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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: Donald Trump, George Washington and a Press Conference

September 27, 2018 According to reports, the anonymous author of the New York Times op-ed criticizing President Donald Trump could receive $10 million in a book deal. Late Night's Seth Meyers joked about the news, saying that Vice President Mike Pence has been seen around Washington in a fancy new wardrobe. Trump spoke...

Play of the Day: Trump's Day at the United Nations

September 26, 2018 The Secret Service's presidential limousine has been updated by General Motors and a new feature is that the vehicle contains a refrigerator full of President Donald Trump's blood in case of an emergency. Late Night's Seth Meyers joked about the feature, saying he assumed Trump's blood type is "chunky." Trump...

Play of the Day: Rod Rosenstein Was Fired. Or Resigned. Or Not.

September 25, 2018 According to reports, former First Lady Michelle Obama officiated a wedding over the weekend in Chicago. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked that it was a good thing she did it and not her husband because the former pause-happy president would've taken days to finish. Multiple news outlets vacillated on...

Play of the Day: The President Wants Another Wall… in Africa

September 24, 2018 The Food and Drug Administration is embarking on a campaign to discourage teenagers from vaping. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked about the news, saying teens will definitely pay attention to "those cool cats at the Food and Drug Administration." According to Spanish reports, President Donald Trump told European officials...

Play of the Day: Putin's Mind Games

September 21, 2018 According to reports from Madrid-based media, President Donald Trump told Spanish officials that that the nation should build a wall to keep immigrants out of the country. Conan O'Brien joked about the news, saying Trump told Spain that they wouldn't want "a bunch of Spanish-speaking people" coming into a country....

Play of the Day: Trump Visits The Carolinas After Hurricane Florence

September 20, 2018 President Donald Trump visited the Carolinas on Wednesday and visited with victims of Hurricane Florence's force. At one point, Trump helped distribute meals, prompting Jimmy Kimmel to joke that Trump sounded like he was "working the drive-thru." Trump released a video on Wednesday thanking first responders for their work during...

Play of the Day: Emergency Alerts Straight From The White House

September 18, 2018 Hispanic Heritage Month began over the weekend and President Donald Trump held a celebration in Washington. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked that Trump invited all the prominent Latin Americans he knows, who are Dora the Explorer and "that hot chick from Modern Family." FEMA will soon be testing a...

Play of the Day: NASA Wants To Get Into The Advertising Business

September 17, 2018 The Washington Post developed an online board game recently based on Education Department chief Betsy DeVos' time in her Cabinet position. The Tonight Show put together some more board games for the administration, including "Total Lack of Stratego" and "Chutes and Leakers." NASA is looking into selling sponsorships for its...

Play of the Day: Trump's Issues With 'Moderate Dog' Mattis

September 14, 2018 President Donald Trump is under scrutiny for denying the deaths of thousands of Puerto Ricans in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Late Night's Seth Meyers joked that Trump's tweets on the topic was so offensive, "the Twitter bird tried to distance himself." According to reports, Trump is interested...

Play of the Day: The President Is Ready For Florence

September 13, 2018 According to a former longtime executive with the Trump Organization said that President Donald Trump wanted to get ride of braille on the Trump Tower elevators because "No blind people are going to live in Trump Tower." Late Night's Seth Meyers joked about Trump's gilded living space, saying that he...