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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: 'Witch Hunt' Would Look Good on a Red Hat

April 11, 2018 President Donald Trump’s Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert is leaving his post soon, according to the White House. Late Night's Seth Meyers joked about the news, saying that Trump will eventually need to ask Hillary Clinton to serve in his administration because the talent pool is so shallow. Armed with...

Play of the Day: Michael Cohen's Office Was Raided and the President is Not Happy

April 10, 2018 Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt's scandals have been in the news lately, from his spending of taxpayer money on security for travel to his spending on office amenities like a $43,000 soundproof booth because of a fear of eavesdropping. The Daily Show's Trevor Noah joked about the news, asking...

Play of the Day: Scott Pruitt's Other Lodging Options

April 9, 2018 President Donald Trump defended his trade policies with China on Twitter last week, saying "When you’re already $500 Billion DOWN, you can’t lose! " Saturday Night Live's Colin Jost joked about the tweet, calling it "degenerate gambler logic." Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is under fire for various ethics...

Play of the Day: Trump's Latest Border Plan

April 6, 2018 President Donald Trump will travel to Peru next week to attend the Summit of the Americas. Late Night's Seth Meyers joked about the trip saying Trump's response was "There's another America?" Trump's plan to send the National Guard to the border between the United States and Mexico was a topic...

Play of the Day: Stormy Daniels May Have More To Say About The President

April 5, 2018 President Donald Trump met with leaders of three Baltic nations this week at the White House. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked that, before the meeting, Trump thought that Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia were cast members on a Real Housewives show instead of Baltic nations. In an interview this week,...

Play of the Day: The White House's Favorite Spring Fashion

April 2, 2018 President Donald Trump fired former Veterans Affairs chief David Shulkin this week and will replace him with Dr. Ronny Jackson, the White House physician. In January, Jackson said that the president has "great genes," prompting Last Week Tonight's John Oliver to note that Donald Trump Jr. is a rebuttal to...

Play of the Day: Dr. Ronny Jackson's Qualifications

March 30, 2018 President Donald Trump's approval ratings are up in the the wake of the Stormy Daniels controversy, including among evangelical voters. Conan O'Brien joked about the news, saying evangelicals just like it when anyone is saying "Oh God!," even if it's adult film performers. Trump fired former Veterans Affairs chief David...

Trump Derides Postal Service as 'Delivery Boy' in Tweet Knocking Amazon

March 29, 2018 President Trump has not made his frustrations with Jeff Bezos secret. He's tweeted disparagingly about Amazon more than 10 times since 2015. He continued the trend on Thursday morning with a new twist: A derisive shot at the largest independent agency of the federal government. I have stated my concerns...

Play of the Day: New Ways to Fund the Border Wall

March 29, 2018 President Donald Trump's approval ratings have jumped in recent weeks, despite a series of scandals affecting the president. Conan O'Brien joked about the news on Wednesday, saying Trump is two more porn stars away from reelection. Trump recently retweeted one of his own tweets that suggests the military could pay...

Play of the Day: Meet John Bolton… And His Mustache

March 28, 2018 President Donald Trump recently congratulated Vladimir Putin for winning an election, despite his staff giving him a note in his briefing materials that told him not to. Late Show's Stephen Colbert joked about the news on Tuesday, saying Trump's staff should've put the note in something he pays attention to,...