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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: The First Lady Is True To Herself

December 14, 2018 According to reports, President Donald Trump is going to cancel the White House press Christmas party. Late Late Show's James Corden joked about the news, asking if an event is actually cancelled if "nobody RSVP'd." First Lady Melania Trump spoke to Fox News' Sean Hannity this week and said one...

Play of the Day: What Really Went On In This Week's Oval Office Meeting

December 13, 2018 President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen was sentenced to 36 months in prison this week for violating campaign finance laws during the 2016 campaign. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked about the news, saying that Trump heard the sentence and said "That's, like, 20 years." Trump met with top...

Play of the Day: Pence Watches As Trump, Schumer and Pelosi Argue

December 12, 2018 According to reports, President Donald Trump has had trouble filling the chief of staff job that will be vacant soon. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked about the news, saying Trump's next declaration will be "That's it! Get me an illegal immigrant!" During a photo op with top Democrats Nancy...

Play of the Day: Does Anyone Want To Be White House Chief Of Staff?

December 11, 2018 President Donald Trump attended the Army-Navy football game on Saturday and had trouble with the ceremonial coin flip. Trump didn't spin the coin, prompting Jimmy Kimmel to joke that, unlike "Michael Cohen, Michael Flynn and Paul Manafort," the coin didn't flip. With the news that John Kelly will be stepping...

Play of the Day: John Kelly's Time At The White House Is Up

December 10, 2018 According to reports, President Donald Trump is considering taking Vice President Mike Pence off his 2020 reelection ticket. Late Show's Stephen Colbert joked about the news over the weekend, saying that Pence's strategy of being so "boring people forget you exist" didn't work this time. Over the weekend, Trump announced...

Play of the Day: The President Celebrates Hanukkah

December 7, 2018 President Donald Trump will attend the Army-Navy football game in Philadelphia on Saturday. Late Late Show's James Corden joked about the news, saying Vice President Mike Pence will not attend because watching "men in tight pants grabbing each other" makes him uncomfortable. Trump held the annual White House Hanukkah celebration...

Play of the Day: Rudy Giuliani's Twitter Hack Confusion

December 6, 2018 Special Counsel Robert Mueller filed a highly anticipated sentencing memo suggesting that former national-security adviser Michael Flynn serve no prison time for his crimes. The memo was heavily redacted, prompting The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon to joke that President Donald Trump asked "did he try to highlight using a Sharpie?...

Play of the Day: 'Tariff Man' Is Here

December 5, 2018 According to the New York Times, President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen thinks his "life has been utterly destroyed by his relationship with" the president. Late Show's Stephen Colbert joked about the news, saying First Lady Melania Trump replied to Cohen by saying "get in line." Trump took to...

Play of the Day: Trump Signs The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

December 4, 2018 President Donald Trump explained reports of his working on a 2016 real estate deal in Moscow as "legal & very cool" last week on Twitter. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked about the news on Monday night, saying it's a bad scene when "the president explains himself like a stoner...

Play of the Day: The President's Trip to the G20 Summit

December 3, 2018 President Donald Trump explained reports of his working on a 2016 real estate deal in Moscow as "legal & very cool" on Twitter Friday. Saturday Night Live's Colin Jost joked about the phrasing, saying it sounds like what a Craigslist ad for Russian prostitutes might say. Trump was in Argentina...