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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Team GT (R) @GT_TeamGT

"Harvesting timber in National Forests, such as the Allegheny, is essential to sustain vibrant rural... http://t.co/0EyT0RNP2s

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James Lankford (R) @jameslankford

I’m proud to co-sponsor of the Truth in Settlements Act which increases accountability from the fed gov't. Join me! https://t.co/u0O4Ke0vCR

Mia Love (R) @MiaBLove

I challenged the HUD Secretary on the agencys risky loan practices which can negatively impact neighborhoods. https://t.co/s2jnOSZnEb #utpol

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Mia Love (R) @MiaBLove

Honored to be talking with Senator Rand Paul and others as we begin the dialogue to get this country back on track. http://t.co/CB6sX4X4TM

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David Young (IA-3) (R) @RepDavidYoung

60 Second Survey results on federal tax code. SIGN UP http://t.co/mvHqG2sAqa to receive this week's survey! #ia03 http://t.co/kQuZmERSfm

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Governor Mike Pence (R) @GovPenceIN

This was an education session, we increased funding for k-12 by $417 million in the budget http://t.co/O0MUKTvJku

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Robin Kelly (D) @RepRobinKelly

Congresswoman @latoyasv and I are hosting a discussion on the impact of HIV/AIDS in the black… https://t.co/Qt2VFvTZHV

Governor Mike Pence (R) @GovPenceIN

We've requested an addl $7.5 million from #INLegis to hire 100 additional @IndianaDCS family case mgrs & 17 new family case mgr supervisors.

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Keith Rothfus (R) @KeithRothfus

40 yrs since fall of #Saigon. Lets pray #Vietnam does not endure another 40yrs of repression & pray for freedom. http://t.co/vcYuS2rmO4

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Alejandro (D) @agarciapadilla

Con @normandoh, Juan Zaragoza, Secretario de Hacienda por @WapaTV. ¡Sintoniza! #MensajeDeEstado

Brenda Lawrence (D) @BrendaLLawrence

RT @RepLawrence: Congrats to the #Southfield MLK Jr. Task Force on the unveiling at Southfield Library w/the Hon. Sheila R. Johnson. http://t.co/Vxp5TDhz67

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Rep. Tim Murphy (R) @RepTimMurphy

RT @ganders91: "Our bill makes sure that if your medicine works, you can keep it." @RepTimMurphy via @MilitaryTimes @patriciakime http://t.co/CngYHBlXYH

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Sen. