AP Ground Game: Inside The Outbreak

AP Ground Game: Inside The Outbreak

By The Associated Press

The coronavirus pandemic ranks among one of the most consequential stories ever covered by The Associated Press in its 170-year history. Go inside the hard-hit areas and all the places in between with AP’s global team of journalists as the world tries to stem the spread of the virus. Five days a week, hosted by AP's Ralph Russo.AP's coverage of the 2020 election doesn't stop. We continue to present special episodes of Ground Game: Election 2020 in this feed as well.Original. Unbiased. Fact based. That’s what you get with the latest political news from The Associated Press. The AP’s Washington Bureau Chief Julie Pace offers fresh insights and observations as she talks with newsmakers, reporters and editors on the biggest stories of the election. It’s the news you need from the ground up as America prepares to vote in Election 2020.


Will Trump’s COVID-19 Response Decide the Election?

As states across the U.S. begin to loosen social distancing measures, President Donald Trump seems eager to resume his campaign rallies as presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden looks relatively strong in polls. “Ground Game” co-hosts Julie Pace and Ralph Russo wrap up this podcast series by talking about the future of the campaign, the symbolism of the national conventions and the November vote as a referendum on Trump’s handing of the pandemic.
22/05/2017m 21s

Pandemic As Muse

Artists and writers from Edgar Allan Poe to Stephen King have long turned to pandemics as a source of creative inspiration. In this episode of “Ground Game,” AP book and publishing reporter Hillel Italie explains why plagues prove such fertile ground for the artist’s imagination.
21/05/2016m 46s

How the World is Dealing with the Pandemic

AP News Director for Europe and Africa Anna Johnson steps back and talks about how the world is experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic at the same time but in very different ways.
20/05/2014m 34s

How COVID-19 Has Hit Hollywood

AP Global Entertainment and Lifestyles Editor Nekesa Moody joins this episode of “Ground Game” to explain how the entertainment industry is being reshaped by the pandemic, from the launch of drive-in concerts to the possibility of imposing physical distancing measures in movie theaters.
19/05/2014m 8s

Virus Challenges Future of Higher Ed

Colleges and universities across the United States have been forced to cancel in-person classes for the remainder of the school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. AP editor Alan Clendenning and AP education writer Collin Binkley join Larry Lage to discuss what the future of higher education might look like during a time of social distancing.
18/05/2012m 50s

Pelosi Pushes for $1 Trillion in COVID-19 Relief

From the Nancy Pelosi's push to vote on a $1 trillion rescue bill in the Democratic-controlled House to President Trump’s efforts to galvanize his supporters who oppose lockdown restrictions, Ralph Russo speaks to his co-host, Washington Bureau Chief Julie Pace about the latest political news on this episode of “Ground Game.”
15/05/2014m 9s

When COVID-19 came to rural America

COVID-19 ripped through rural Southwest Georgia, killing more people per capita than just about anywhere in America. AP reporter Claire Galofaro joins host Ralph Russo to share the tale of a community that had already felt abandoned before the pandemic, and how she was able to connect with people while also keeping her distance. Read Claire’s story here: https://apnews.com/b2a2add19ce7f4f75f42b29331034706
14/05/2020m 30s

The Road Back: How to Reopen Safely

What conditions should be in place as U.S. states seek to reopen? How much risk should we be willing to accept amid this pandemic? “Ground Game” host Ralph Russo discusses these topics and more with Dr. Tom Inglesby, Director of the Center for Health Security of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
13/05/2021m 44s

White House vs. The CDC

The Trump administration shelved a document created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with step-by-step advice to local authorities on how and when to reopen restaurants and other public places during the still-raging coronavirus outbreak. Host Ralph Russo speaks to the AP reporters who delivered this scoop, medical writer Mike Stobbe and investigative reporter Jason Dearen.
12/05/2015m 45s

No Shelter From COVID-19 For NYC Homeless

New York City has been, by far, the hardest hit city in the US by the COVID-19 pandemic. Within the nation's largest city, the homeless population is bearing the brunt of the pandemic. AP Reporter David Crary sits down with Larry Lage to discuss the city's mounting crisis hitting the homeless population.
11/05/2010m 44s

Pandemic Wipes Out U.S. Jobs

After a month of coronavirus shutdowns, the U.S. jobs report for April announced a record-high unemployment rate and the highest since the Great Depression. AP Federal Reserve reporter Chris Rugaber and economics editor Fred Monyak discuss how 11 years of gains were wiped out in a month by the pandemic and what the road to recovery looks like.
08/05/2016m 38s

Will COVID-19 Take Down College Football?

Professional and college sports have been shutdown because of the COVID-19 pandemic. NCAA Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brian Hainline joins the “Ground Game” podcast to talk about when college teams can start gathering, practicing and competing again, as well as what might happen if a student-athlete tests positive for the virus.
07/05/2020m 32s

UN: Poor Countries Brace For Pandemic Peak

U.N. officials say the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic won’t hit the poorest parts of the world for another three to six months. In this episode of “Ground Game,” U.N. chief correspondent Edith Lederer explains what could happen to these countries and how the world agency is responding.
06/05/2015m 10s

The Race To Find A Vaccine

The medical community has made it clear that there won’t be a vaccine available to curb the spread of COVID-19 for at least a year or 18 months (since January) as research groups move ahead to the early stages of human trials, or are poised to start. AP medical reporter Lauran Neergaard explains the process of creating a vaccine – and the ethical dilemmas that come with it.
05/05/2015m 46s

Unemployed New York

In a new series about unemployment, AP reporters are looking at how the COVID-19 pandemic has hit businesses in New York, which has been the U.S. epicenter of the outbreak. In this episode of Ground Game, host Ralph Russo sits down with two reporters contributing to “Unemployed New York,” Deepti Hajela and Anne D'Innocenzio, to learn more about how the city’s vibrant restaurant and fashion industries are responding – and what might come next.
04/05/2013m 57s

President Donald Trump Looks To Venture Out

For weeks, President Donald Trump has been sheltering in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic and is eager to venture out again. Co-Hosts Ralph Russo and Julie Pace discuss Trump’s next moves as the presidential election approaches and lockdown measures ease up.
01/05/2014m 51s

France, Spain Cautiously Move Toward Reopening

Parts of Europe are starting to take steps to reopen following weeks of lockdown. Hard-hit France and Spain, for example, will soon begin easing social distancing guidelines as cafes, schools and churches look at reopening in the coming weeks. In this episode of “Ground Game,” AP correspondents Aritz Parra in Spain and Angela Charlton in France explain how their respective countries are responding.
30/04/2015m 37s

Election 2020: Justin Amash Eyeing Third Party Presidential Run

The 2020 presidential race was shaping up to be a face-off between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden. Now Rep. Justin Amash _ a former Republican-turned-independent _ has announced he's eyeing a presidential run as a member of the Libertarian Party. Julie Pace sits down with AP Michigan reporter David Eggert who interviewed Amash earlier this week.
30/04/2011m 28s

Brazil’s Collision Course: COVID-19, Economy & Political Crisis

As Brazil careens toward a full-blown public-health emergency because of mounting COVID-19 cases, Latin America’s most populous nation is contending with two other crises: economic turmoil and an investigation into President Jair Bolsonaro’s action. In this episode of Ground Game, AP Brazil News Director David Biller explains how these three crises are colliding.
29/04/2017m 17s

Inside AP’s “Lives Lost” Series

AP is chronicling the many people who have died due to the COVID-19 pandemic in a series of stories called “Lives Lost.” In this episode, we speak to the editors behind the project, AP’s Digital Storytelling Editor Raghu Vadarevu and Western U.S. News Director Peter Prengaman to learn more about how we chronicle the lives of people who have died when there are so many.
28/04/2014m 55s

Inside The COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit

Daniela Lamas, a pulmonologist and critical care doctor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, takes host Ralph Russo inside the intensive care units that have been treating COVID-19 patients. Dr. Lamas describes what the ICU looks like these days, explains the medical lexicon and shares a few stories of survival.
27/04/2039m 12s

Misinformation About COVID-19 Flourishes Online

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads around the globe, so does inaccurate information. This is causing people to flout stay-at-home orders and even ingest fatal home remedies. On this episode of Ground Game, host Ralph Russo talks to two AP journalists about how misinformation and disinformation circulate on social media and elsewhere — and the worrisome consequences.
24/04/2016m 16s

Contact Tracing: Balancing Public Health & Individual Privacy

Contact tracing that relies on phone apps has proven to be an effective way to help slow the spread of the coronavirus in some parts of the world. Meanwhile, Big Tech in the U.S. has announced plans to develop a contact-tracing app but how much data are Americans willing to share? And what is considered a breach of privacy and freedom? AP global science and environment reporter Christina Larson explains.
23/04/2014m 42s

Virtual Justice: Supreme Court Allows Phone Arguments

It took a pandemic for the U.S. Supreme Court to agree to arguments over the telephone, with live audio available to the world for the first time. AP Supreme Court reporters Jessica Gresko and Mark Sherman explain what this new virtual courtroom will sound like, how the public will be able to access it and whether the tech development will last.
22/04/2011m 39s

Inside The World Health Organization

The World Health Organization chief warned that “the worst is yet ahead of us” in the coronavirus outbreak, reviving the alarm just as many countries ease restrictive measures aimed at reducing its spread. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. would halt funding to the WHO. AP reporters Maria Cheng and Jamey Keaten explain the role of the U.N. agency and its political dance with the U.S. and China.
21/04/2018m 42s

One Good Thing

On today's episode of "Ground Game" host Ralph Russo goes behind the scenes of AP's new "One Good Thing" feature. AP editors Sally Stapleton and Gary Fields speak about the weekday series that aims to offer uplifting stories during this period of uncertainty and anxiety.
20/04/2013m 41s

Inside India: The World’s Largest Lockdown

India has implemented the world's largest lockdown, one of the most draconian social experiments in human history. AP South Asia correspondent Emily Schmall explains the extreme measures taken by Indian officials and how the country’s impoverished population is being affected.
17/04/2018m 54s

COVID-19 Racial Disparities

A recent Associated Press analysis revealed that African Americans account for more than 40 percent of COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. where the race of victims has been made publicly known. Data from states, cities and counties show black people are a disproportionate share of the population dealing with the most dire consequences of the pandemic. In this episode of “Ground Game,” AP national race and ethnicity writer Aaron Morrison explains why this is so.
16/04/2011m 8s

Interviewing Dr. Anthony Fauci

“Ground Game” co-hosts AP Washington Bureau Chief Julie Pace and Ralph Russo discuss the significance of a recent AP interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government’s top infectious disease expert. They also talk about the White House’s daily press briefings and presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s seemingly low profile during this most unusual campaign season.
15/04/2011m 14s

Photographing a Pandemic

AP photographer Wong Maye-E and photo editor Enric Marti talk about an assignment for which they documented a ghostly virus-era New York City from the back of a motorbike. They also talk about the challenges they face as they seek to capture an otherwise bustling city under lockdown. You can find their photos here.
14/04/2020m 27s

The Sounds of a Pandemic

As the coronavirus pandemic spreads across the globe, many people are stuck at home, emptying streets and other public places. In New York City and elsewhere, residents hear constant ambulance sirens as they also notice sounds that might be missed otherwise. AP reporter Leanne Italie breaks down the sounds that we are hearing during the COVID-19 outbreak.
13/04/2013m 9s

Breaking Down Unemployment

The United States is seeing record unemployment because of the coronavirus pandemic. President Donald Trump is optimistic that the economy will bounce back once the virus is contained, but economists aren’t so sure. In this episode of Ground Game, AP economics editor Fred Monyak and Federal Reserve reporter Chris Rugaber break down everything you need to know about unemployment and explain what a post-pandemic economy might look like.
10/04/2017m 8s

The Fight For New York

A group of AP journalists spent 24 hours shadowing several New Yorkers from all walks of life -- a paramedic, a bodega owner, a taxi driver, a Broadway actor and an undertaker. The reporters talk about “The Fight for New York” with host Ralph Russo on this episode of Ground Game. Read the stories in their entirety: https://apnews.com/TheFightforNewYork
09/04/2015m 13s

Election 2020: Bernie is Out

Sen. Bernie Sanders has ended his campaign for president, establishing former Vice President Joe Biden as the presumptive Democratic nominee. Sanders had enthusiastic support from young voters and was a fundraising juggernaut, but couldn’t overcome a rapid coalescing in the party around Biden. AP political reporter Will Weissert was on the campaign trail with Sanders throughout the primary and joins Julie Pace to break down the end of the campaign. Plus, what does Biden need to do in order to defeat President Trump in November.
09/04/2017m 25s

How a Tiger Contracted COVID-19

A tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York recently tested positive for the new coronavirus, in what is believed to be the first known infection in an animal in the U.S. or a tiger anywhere. So how does an animal like a tiger contract COVID-19 and what does this mean for transmission to humans? Host Ralph Russo speaks to Jennifer Peltz, an AP reporter who wrote about the diagnosis, and Karen Terio, a professor in the Zoological Pathology Program at the University of Illinois, to learn more about this finding.
08/04/2013m 53s

Election 2020: The Trump Campaign Strategy

President Trump is facing the toughest test of his Presidency, and one of the toughest tests any American President has ever faced. Both a Pandemic that could kill hundreds of thousands of Americans and a looming economic crisis. All of this just months before his re-election vote. AP White House Reporters Zeke Miller and Jill Colvin break down President Trump's strategy on this episode of Ground Game.
08/04/2015m 23s

Inside Law Enforcement

In hard-hit New York and cities elsewhere, police officers are testing positive for COVID-19 and calling out sick. So how does a police force do its job with fewer officers? It depends. In this episode of Ground Game, AP law enforcement reporters Colleen Long and Mike Balsamo talk about how the virus is affecting policing, the courts and prisons.
07/04/2013m 12s

Inside Iran

Iran has been hit especially hard by the coronavirus outbreak as the number of confirmed cases tops 60,000, more than any other country in the Middle East. The region, however, is beginning to see a spike in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases. Jon Gambrell, AP News Director of the Persian Gulf and Iran, explains why some countries in the Middle East are seeing an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases, compared to others; he also weighs in on relations between the U.S. and Iran following a Washington-directed strike in January that killed an Iranian general.
06/04/2016m 8s

Inside The Poll Numbers

State and local officials are receiving high marks for how they’ve been handling the coronavirus outbreak, less so for President Donald Trump and the federal government. AP Washington Bureau Chief Julie Pace and Director of Public Opinion Research Emily Swanson explain what this means based on several recent surveys done by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
03/04/2013m 52s

