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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 Signs The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

December 4, 2018 President Donald Trump explained reports of his working on a 2016 real estate deal in Moscow as "legal & very cool" last week on Twitter. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked about the news on Monday night, saying it's a bad scene when "the president explains himself like a stoner...

Play of the Day: The President's Trip to the G20 Summit

December 3, 2018 President Donald Trump explained reports of his working on a 2016 real estate deal in Moscow as "legal & very cool" on Twitter Friday. Saturday Night Live's Colin Jost joked about the phrasing, saying it sounds like what a Craigslist ad for Russian prostitutes might say. Trump was in Argentina...

Play of the Day: The President's Latest Russia Explanation

November 30, 2018 President Donald Trump lit the White House Christmas tree this week and mispronounced the word "Christmas" in doing so. The Tonight SHow's Jimmy Fallon joked about it, saying Trump both sounded like he was a record being played backwards and like someone's drunk uncle. Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen plead...

TSA Is Looking For a Few Good Dogs

November 29, 2018 It's the holiday travel season and that means a lot of extra work for some. Just ask the dogs employed by the Transportation Security Administration at airports around the United States. According to a new post in the Federal Register, TSA wants to recruit more canines to sniff your luggage....

Play of the Day: The President Talks Climate Change, Belief and Intelligence

November 29, 2018 Keeping with annual tradition, the White House lit its Christmas tree on Wednesday evening in Washington. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked about the news, saying that the occasion is the one time everyone isn't scared when President Donald Trump pushed a big button. Trump gave an interview to The...

Play of the Day: The White House Is Decked Out For Christmas

November 28, 2018 General Motors announced this week that it will cut jobs, despite a corporate tax cut that prompted the company to buoy its stock prices via buybacks. The Daily Show's Trevor Noah joked about the news, saying that a corporation's job is to make money unless "it's either a charity or...

Play of the Day: The Climate Report Is Here

November 27, 2018 According to a report, when asked to estimate the military's top general's salary recently, President Donald Trump's guess was off by about $4.8 million. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked about the news, saying "when told it was actually 200,000, Trump was like '200,00 million?'" The administration released a 13-agency...

Play of the Day: Ivanka's Email Usage

November 26, 2018 Earlier this month, a company starting airing an ad on Fox News for a teddy bear named and styled after the president. Late Late Show's James Corden joked about Trumpy Bear, saying that the big difference between it and President Donald Trump is that First Lady Melania Trump will actually...

Play of the Day: It's Thanksgiving Time at the White House

November 21, 2018 The White House unveiled a scale model of the building made out of LEGO this week. The model uses between 100,000 and 115,000 of the building blocks, prompting Late Night's Seth Meyers to joke that the President Donald Trump thinks it's made of "1.5 million LEGO pieces!" Trump is heading...

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...