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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: 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...

Play of the Day: Hurricane Florence Will Be 'Tremendously Big' and 'Tremendously Wet'

September 12, 2018 Bob Woodward's book on President Donald Trump's administration is a best seller and even some customers lined up at bookstores in Washington at midnight to buy it. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked about the news, saying that First Lady Melania Trump was one of those in the line. Trump...

Play of the Day: Will The White House Bring in a Lie Detector To Smoke Out 'Anonymous?'

September 11, 2018 A red calf was born recently in Jerusalem, causing some groups to claim that the calf could play a part in the rebuilding of the Jewish Holy Temple and portending Christian prophecies of the end times. Late Night's Seth Meyers joked about the news, saying the Education Department chief Betsy...

Pentagon and Trump: There Won't Be a Military Parade in Washington in 2018

August 17, 2018 There won't be a parade of tanks, troops and a flyover as part of Veterans Day celebrations in Washington this November. Pentagon officials announced the change of plans late yesterday, with President Trump Friday blaming a "ridiculously high" price tag on city officials. Director of Defense Press Operations Col. Rob...

Play of the Day: Omarosa Will Not Be Silenced

August 17, 2018 According to a new poll this week, more than half of Republican voters say that the news media is an "enemy of the people," echoing statements President Donald Trump has said recently. Jimmy Kimmel joked about the poll, saying "we all know the enemy of the people is gluten." Former...

Play of the Day: John Brennan Will Now Need Twitter To Read Threats Against America

August 16, 2018 Former White House official and reality TV star Omarosa Manigault Newman says that she has been interviewed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked about the news, saying that when the attorney told Manigault Newman that the interview was being taped, she said "I'm the...

Play of the Day: The President Wants To Fire All The Dogs

August 15, 2018 President Donald Trump came off his vacation at his golf club in New Jersey earlier this week and arrived back at the White House. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked about the news, saying Trump said he would be happy to tweet form his own bed again. Former Apprentice star...

Play of the Day: Omarosa Tells -- And Records -- All

August 14, 2018 President Donald Trump spent the weekend at his golf club in New Jersey and, by some accounts, has spent more than 180 days at golf facilities during his presidency. Jimmy Kimmel joked about the news, saying that even Tiger Woods doesn't spent that much time on golf courses. Former Apprentice...

Play of the Day: Steven Seagal's Latest Role

August 13, 2018 According to reports, the White House wants to limit legal immigration to the United States in the first large-scale change in decades. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked about the news, saying First Lady Melania Trump heard the news and said "Oh come on. Where was that policy 15 years...