Inside The Ripple Effect

The coronavirus pandemic continues to take a devastating toll on The United Sates economy, with over 6 million Americans filing for unemployment. The disruptions due to coronavirus are causing a ripple effect, trickling into the day-to-day lives of people across the globe. AP National Writer and Director of Digital Innovation, Ted Anthony, has been covering the ripple effect of the virus and breaks it all down for us on this episode of Ground Game.
02/04/2010m 38s

Inside Madrid, Spain

Spain has been hit especially hard by the coronavirus outbreak and the country’s death toll remains comparatively high despite a two-week lockdown. With more than 9,000 COVID-19 deaths documented, officials have been forced to convert hotels into hospitals and ice rinks into morgues. Madrid-based AP reporter Aritz Parra explains what is happening inside Spain’s overburdened medical facilities and funeral homes.
01/04/2013m 31s

Election 2020: Social Distancing On The Campaign Trail

The 2020 Super Tuesday contest was less than one month ago. It's hard believe, now that majority of the country is closed down and forced to work from home. That includes presidential candidates Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, who are still vying to take on President Trump in November. AP Reporters Will Weissert and Bill Barrow sit down with Julie Pace to explain how both of these campaigns are handling their new work-from-home situation.
01/04/2016m 51s

Inside The Epicenter

New York has been hit especially hard in the COVID-19 pandemic, with more than 75,000 cases confirmed so far. In New York and elsewhere, health officials are reviewing guidelines from sources including state governments and medical groups on how to fairly ration limited resources as hospitals prepare for a surge in patients. Central to these guidelines will be figuring out who gets a ventilator and who doesn’t. AP reporter Candice Choi explains what this all means.
31/03/2011m 38s

Inside Rural America

In rural towns and already isolated communities across the country, the concerns about the coronavirus outbreak range from outsiders bringing the virus with them from bigger cities to economies that normally rely on tourism grinding to a halt. AP Reporter Gillian Flaccus takes us inside rural Oregon to discuss how the pandemic is playing out there.
30/03/2011m 35s

3/27 Inside Our New Coronavirus Vocabulary

Quarantine, self-isolation, social distancing, pandemic, shelter in place: these are all terms that have suddenly consumed people around the globe, sometimes causing more fear than comprehension. But what do all of these terms actually mean? AP National Reporter Matt Sedensky breaks down our emerging vocabulary on this episode of Ground Game.
27/03/2011m 49s

3/26 Inside The $2.2 Trillion Relief Package

The U.S. Senate passed a massive $2.2 trillion rescue package to help offset the economic fallout caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The package is the largest economic relief bill in U.S. history and includes aid for hospitals, small businesses, the airline industry and individual Americans. The AP's Julie Pace and Ralph Russo dive deep into what the bill means and how it might offer relief.
26/03/2012m 7s

3/25 Inside Milan, Italy

COVID-19 has spread through Italy, killing thousands of people and forcing a nationwide lockdown. Medical experts analyzing data coming out of Italy say the United States could be just days behind in a trajectory of the outbreak. AP's Ralph Russo dives deep into the current state of Italy with AP Milan Correspondent Colleen Barry.
25/03/2013m 14s

Election 2020: Campaigning From Home

President Trump has been vocal this week about wanting to get the United States back up and running sooner rather than later, in order to save the economy from the Coronavirus fallout. This, while the US Senate struggles to pass a $2 trillion aid package. Plus, where is Joe Biden during all of this? Julie Pace answers all of your political-related COVID-19 questions on this episode of "Ground Game: Election 2020"
25/03/209m 5s

3/24 Inside The Olympic Postponement

For the first time in history the International Olympic Committee has postponed the 2020 summer games to next year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The AP's Ralph Russo sits down with AP Sports Writer Eddie Pells to take you inside the IOC's landmark decision to postpone the games that were slated to begin July 24th.
24/03/2014m 8s

3/23 Inside Mainland China

The coronavirus pandemic ranks among one of the most consequential stories ever covered by The Associated Press in its 170-year history. Here to take you inside the outbreak is the AP’s Ralph Russo. On this episode of "Ground Game" Ralph takes you inside where the outbreak began, speaking to AP News Director for Greater China, Ken Moritsugu.
23/03/2013m 48s

Is it The End For The Sanders Campaign?

As the United States and the rest of the globe struggle to fight off the coronavirus pandemic, there is still a presidential election going on. Joe Biden swept Bernie Sanders in the three-state primary contest on Tuesday, making him all but certain to be the Democratic presidential nominee. But does Biden campaign amid an outbreak? Will Bernie Sanders bow to reality and drop out? Plus, what is the impact of the pandemic on President Trump's re-election bid? Julie Pace answers all your election questions on this episode of Ground Game.
20/03/209m 36s

Ohio Closes Polls Over Coronavirus Fears

It's an election day unlike any other as the state of Ohio closes it's polls due to fears over the COVID-19 pandemic. Three other states will still hold their presidential primaries Tuesday evening, despite being hit with low turn out from volunteers at polling stations. Julie Pace gives you all the updates on how the Coronavirus outbreak is hindering the 2020 election process and how candidates are using the pandemic to leverage their campaign platforms.
17/03/207m 14s

