The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a baby boy Monday who instantly became third in line for the British throne. He might only be a day old and still nameless, but the Prince of Cambridge has already provided a royal boost to the British economy. Fervor over the birth is expected to generate nearly $400 million in revenue. And while the public waits for its first glimpse of the royal baby, betting on what the boy will be named is heating up. According to the website Paddy Power, George is the safest bet. msnbc’s Chris Jansing is in London and will have the very latest on the little prince.
Later this week, President Barack Obama will kick off a campaign refocusing attention on jobs and the economy with a speech at Knox College. Meanwhile, Democratic women in the House are preparing their own economic agenda. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., joins Jansing & Co. to discuss her colleagues’ plans and the earning gap that still separates men and women.
Three years after passage, Congress is still divided over President Obama’s signature health care law. Senator Mile Lee, R-Utah, says he’s willing to shut down the government to prevent the law’s enforcement. However, there are also members of Congress that want to work together. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., and Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., will discuss their efforts to make Congress a more bipartisan place.
Monday marked the 12th consecutive week of “Moral Monday” protests outside the North Carolina state legislature. The latest bill being protested is a strict new voter ID proposal. The proposed law significantly reduces the types of IDs accepted at the voting booth. Among the unacceptable are forms of ID are cards from college and employers. We’ll have the latest on those protests.