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: Donald Trump Drives the Twitter Train

January 9, 2017 President-elect Donald Trump is less than two weeks from taking office and he continues to make news on Twitter. Earlier this month, the president-elect tweeted that he was unhappy with a photo that will appear on a CNN book about him, saying “Hope it does well but used worst cover...

Play of the Day: The President-elect, Relative Truth and Intelligence

January 6, 2017 The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing Thursday to investigate the claims of Russian interference in the 2016 American election. When asked if he spoke to president-elect Donald Trump about disagreements with the intelligence community on Russia's involvement, committee chair John McCain told reporters that he has not "talked...

Play of the Day: Trump's (Lack Of) Trust in the U.S. Intelligence Apparatus

January 5, 2017 As has been tradition, ex-presidents and their wives will attend president-elect Donald Trump's inauguration in Washington on Jan. 20. That includes Bill and Hillary Clinton, the losing family in the November election. Late Show's Stephen Colbert tied the news to jokes about Hillary Clinton winning the popular vote and even...

Play of the Day: Donald Trump Talks Russian Hacking… With Don King at His Side

January 4, 2017 According to news reports, Bill and Hillary Clinton will attend Donald Trump's inauguration on January 20. Because the former First Lady lost to the president-elect in November, Jimmy Kimmel joked Tuesday night that there's a 50/50 chance she pulls a "Red Wedding" at the inauguration or, more likely, a "Kanye."...

Play of the Day: More From Donald Trump's Twitter Account

December 27, 2016 Donald Trump is set to be inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States next month and more and more his business dealings are emerging each day. Last summer. a 2002 video was unearthed of Trump appearing in an advertisement opposite Grimace, the purple McDonald's mascot. Late Night's Seth...

Play of the Day: The New Trump Winery Ad

December 23, 2016 Scientists announced this week that temperatures at the North Pole are upwards of 50 degrees warmer han normal this year. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked that the news hit president-elect Donald Trump's desk and he declared it was a "hoax" perpetuated by Santa's elves. The Trump Winery in Charlottesville,...

Play of the Day: More Trump Tapes

December 22, 2016 Christmas is just days away and celebrities are revealing what they're getting their loved ones as gifts. Conan O'Brien joked about the holiday and the election saying Bill Clinton gave his wife "an 'At Least You Won the Popular Vote' coffee mug." Former Celebrity Apprentice contestant Tom Arnold says he...

Play of the Day: Trump's Inauguration Musician Search

December 21, 2016 President-elect Donald Trump and former president Bill Clinton are feuding over who called the other on election night. Conan O'Brien joked that Clinton actually did call Trump, but the famously lascivious former president was trying to reach Trump's model wife. Trump's inauguration is next month and the president-elect is having...

Play of the Day: Obama's Russian Strategy

December 20, 2016 Some Republicans and conservative media outlets have been saying that president-elect Donald Trump would have won the popular vote in November if only California was not counted. Conan O'Brien joked about the news, saying Hillary Clinton would've won the Electoral College vote if only Russia was not counted. Senator John...

Play of the Day: Donald Trump's Star Wars Connection

December 19, 2016 On Friday, president Barack Obama spoke about the Russian interference in American politics, saying he told Vladimir Putin to "cut it out." Saturday Night Live's Colin Jost joked about the news over the weekend, saying a murderous dictator isn't exactly going to listen to a catchphrase from Full House. Supporters...

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