COVID-19 is Testing The Trump Presidency

President Trump is being faced with arguably the hardest obstacle of his presidency; the COVID-19 pandemic. On the heels of November's election, The President's handling of the outbreak will give American's a clear vision on if he is the best man for the job. The health crisis is being used as leverage for Democratic candidates Joe Biden & Bernie Sanders to push their agendas and show Americans how they would handle things differently. Julie Pace breaks down all the major questions surrounding coronavirus and the election on this episode of Ground Game.
13/03/2010m 1s

Coronavirus Collides With Campaigns

The Coronavirus pandemic is colliding with the Presidential campaign. President Trump addressed the nation Wednesday night to inform Americans of the precautions the United States is now taking to combat the outbreak. So what does this mean for President Trumps re-election campaign? Is this a moment for Joe Biden to gain more momentum? And could the virus actually stop physical voting for some states in the coming months? Julie Pace answers all of today’s election questions on this episode of Ground Game.
12/03/209m 58s

Biden Pulls Ahead

Joe Biden’s campaign made a stunning turnaround after winning 4 out of the 6 states in Tuesday night’s primary battle again Bernie Sanders. Sanders edged out a win in North Dakota, while Washington State is still too close to call. So what does this mean for the Sanders campaign? Could Joe Biden officially be the Democratic nominee? And what would a showdown between President Trump and Joe Biden look like? Julie Pace sits down with AP Political Editor Kathleen Hennessy to break down the state of play in the Democratic race.
11/03/2016m 7s

Who Can Win Michigan?

Six states across the US will be voting in primaries tonight; Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, Idaho and Washington State. Voters in these states will give us a glimpse into how the head-to-head race between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders will pan out. Will one of the two candidates emerge victorious? or will there still be a possibility of a contested convention? Julie Pace answers all the important questions ahead of tonight's big primary on this episode of Ground Game.
10/03/209m 29s

Is Coronavirus Impacting The Presidential Race?

Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders are locked in a head-to-head battle to see who will take on President Trump in November. On Tuesday, six states will head to the polls for their presidential primaries, Michigan being arguably one of the most important. Sanders left the state victorious in the 2016 primaries, while President Trump won the state in the general election. Can Sanders build a big enough coalition there to beat Biden? Plus, how is coronavirus impacting the campaigns? Julie Pace answers all your Monday questions on this episode of Ground Game.
09/03/2010m 14s

Warren Falls

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren announced the end of her Presidential Campaign Thursday morning, being the last of six women to fall in the race. Now, the once female dominant crowd has whittled down to Bernie Sanders or Joe Biden to take on President Trump in November. But why has it been so hard for women in politics to break through the highest glass ceiling? AP Reporter Jocelyn Noveck discusses it all with Julie Pace on this episode of Ground Game.
06/03/2013m 23s

A Two Man Race

Former Vice President Joe Biden resurrected his campaign with sweeping victories on Super Tuesday, but Sen. Bernie Sanders won California, the biggest prize of the night. The two lifetime politicians are now plunging toward a head-to-head fight for the Democratic nomination. Plus, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg ends his highly funded campaign after a disastrous showing. Julie Pace sits down with AP Chief Political Reporter Steve Peoples to break down the Super Tuesday results.
03/03/2012m 42s

Joe Biden's Firewall

Former Vice President Joe Biden is facing a do-or-die moment in this weekend’s South Carolina primary. Biden is betting on strong support from black voters in the state, but faces tough competition from rivals hoping to block his path. AP’s South Carolina political reporter Meg Kinard sits down with Julie Pace to discuss Biden's last-ditch efforts in the state ahead of Saturday's voting.
27/02/2014m 13s

Feelin' The Bern?

After the Nevada Caucuses this past weekend, Bernie Sanders has emerged as the front runner in the democratic presidential primary race. Sanders’ success has the democratic party on edge, with some doubting his ability to win in November and saying he could hurt the party’s congressional candidates in swing states. AP Political Reporter Alex Jaffe and Julie Pace are on the ground in South Carolina, the sight of the upcoming primary, to discuss Sanders’ momentum and if Joe Biden’s last-ditch effort can help him reclaim the front runner title.
25/02/2014m 39s

Fight Night in Las Vegas

Wednesday night's Democratic debate was the most combative yet, with all the candidates going after billionaire Michael Bloomberg. The former New York City mayor made his debate stage debut in Nevada, taking major blows from all his opponents despite the fact that the he isn't even on the ballot for this Saturday's caucuses. AP's Nevada Political Reporter Michelle Price joins Julie Pace to break down the debate and gives us a look at what to expect on Saturday.
21/02/2016m 11s

It's Your Turn, Nevada

The state of Nevada is set to hold its own caucuses this Saturday, just three weeks after the disastrous Iowa caucuses. Democrats are on edge, scrambling to avoid a repeat of Iowa, but could they be making things more complicated the second time around? AP’s Election Security Reporter, Christina Cassidy joined Julie Pace to break down what to expect from Nevada.
19/02/2016m 37s

What Actually Happened in Iowa?

