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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 Staff Gives Him Notes in His Native Tongue

March 22, 2018 President Donald Trump is being sued by a few different women right now related to affairs, including an adult film actress, a reality TV star and a former Playboy model. Conan O'Brien joked about Trump's affairs and tied it Trump's Evangelical support in the 2016 election. Reports this week said...

Play of the Day: What Trump Wants to Talk About With Mueller

March 21, 2018 Despite warnings from his staff, President Donald Trump congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin on his recent electoral victory in a phone call this week. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked about the news, saying Trump called the conversation a "Puti call." According to reports, Trump's legal team met with representatives...

Play of the Day: Andrew McCabe Had a Terrible Birthday Weekend

March 20, 2018 According to a new Monmouth University poll, most Americans are concerned about the United States government spying on them. Late Night's Seth Meyers joked about the poll, saying Americans' microwaves are saying "no, we're not!" President Donald Trump instructed the Justice Department to fire 22-year FBI veteran and former acting...

Poll: The 'Deep State' Scares the Heck Out of Most Americans

March 19, 2018 President Donald Trump's distrust of the so-called "deep state" is finding its way to voters, with the majority of Americans polled saying that unelected government officials and bureaucrats are too powerful. Sixty percent of respondents to a Monmouth University poll released Monday say the "unelected or appointed officials in the...

Play of the Day: Rex Tillerson Knew How This Was Going to End

March 19, 2018 President Donald Trump met with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar last week and Varadkar presented Trump with a shamrock bowl. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked about the gift, saying Trump was disappointed it wasn't a Shamrock Shake. Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson last week and the weekend...

Play of the Day: Mueller Is Looking Into The Trump Organization

March 16, 2018 President Donald Trump met with Bill Gates this week at the White House to talk about foreign aid. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked about the meeting, saying they both said to one another "Wow, what a terrible haircut." Special Counsel Robert Mueller subpoenaed documents from the Trump Organization this...

Play of the Day: Trump's New Idea is Out of This World

March 15, 2018 Rumors are circulating that President Donald Trump is looking to shake up his Cabinet by firing Veterans Affairs chief David Shulkin and replacing him with the Energy Department's Rick Perry. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked that Trump might do the job himself, because he is a veteran of several...

Play of the Day: Farewell, Rex

March 14, 2018 Education Department Secretary Betsy DeVos appeared on 60 Minutes last weekend and the show is also working on a story about Stormy Daniels, the adult film actress who claims to have had an affair with President Donald Trump in 2006. Conan O'Brien joked about the news, saying both Daniels and...

Play of the Day: What Besty DeVos Understands About Her Job

March 13, 2018 President Donald Trump spoke at a rally over the weekend in Pennsylvania in anticipation of Tuesday's special election. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked about the rally taking place in Moon Township, saying Trump wondered why it looked so much like Earth. Education Department Secretary Betsy DeVos appeared on 60...

Play of the Day: More on the North Korea Talks

March 12, 2018 According to reports, President Donald Trump's wife Melania secured her entry into the United States via a program reserved for people with “extraordinary ability,” which is sometimes called the "Einstein Visa." Late Show's Stephen Colbert joked about the news, showing modeling photos of Melania and joking about the state of...