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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: 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,...

Census To Add Citizenship Question to 2020 Questionnaire

March 27, 2018 The Commerce Department announced Monday that it will add a question about the citizenship of the respondent to the 2020 questionnaire. The change, according to a department statement, follows a request by the Department of Justice. A memo from Wilbur Ross directing the Census Bureau to add the question cites...

Play of the Day: Stormy Daniels Knows How to Get Trump to Behave

March 27, 2018 President Donald Trump's legal team has been somewhat upended in recent weeks, with John Dowd resigning and new lawyers to work on the Russia probe from Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Trump reportedly even said that he is going to take a more aggressive stance toward the probe, according to Vanity...

Play of the Day: Trump and Mueller's Jeopardy! Topics

March 26, 2018 President Donald Trump shifted his national security team last week, moving H.R. McMaster out in favor of John Bolton. Fox News' Greg Gutfeld joked about the news over the weekend, noting that Bolton's not related to Michael Bolton and that wherever Bolton's "mustache enters the room, you know he's not...

Play of the Day: Biden and Trump Are Ready to Fight Again

March 23, 2018 One of President Donald Trump's lawyers in the Russia investigation, John Dowd, stepped down this week. According to reports, Trump did not listen to Dowd's advice, so Jimmy Kimmel joked about the advice Trump refusing, citing Trump's love of fried chicken. In Miami this week, Joe Biden reiterated his claim...

Play of the Day: Trump's Staff Gives Him Notes in His Native Tongue

March 22, 2018 President Donald Trump is being sued by a few different women right now related to affairs, including an adult film actress, a reality TV star and a former Playboy model. Conan O'Brien joked about Trump's affairs and tied it Trump's Evangelical support in the 2016 election. Reports this week said...

Play of the Day: What Trump Wants to Talk About With Mueller

March 21, 2018 Despite warnings from his staff, President Donald Trump congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin on his recent electoral victory in a phone call this week. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked about the news, saying Trump called the conversation a "Puti call." According to reports, Trump's legal team met with representatives...

Play of the Day: Andrew McCabe Had a Terrible Birthday Weekend

March 20, 2018 According to a new Monmouth University poll, most Americans are concerned about the United States government spying on them. Late Night's Seth Meyers joked about the poll, saying Americans' microwaves are saying "no, we're not!" President Donald Trump instructed the Justice Department to fire 22-year FBI veteran and former acting...

Poll: The 'Deep State' Scares the Heck Out of Most Americans

March 19, 2018 President Donald Trump's distrust of the so-called "deep state" is finding its way to voters, with the majority of Americans polled saying that unelected government officials and bureaucrats are too powerful. Sixty percent of respondents to a Monmouth University poll released Monday say the "unelected or appointed officials in the...

Play of the Day: Rex Tillerson Knew How This Was Going to End

March 19, 2018 President Donald Trump met with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar last week and Varadkar presented Trump with a shamrock bowl. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked about the gift, saying Trump was disappointed it wasn't a Shamrock Shake. Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson last week and the weekend...