2020 election season is underway with one caucus and one primary already behind us. But we've yet to report on final results out of the disastrous Iowa Caucuses that have left the Democratic party reeling. We take an in depth look at how things went wrong with AP reporter, Ryan Foley, who was on the ground in Iowa on caucus day.
14/02/2013m 13s

New Hampshire Has Spoken

Bernie Sanders emerged victorious in the New Hampshire Democratic primary. But his victory was razor thin, raising questions about his ability to beat out the more moderate candidates. Now, the campaigns head to Nevada and South Carolina where black and Latino voters finally have their say in the Democratic race. Plus, is there still a path to nomination for former Vice President Joe Biden? AP political editor Steven Sloan, joins Julie Pace to break down the New Hampshire results and how candidates plan to move forward.
12/02/2012m 41s

Now to New Hampshire

After Monday's disastrous Iowa Caucuses, we still don’t have all the results. But, the race continues as the candidates head to New Hampshire. AP Political reporter, Hunter Woodall, sits down with Julie Pace to discuss how candidates are gearing up for next week's New Hampshire primaries.
06/02/2013m 28s

Caucus Chaos

Last night's long awaited Iowa Caucuses were meant to be a bench mark in the start to the 2020 Presidential Election, giving a first glimpse of where democratic voters stand. Instead, we left Iowa with no results. AP's Iowa Political Reporter, Tom Beaumont, joins Julie Pace as they try and make sense of the chaos that ensued last night.
04/02/2012m 48s

The Last One Before Iowa

It's our last episode before Monday's Iowa Caucuses. Julie Pace gets an inside look into the polling system with AP's Director of Public Opinion Research, Emily Swanson ahead of Monday's vote.
30/01/2016m 42s

Trump's Plan For Iowa

All eyes are on Democrats ahead of next week's Iowa caucuses, but there's a Republican caucus happening as well. President Trump may not have real competition, but he’s looking to use the caucuses to test his campaign’s organizational strength and draw some attention away from the Democrats. AP White House reporter Jill Colvin gives Julie Pace an inside look at the Trump campaign's ground game in Iowa.
28/01/2014m 18s

Let The Voting Begin

With less than two weeks until the Iowa Caucuses, millions of voters in other states are already free to starting voting for their pick to take on President Trump as the Democratic Nominee. AP's California Political Reporter Kathleen Ronayne joins Julie Pace to discuss the early voting that is already underway and how this could help billionaire candidate Michael Bloomberg.
24/01/2013m 9s

The Sprint to Iowa While Hurdling Impeachment

Senators Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar had planned to spend the next few days in Iowa with just two weeks left until the state's caucuses. Instead, they're stuck in Washington for President Trump's impeachment trial. AP's Iowa reporter Alexandra Jaffe joins Julie Pace to discuss how impeachment is affecting the race for Iowa.
22/01/2011m 36s

One Iowa Democratic caucus, three different results?

For the first time, the Iowa Democratic Party plans to release three different results from the presidential caucuses. AP's Election Decision Editor Stephen Ohlemacher sits down with Julie Pace to explain which numbers to watch on caucus night and how AP will declare a winner.
16/01/2014m 26s

Last Chance For a Debate

Democratic Presidential candidates have one more chance to hit the debate stage before the crucial Iowa caucuses next month. Meanwhile for some candidates, a looming impeachment trial is compromising their ability to campaign on the ground in Iowa. AP Iowa political reporter Tom Beaumont joins host Julie Pace letting you know what to watch for in this week's Iowa debate.
14/01/2011m 21s

A One on One With Senator Cory Booker

Sen. Cory Booker has been drawing good-sized crowds in Iowa, despite struggling to break into the top tier of candidates in polls. But with less than a month until the caucuses, and an impeachment trial looming in Washington, time may be running out for Booker's campaign. Sen. Booker joins host Julie Pace on Ground Game to discuss the challenges ahead.
09/01/2020m 42s

Welcome to 2020

2020 starts with a bang: Tensions with Iran spike, an impeachment trial looms over President Donald Trump and Democrats are less than a month away from facing voters for the first time. A top tier of candidates is vying for victory in Iowa, while others still in the race angle for a surprise. AP's National Political Editor Steven Sloan joins host Julie Pace to break it all down on “Ground Game.”
07/01/2013m 22s

Mayor Pete’s Big Money Strategy

South Bend Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg has risen as an unlikely top tier candidate in the 2020 democratic presidential primary race. We go inside Mayor Pete's financial strategy with The AP's money & politics reporter Brian Slodysko. Then, we head to the Midwest for an update from Iowa's top Democratic Strategist, Sue Dvoskry, as candidates enter the home stretch ahead of the state's February caucuses.
18/12/1924m 7s

The Articles of Impeachment

Yesterday, House Democrats introduced two articles of impeachment against President Trump, alleging abuse of power and obstruction of congress regarding his interactions with Ukraine. We have the latest from AP congressional reporter Mary Clare Jalonick who has been covering the impeachment every step of the way. Then, we turn to the 2020 campaign checking in with the "Yang Gang" as Andrew Yang prepares for the next Democratic Debate as the only candidate of color.
11/12/1923m 59s

