Politwoops Deleted Tweets from Politicians

An archive of the public statements deleted by U.S. politicians. Explore the tweets they would prefer you couldn't see.

To meet the Twitter API Terms of Service, all deleted tweets shown here since June 22, 2012 have been reviewed and approved by the Sunlight Foundation.

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Change Maryland (R) @ChangeMaryland

RT @michellemalkin: #leadership Baltimore needed a non-Oberlin-ized adult to take charge. Residents say thank you, @LarryHogan https://t.co/YBQhh7HsLc

Brendan Boyle (D) @RepBrendanBoyle

Such a pleasure to meet with NASA POC John Gaine today http://t.co/vqJm03k7n0

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Brendan Boyle (D) @RepBrendanBoyle

As a self proclaimed "space nut" it was a pleasure to meet NASA POC John Gaine today http://t.co/EtzXXq2rLk

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Cicilline Office (D) @RepCicilline

House will vote on final passage of legislation to honor Sister Ann Keefe at 6:30pm.

Jan Schakowsky (D) @RepSchakowsky

Help your network stay up to date with what's going on in the 9th and in Washington. Invite your friends to like our page!

Sanford Bishop, Jr. (D) @SanfordBishop

RT @SenatorIsakson: Great #GAmil mtg w/ next Cmdr of @AFMC_Now Materiel Command to discuss Robins AFB's important role @middle_georgia. http://t.co/za03qdkYIS

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Frederica Wilson (D) @RepWilson

Follow the link to check out my #oped in the @MiamiHerald: Regulatory clouds threaten @PortMiami http://t.co/lGiMSDhIzq

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Frederica Wilson (D) @RepWilson

Follow the link to check out my #oped: Regulatory clouds threaten @PortMiami http://t.co/lGiMSDhIzq

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Congressman Sam Farr (D) @RepSamFarr

Heading back to the office, proud of everyone at #SCOTUS today standing up for #MarriagEquality! #LoveCantWait http://t.co/NPGG5PGuMu

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Jim Langevin (D) @jimlangevin

I am standing on the right side of history. I stand with @HRC for #marriageequality #LoveCantWait http://t.co/plHMfb7yfV

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Sen. Maria Cantwell (D) @SenatorCantwell

Today at 10AM: @SenateEnergy to hear from @ErnestMoniz on the state of energy infrastructure. Watch live: http://t.co/4F4b9oYPy3 #QER

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Lois Capps (D) @RepLoisCapps

I am standing on the right side of history. I stand with @HRC for #marriageequality #LoveCantWait http://t.co/W6L0eYzUXk

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Dennis Ross (R) @RepDennisRoss

My thoughts and prayers go out to #Napal and the victims of the devastating #NapalEarthquake.

Gina Raimondo (D) @GinaRaimondo

RT @EHRobertsRI: I had a great time talking about why we need to #ReinventMedicaid w/ the @RIPBS36 panel. https://t.co/iJceqabuoK

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Senator Pat Toomey (R) @SenToomey

Follow me on @instagram for a behind-the-scenes look at my work in Washington! https://t.co/9enmxFaJN6 http://t.co/WoHUgC8sPr

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Larry Bucshon, MD (R) @RepLarryBucshon

REMINDER: A member of my staff will host office hours tomorrow in Dubois County from 10:00am – 1:00pm ET at the Jasper City Hall. #IN08

Congressman Tim Ryan (D) @RepTimRyan

Congrats Loretta Lynch who was sworn in today as Attorney General, becoming 1st African American to hold this prestigious&powerful position

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