AUTHOR ARCHIVES

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.
Results 11-20 of 1237

Play of the Day: Touring the Oval Office With The President

February 4, 2019 President Donald Trump spoke to the New York Times late last week and said that his hometown newspaper's coverage should be softer because "I'm sort of entitled to a great story from my — just one, from my newspaper." Late Show's Stephen Colbert joked about the statement and said, in...

Play of the Day: 'A Wall is a Wall'

February 1, 2019 While speaking to the press on Thursday, President Donald Trump touted his administration's efficacy and said "I accomplished the military." Late Night's Seth Meyers joked about Trump's malaprop, saying Trump would also say "I boom-boomed the nukes. I bang-banged the guns." Trump tweeted this week about his campaign promise about...

Play of the Day: The White House's Notes

January 31, 2019 President Donald Trump contradicted the intelligence community's findings on Twitter this week and had a series of misspellings in his tweets. Late Night's Seth Meyers joked about the news, making fun of the president's love for McDonald's. National Security Advisor John Bolton's notes on a yellow note pad at a...

Play of the Day: Weather, Climate and the President

January 30, 2019 Federal employees came back to work this week after the longest government shutdown in American history. One NOAA employee told the Washington Post that she arrived back at her job to find over 4,500 emails, prompting The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon to joke that they were all from one fed...

Play of the Day: Howard Schultz May Enter the 2020 Fray

January 29, 2019 The government shutdown ended on Friday with a three-week deal, but White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said that President Donald Trump may still again shut down the government on Feb. 15. Mulvaney said Trump is "willing to do whatever it takes" to get border wall money, prompting LAte...

Play of the Day: Yet Another Tell-All Book About the White House

January 28, 2019 President Donald Trump announced the end of the longest shutdown in American history on Friday. A three-week continuing resolution will provide for more budget negotiations, prompting Saturday Night Live's Colin Jost to say "we're basically treating our government like it's a trial subscription for Hulu." Team of Vipers, new tell-all...

Shutdown Roundup: NTSB Isn't Investigating Accidents, Warren Warns of Decreased Financial Investigations and More

January 25, 2019 As American taxpayers pay $1,001 each second for feds not to work, there is no end to the partial shutdown in sight. The Senate rejected two bills on Thursday that would have reopened the government and our Erich Wagner reported that the government is paying furloughed federal employees $86,511,584.90 each...

Administration Officials Downplay Feds' Financial Struggles During Shutdown

January 25, 2019 More than 800,000 federal employees have worked or been furloughed through two pay cycles since the partial shutdown began on Dec. 22. While backpay is guaranteed to them when their agencies eventually reopen, those struggling with bills in the interim have had to make serious adjustments. The White House, administration...

Play of the Day: Wilbur Ross Has Some Questions and Suggestions for Furloughed Feds

January 25, 2019 President Donald Trump will not be delivering the State of the Union Address on Tuesday after House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi said she would not allow a joint session of Congress during the shutdown. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked about the news, saying Trump was so sad that he...

Shutdown Roundup: Aviation Unions Warn of System Break, Feds' Government Credit Card Problems and More

January 24, 2019 The partial government shutdown affecting more than 800,000 federal employees is in its second month. More furloughs are expected as emergency funding is running out at agencies, but the administration has reversed course and will now allow feds to take leave without penalty. At GovExec, we can't report on all...