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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: Joe Biden's Vertical Video

April 8, 2019 Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders raised $18 million dollars in the first quarter of fundraising. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon noted the news by joking about Sanders' looks, saying that "in Vermont, I guess, a haircut costs over 18 million." Lucy Flores, a former Nevada candidate for lieutenant governor, wrote an...

Play of the Day: Further Examining the Barr Letter

April 5, 2019 According to Google Trends, former Vice President Joe Biden and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg are the two most-searched presidential candidates in the 2020 Democratic field. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked about the news, saying that the lesser-known Buttigieg is happy people are Googling him, while Biden's recent...

Play of the Day: The President's Beef With Windmills

April 4, 2019 President Donald Trump spoke at a Republican fundraising event on Tuesday and seemed to vacillate on the abbreviation for his "Keep America Great" 2020 slogan: KAG. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked about the news, saying that it sounds like "a cat coughing up a hairball." Trump also went after...

Play of the Day: Cutting Health Care By Cutting Letters

April 3, 2019 President Donald Trump misspoke on Tuesday when he said "orange" instead of "origin" when talking about the roots of the Mueller Report. Jimmy Kimmel joked about the mistake, saying that the president wakes up every morning, sees the color of his face and the word gets stuck in his head....

Play of the Day: Closing the Border, In Terms Americans Can Understand

April 2, 2019 Lucy Flores, a former Nevada candidate for lt. governor, wrote an essay recently that recounts how former Vice President Joe Biden inappropriately sniffed her hair and kissed her head during a campaign event in 2014. Late Night's Seth Meyers joked about the news, saying that Biden's excuse was "I never...

Play of the Day: The Full Headline From the Mueller Report

April 1, 2019 On Friday, President Donald Trump threatened to close the southern border, saying that the U.S. has run out of space for migrants. Saturday Night Live's Michael Che joked about the news over the weekend, suggesting a counterpoint: Wyoming. With the release of Attorney General William Barr's letter summing up Special...

Play of the Day: At Least Mike Pence Still Has The Space Force

March 29, 2019 According to The Washington Post, President Donald Trump told Republican lawmakers that he wanted to limit aid to Puerto Rico. Late Show's Stephen Colbert joked about the news, bringing back Trump's famed visit to the island co-starring paper towel rolls. With the Mueller report finding no concrete evidence that Trump...

Play of the Day: The Budget, Betsy DeVos and the Special Olympics

March 28, 2019 President Donald Trump is reveling in his self-proclaimed exoneration after the Mueller report was delivered to the Department of Justice. Late Late Show's James Corden noted that the White House hasn't even seen the document, joking that the report replaces "the Constitution and the Bible as Trump's favorite documents he...

Play of the Day: It's the Right Month for Mueller Madness

March 27, 2019 Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Monday blocked a resolution to release Special Counsel Robert Mueller's full report publicly. Late Late Show's James Corden joked about the news on Tuesday, saying that waiting a little while more for a report that took two years is akin to waiting for another Star...

Play of the Day: The Deep State Failed to Take Down Trump

March 26, 2019 The Special Counsel's investigation into President Donald Trump concluded with delivery of the report to the Justice Department over the weekend and Attorney General William Barr wrote a four-page letter summarizing the report. In it, Barr wrote that Trump was not found to be have definitely colluded with Russia and...