And Then There Were 15

Just two months away from Iowa Caucuses and we're saying goodbye to more Democratic Presidential campaigns, including California Senator Kamala Harris. This while President Trump arrived in London for the NATO Summit Tuesday kicking off his visit with a lot to say to reporters.
04/12/1921m 54s

The Presidential Turkey Pardon

Every Thanksgiving the U.S. president grants clemency to a pair of turkeys. AP White House Reporter Darlene Superville explains the politics behind the annual event. Plus, Julie is joined by Janet Scanlon, Senior Marketing Manager for The Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington D.C., where the two birds stay in the lap of luxury ahead of their visit with President Trump.
27/11/1917m 11s

Can Democrats Win The South in 2020?

Democrat John Bel Edwards won the Louisiana 2019 gubernatorial election, closely beating Republican candidate Eddie Rispone, holding the democrats only governorship in the deep south. So what does this mean for Democratic presidential candidates campaigning in Louisiana and other southern states ahead of 2020? AP National Race and Ethnicity Writer Errin Haine s and The AP's Atlanta-based National Political Reporter Bill Barrow break it down on this week's Ground Game.
20/11/1925m 10s

A Decision For Dreamers?

Yesterday the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the Trump administration’s efforts to roll back the Obama-era DACA program that protects nearly 700,00 immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children. The AP's Supreme Court reporter Mark Sherman was in the room for the arguments and breaks it all down. Plus, the already crowded Democratic presidential field may be growing as former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick both toy with the idea of making a 2020 run.
13/11/1921m 4s

One Year to Election Day 2020

We're one year away from the 2020 presidential election. Democrats are locked in an intense battle over who is best equipped to go up against President Donald Trump on the ballot. This, while Trump's job approval ratings stay consistent despite the push for impeachment. Plus, we're in Iowa following the "Liberty & Justice" dinner, where Democratic hopefuls made an effort to set themselves apart ahead of February’s Iowa Caucuses.
06/11/1926m 27s

The Baghdadi Raid & Joe Biden's Relationship With South Carolina Voters

The World’s most wanted terror leader is dead. President Trump declared victory after Abu Bukr Al-Baghdadi, who lead the Islamic State, killed himself during a U.S. Military Raid in Syria over the weekend. The AP’s National Security writer Robert Burns has all the details from the Pentagon. Plus, AP’s South Carolina political reporter, Meg Kinnard, sat down with Former Vice President Joe Biden to discuss his make or break relationship with voters in the crucial early voting state.
30/10/1927m 32s

On The Ground in Iowa & The Middle East

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton jumped back into the fray this week, suggesting one of her party's current candidates is being groomed by the Russians. So where does this leave the state of play in Iowa? We have the latest from Alexandra Jaffe, Iowa Political Reporter for The Associated Press. Plus, it's been less than a month since President Trump's controversial decision to pull troops out of Syria. Zeina Karam, AP News Director for Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq breaks down all the details from the Middle East.
23/10/1922m 47s

Democratic Debate Recap: Westerville, Ohio

Democratic presidential hopefuls were back on the debate stage Tuesday October 15th, with a record twelve candidates vying to take on President Donald Trump in 2020. The AP’s Washington Bureau Chief, Julie Pace catches up with Steve Peoples, The AP’s chief political writer, who was on the ground in Westerville, Ohio. Plus, Democratic Strategist Aaron Pickrell weighs in on the question many in his party are asking heading into 2020 - is Ohio still considered a swing state?
16/10/1922m 38s

COMING SOON: The All New Ground Game

Original. Unbiased. Fact based. That’s what you get with the latest political news from the Associated Press. The AP’s Washington bureau chief Julie Pace offers fresh insight and observation as she talks with newsmakers, reporters and editors on the biggest stories of the week. It’s the news you need, from the ground up, as America prepares to vote in 2020. Subscribe and stand by!
11/10/191m 49s

BONUS EPISODE: Speaker Nancy Pelosi talks Trump, freshmen Dems and getting the gavel back

AP's Lisa Mascaro sits down with Speaker Nancy Pelosi for a wide-ranging interview.
11/04/1930m 45s

Bonus episode: Ala. Sen. Doug Jones speaks with the AP

Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala., comes by the AP and talks about his upset win, 2020 and even impeachment.
12/12/1843m 6s

Midterms send more women, minorities and LGBT candidates into office than ever before

The midterms had something for everyone with wins for both parties, but one thing is clear: voters are willing to elect a much more diverse slate of candidates with many victorious "firsts."
08/11/1813m 46s

Final Countdown: Voters have their say

Ground Game turns the microphone over to you, the voter, to hear what issues are motivating you in 2018.
01/11/189m 22s

