Republican House candidate Young Kim is running in a tossup district. Photo: Robyn Beck / AFP / Getty Images

Three in 10 Democratic women running for the House are in races that the Cook Political Report rates as "toss-ups" or better, compared to just one in 10 Republican women in House races, according to an analysis by NPR. The analysis only looks at female candidates who aren't incumbent House members.

Why it matters: Although there's been a record number of female candidates and nominees this cycle, there's a large gap between the parties — 42% of all Democratic nominees for the House, Senate, and governor are women, compared to just 14% of Republican nominees. This latest NPR analysis suggests there will be an influx of women in Congress, but mostly in the Democrats' caucus.

By the numbers: Zero Republican women are running in races rated as "likely" or "solid" Republican, whereas one in 10 Democratic women are running in races characterized that way.

  • But Republican men have a much better path than their female counterparts. About one in seven are running in races rated "likely" or "solid" Republican.

The bottom line: This gender gap is reflected among voters, too. Women prefer Democrats by a 16-point margin.Go deeper:

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Romney calls Stone commutation "historic corruption"

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Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) on Saturday tweeted a scathing response to President Trump's Friday night commutation of former associate Roger Stone's prison sentence, calling the move "[u]nprecedented, historic corruption."

Why it matters: Romney has emerged as the party's most prominent Trump critic. He sent shockwaves through Washington after announcing he would vote to convict Trump in the impeachment trial — becoming the only Senate Republican to break ranks and vote for the president's removal from office. Now he is the first major GOP lawmaker to condemn Trump's Friday night call regarding Stone.

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By any standard, no matter how you look at it, the U.S. is losing its war against the coronavirus.

Why it matters: The pandemic is not an abstraction, and it is not something that’s simmering in the background. It is an ongoing emergency ravaging nearly the entire country, with a loss of life equivalent to a Sept. 11 every three days — for four months and counting.