The issue of the day when Wilkes Barre, Pa. was founded in 1769 was the infamous and oppressive Stamp Act. This required things printed in the Colonies be produced on paper from London carrying an embossed revenue stamp.
The Stamp Act was hated. It gave us the slogan “No taxation without representation.”
Its loudest opponents in British Parliament were John Wilkes and Isaac Barre.
Ex-Dems Create GOP Senate Majority — Cindy Hyde-Smith was easily elected yesterday (Nov. 27) in a run-off election to fill the remaining two years on Thad Cochran‘s Mississippi senate seat. The win gives the GOP a solid 53-47 majority in the upper chamber.
Cochran stepped down April 1 citing health concerns. Ms. Hyde-Smith was appointed by Gov. Phil Bryant to fill the seat until an election could be held.