack Obama at age 17 at his prom in Hawaii. The photos show a smiling Obama wearing a white jacket and a lei around his neck with three other Punahou School students in the spring of 1979. Late-night television hosts were all over...

Play of the Day: Yes, the IRS Did Miss an Important Filing Deadline

May 23, 2013 The scandals surrounding the White House continue to fascinate late night TV writers rooms. On NBC, The Tonight Show ’s Jay Leno continues to question what President Barack Obama knew and when did he know it, invoking the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and suggesting the policy shifted to...

Play of the Day: Obama’s Face and Race

May 22, 2013 The White House scandals have been a problem for the administration of Barack Obama, but late-night comedians have been eating it all up. Jay Leno continues to hammer Obama for the Benghazi reports, comparing the official stories to a Chicago man’s recent record-setting day . Michelle Obama’s recent comments about...