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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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One Chart Showing Every Military and Civilian Pay Raise Since 1984

December 11, 2017 As feds anticipate an official White House announcement on the 2018 civilian pay raise, perhaps it is time to look back on pay boosts through the years for both military and civilian federal employees. President Trump has yet to officially announce a civilian pay raise for 2018, though he authorized...

Play of the Day: Hanukkah At The White House

December 11, 2017 President Donald Trump slurred the end of his speech last week on the official White House stance on Jerusalem as Israel's capital and The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon continued to joke about it Friday night. Fallon devoted two of this Thank You Notes to the speech and joked about the...

One Chart Showing Every Military and Civilian Pay Raise Since 1984

December 8, 2017 As feds anticipate an official White House announcement on the 2018 civilian pay raise, perhaps it is time to look back on pay boosts through the years for both military and civilian federal employees. President Trump has yet to officially announce a civilian pay raise for 2018, though he authorized...

Play of the Day: Donald Trump Jr.'s Attorney-Client Privilege With His Father

December 8, 2017 Sen. Al Franken will resign in the coming weeks, the Minnesotan announced Thursday on the Senate floor. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked about the news, saying another Senator will probably resign tomorrow and he's "not basing this on any news, I'm just assuming another Senator will resign tomorrow." While...

Play of the Day: The President's (Slurred) Speech on Moving the Embassy in Israel

December 7, 2017 Over 30 Democratic Senators have called on Sen. Al Franken to step aside after more women came forward to accuse him of sexual misconduct this week. Late Night's Seth Meyers joked about the news, saying women are also stepping aside whenever "they see Al Franken coming." In a speech Wednesday,...

Play of the Day: The Trump Administration's Plans For Public Land Out West

December 6, 2017 After a large-scale doping operation was uncovered, the International Olympic Committee banned Russia from the 2018 Pyeongchang games. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked that Vladimir Putin might now call in a favor to President Donald Trump, while Late Night's Seth Meyers joked about Trump's penchant for bronzer. On Monday,...

Play of the Day: Donald Trump, John Dowd and Twitter

December 5, 2017 According to an excerpt from an upcoming book, former Donald Trump 2016 campaign official Hope Hicks would steam the future president's suit pants while he was still wearing them. Late Show's Stephen Colbert joked about the news, saying Hicks only did it because no woman would want to say "Mr....

Play of the Day: Mick Mulvaney's Job Interview at CFPB

December 4, 2017 Michael Flynn pled guilty on Friday to lying to the FBI, but the news was hailed as good news by Saturday Night Live's Colin Jost over the weekend Jost joked that Flynn, at least, wasn't in trouble for sexual harassment or assault, joking "He only lied to the FBI? He...

Play of the Day: Rex Tillerson is 'Here'

December 1, 2017 President Donald Trump and his family lit the National Christmas Tree this week, with First Lady Melania Trump doing the honors. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked about the news, saying the president refused to see it lit until "everyone agreed his tree has the most lights in history." The...

Play of the Day: Mick Mulvaney Does Not Like the Agency He Now Leads

November 30, 2017 According to reports, Walt Disney World's Hall of Presidents attraction will reopen soon with the new Donald Trump animatronic statue to stand among the other 44 presidents. Late Night's Seth Meyers joked about the news, saying the Trump statue was stored "in the Haunted Mansion." Earlier this week, a judge...