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Ross Gianfortune

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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: The President's Golf Trophy Gift to Puerto Rico

October 3, 2017 President Donald Trump hosted Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha at the White House on Monday. Late Night's Seth Meyers joked about the news, making a pun about Trump's predilection toward long neckties. Carmen Yulín Cruz, the mayor of San Juan, criticized the federal government's response to Hurricane Maria's devastation of...

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Play of the Day: More On Trump's Puerto Rico Response

October 2, 2017 Social media giant Facebook will turn over information to Congress in relation to an investigation into Russia buying ads on the network to influence the 2016 election. Late Show's Stephen Colbert joked about the news, comparing the Russian ads to the "One Weird Trick" scam that dots the social network....

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Play of the Day: Trump Unveils His Tax Plan

September 29, 2017 Health and Human Services chief Tom Price is facing criticism for his use of private flights billed to taxpayers, including a trip that culminated in six hours in Tennessee and a lunch with his son. Late Night's Seth Meyers wondered about the trip, joking "did he take the jet to...

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Play of the Day: Jared Kushner's Voter Registration Snafu

September 28, 2017 President Donald Trump unveiled his tax reform plan this week, saying that 20 is his ideal number for the corporate tax rate. Late Night's Seth Meyers joked that "20 is my ideal number" is also what the fast food-loving president says about McNuggets. It was reported this week that Jared...

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Report: Feds Are Getting Older and the Government Can't Hire Young People

September 27, 2017 Look around your office, feds. Do your coworkers seem more likely to be fans of CSI: Miami than of any YouTube star? Chances are, they do. According to a report published by Politico Wednesday, the federal workforce is older than the American workforce overall. More than a quarter of federal...

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Play of the Day: Trump Learns About Puerto Rico

September 27, 2017 After President Donald Trump tweeted more than a dozen times about the NFL and NBA over the weekend, some accused the president of being preoccupied with the sports leagues. Trump knocked down that claim on Tuesday, saying he he was not and "I have plenty of time on my hands....

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Play of the Day: Trump Starts a Feud With the NFL

September 26, 2017 During an Alabama rally for Luther Strange on Friday night, President Donald Trump lamented safety-focused rules changes in the NFL. Late Show's Stephen Colbert joked about Trump was complaining about safety measures to prevent brain damage, while The Daily Show's Trevor Noah wondered how an avid golfer could complain that...

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Play of the Day: Kim Escalates His Feud With Trump

September 25, 2017 Calls for an investigation into government-billed travel for Cabinet secretaries have grown louder recently as news came out about Health and Human Services chief Tom Price's use of expensive air travel for official business and Treasury chief Steve Mnuchin's travel expenses. Last Week Tonight's John Oliver joked about the news...

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Play of the Day: Trump Wants to Repeal and Replace Obamacare

September 22, 2017 North Korean leader Kim Jong-un released a statement this week, comparing President Donald Trump to a "frightened dog" and calling Trump "deranged." Conan O'Brien joked about the news, saying Kim is now the "Democrats top pick for president in 2020." Trump voiced his support for the Graham-Cassidy health care bill...

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Play of the Day: Trump's United Nations Speech

September 20, 2017 President Donald Trump spoke at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, threatening to potentially destroy North Korea with nuclear war. He also called the hermit kingdom's leader "Rocket Man" in his U.N. speech, prompting Late Night's Seth Meyers to joke that the nickname sounded like something out of Top...