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Ross Gianfortune

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.
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.
Management

Play of the Day: The President, a Phone Call and a Blown Whistle

An intelligence community whistleblower filed a complaint alleging that Donald Trump offered a "promise" to a foreign leader.

Oversight

Play of the Day: The President Rallies in New Mexico

Donald Trump tried to garner support with Hispanic voters in a state he lost in 2016 on Monday night.

Oversight

Play of the Day: The Potential American Response to Attacks On Saudi Oil

President Donald Trump tweeted about conferring with the Saudis about potential reprisals.

Oversight

Play of the Day: 'It's Fun' to Work in the White House

President Trump says it will be easy to replace John Bolton because his administration is a desirable workplace.

Oversight

Play of the Day: The Democrats Hit the Debate Stage in Houston

Bernie Sanders had a raspy voice, Andrew Yang offered free money and Joe Biden talked about retro technology.

Management

Watchdog: State Department Needs to Stop Letting Antiterrorism Dogs Die in Jordan

Canines were "dying due to various medical conditions, lack of veterinary care, and poor working conditions," according to a complaint received by the inspector general.

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Oversight

Play of the Day: The President Says Vaping is Dangerous

Donald Trump talked e-cigarettes in the Oval Office and noted the danger to children.

Oversight

Play of the Day: The President's Canceled Meeting With the Taliban

Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he decided against meeting with the terrorist organization.

Oversight

Play of the Day: The President's Busy Schedule

Amid reports that Donald Trump is not working hard, the White House released his schedule.

Oversight

Play of the Day: More on Alabama and Hurricane Maps

Donald Trump tweeted quite a bit in defense of his comments about the path of Hurricane Dorian.

Oversight

Play of the Day: The President and Weather Maps

Donald Trump spoke in the Oval Office and had an interesting visual aid.

Oversight

Play of the Day: The President and Category 5 Hurricanes

There have been a few during his time in office, but he has curiously not heard of them.

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Oversight

Play of the Day: Joe Biden Gets a Key Early Endorsement

Dick Swett, a former New Hampshire Democratic representative, put his weight behind the former vice president.

Oversight

Play of the Day: The President And The Economy

After stock market losses, Donald Trump tweeted that the "consumers are in the best shape ever."

Oversight

Play of the Day: The President Does Not Care If He's Losing Money By Being In Office

Donald Trump told factory workers "if you're wealthy, it doesn't matter" while touting his love of the job.

Oversight

Play of the Day: Trump and Daly Hit The Links

The president played golf with the PGA pro and took a photo to celebrate.

Oversight

Play of the Day: The Lawsuit Against California's New Law

The president and the RNC are suing the Golden State, saying the law requiring candidates to release tax returns is a “naked political attack against the sitting president of the United States.”