Battlegrounds, intraparty fights and indicted candidates: All things California

With Dems vying for deep red seats in the OC, a senior senator facing a real challenge and at least one candidate under indictment, we're talking California drama ahead of the midterms.
25/10/1825m 52s

Money talks: Outside groups flood airways on behalf of campaigns

Unhindered by campaign finance restrictions, pressure groups are spending big bucks to support and oppose political candidates around the country.
18/10/1833m 36s

Politicians fight to win over suburban women

In places like Virginia's 10th Congressional District, both parties are fighting for 2018's most prized voters, suburban women —swing voters seen as key to winning in this contentious election cycle.
11/10/1825m 8s

Bonus episode: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks with AP

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks with AP about the contentious confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, the upcoming midterm elections and President Donald Trump.
10/10/1838m 12s

Show-Me State showdown

Missouri's Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill is making a bid for a third term in a state that's become increasingly red, setting up a nationally watched showdown that could prove key to which party controls the U.S. Senate.
04/10/1819m 24s

Spoiler Alert: Could Gary Johnson's third-party bid cloud New Mexico's Senate race?

Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson has jumped into his home state's U.S. Senate race in a bid to unseat the Democratic incumbent. We explore what impact this pot-smoking, Libertarian ex-presidential candidate could have on the race.
27/09/1828m 17s

On thin ice: Minnesota is one place Dems could lose ground in November

Long a Democratic stronghold, Minnesota has four congressional seats that are looking like toss-ups in November as the issues dividing voters around the country come into sharp focus. Also: hockey.
20/09/1828m 30s

Upsets and uphill fights: The stage is set for an unpredictable midterm

With less than two months to go before the November midterm elections, we talk about what trends are emerging and what surprises to look out for.
13/09/1837m 51s

Is Massachusetts upset a sign of a younger, more progressive Democratic party?

What do primary upsets like the one in Massachusetts mean for the future of the Democratic party? Are they a function of a younger, more diverse electorate? Or a long-term push to the left?
06/09/1824m 9s

Making the call: How the AP declares election night winners

From tallying votes to declaring winners to polling voters, The Associated Press has played a crucial role in every major American election for more than 150 years. Here's how and why we do it.
30/08/1841m 51s

Out of Whack: Packing, cracking and the art of the partisan gerrymander

Every 10 years, congressional district lines are redrawn by politicians hoping to strengthen their party. How statehouse elections impact Washington and national politics.
23/08/1834m 1s

Trump doesn't wait until Election Day to wade into Florida politics

Presidents tend to stay out of primary politics in midterm elections, backing nominees only after voters have had their say. But Donald Trump has put his finger on the scale in Florida's gubernatorial race by tweeting his endorsement of Rep. Ron DeSantis, who has closely aligned himself with Trump.
16/08/1821m 2s

Has Arizona changed enough to vote a Democrat into the Senate?

With Republican candidates moving to the right in Arizona, can a former Green Party activist win over centrists?
09/08/1832m 30s

#MeToo shaking up politics? In state houses, not so much

Allegations of sexual misconduct have cost a lot of powerful people their jobs in the age of #MeToo, but in state politics, many candidates are following the example of President Trump and weathering the storm.
02/08/1824m 31s

Will Trump's tariffs sting Republican candidates in trade-dependent red states?

President Trump has launched tariffs he believes will lead to better trade deals for U.S. manufacturers in the future, but retaliatory tariffs are hurting farmers now. How will Republicans in trade-dependent states like Tennessee stay true to their free-trade philosophy while backing the popular president?
26/07/1826m 33s

Can Abrams make history in Georgia as country's first African-American woman governor?

Georgia's Stacey Abrams faces an uphill battle to become the first black woman elected governor in the United States. But her star power has drawn national attention and motivated some of her party's most loyal voters: fellow black women.
19/07/1827m 43s

Centrist Heitkamp treads tightrope in Trump-loving North Dakota

Candidates with complicated relationships with President Donald Trump face uphill battles in places where the president is popular, like reliably Republican North Dakota. The president's chance to nominate another Supreme Court justice just adds pressure from both sides.
12/07/1826m 40s

Supreme Court vacancy pushes state abortion politics to national spotlight

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement put the national spotlight onto abortion and state restrictions that could be upheld by a more conservative court. We look at one such law in Iowa and the possible impact of the court vacancy on the midterm elections.
05/07/1827m 8s

Will family separation outcry hurt Texas GOP?

In Texas, can outrage over the Trump administration's policy that led to children being separated from their parents at the border let Democrats flip a coveted Senate seat from Republican control? Rep. Beto O'Rourke is grabbing headlines on the issue, but on the ground, the state's deeply conservative politics seem to favor incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz.
28/06/1830m 54s

Once a 'Never Trumper,' Romney’s evolution mirrors GOP's as he makes Senate bid

Mitt Romney faces a primary June 26 in his bid to replace Orrin Hatch as Utah's next U.S. senator. AP reporters Steve Peoples and Lindsay Whitehurst discuss his evolution from fierce critic of candidate Trump to a supporter of the president. How does his change of tune play in Utah?
21/06/1837m 40s


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