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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 White House Is Decked Out For Christmas

November 28, 2018 General Motors announced this week that it will cut jobs, despite a corporate tax cut that prompted the company to buoy its stock prices via buybacks. The Daily Show's Trevor Noah joked about the news, saying that a corporation's job is to make money unless "it's either a charity or...

Play of the Day: The Climate Report Is Here

November 27, 2018 According to a report, when asked to estimate the military's top general's salary recently, President Donald Trump's guess was off by about $4.8 million. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked about the news, saying "when told it was actually 200,000, Trump was like '200,00 million?'" The administration released a 13-agency...

Play of the Day: Ivanka's Email Usage

November 26, 2018 Earlier this month, a company starting airing an ad on Fox News for a teddy bear named and styled after the president. Late Late Show's James Corden joked about Trumpy Bear, saying that the big difference between it and President Donald Trump is that First Lady Melania Trump will actually...

Play of the Day: It's Thanksgiving Time at the White House

November 21, 2018 The White House unveiled a scale model of the building made out of LEGO this week. The model uses between 100,000 and 115,000 of the building blocks, prompting Late Night's Seth Meyers to joke that the President Donald Trump thinks it's made of "1.5 million LEGO pieces!" Trump is heading...

Play of the Day: Let's Save The California Forest. Grab a Rake.

November 20, 2018 President Donald Trump will pardon a turkey this week and before the pardoning ceremony, South Dakota turkeys Peas and Carrots are staying at the fancy Willard Intercontinental Hotel near the White House. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked about the accommodations, saying Trump told his wife "Look, Melania! They sleep...

Play of the Day: Updating the Mission Formerly Known As 'Operation Faithful Patriot'

November 19, 2018 President Donald Trump posthumously awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom to MLB icon Babe Ruth last week. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked about the news, saying he was a "legend" because it was "his idea to combine peanut, caramel and nougat." The administration's plan to send troops to the...

Play of the Day: The President Takes Aim At The Special Counsel On Twitter

November 16, 2018 According to reports, President Donald Trump was not aware of his wife's push to remove a national security staffer before it became public and wanted to keep the feud in-house. Late Night's Seth Meyers joked about the news, saying Melania Trump could cite the Stormy Daniels affair as a private...

Play of the Day: The President Examines Voter Fraud Again

November 15, 2018 The Democrats won the majority in the House last week in the midterm elections for the first time since 2010. Late Night's Seth Meyers joked about the news, saying Democratic leadership marked the event by Googling "how to celebrate." President Donald Trump implied in an interview this week that voter...

Play of the Day: The First Lady Gets In On the 'You're Fired!' Fun

November 14, 2018 On Twitter, President Donald Trump responded to critics of his skipping a World War I commemoration by placing the blame on his transportation and Secret Service detail and claiming that he wanted to go to the event. Late Night's Seth Meyers joked about the news, claiming Twitter's translate button could...

Play of the Day: The President Has Solutions For California's Fires

November 13, 2018 President Donald Trump was in France over the weekend to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I and his motorcade was interrupted by a topless woman protesting. Late Late Show's James Corden joked about the famously libidinous president , saying "if you want to protest President Trump, shouldn't you...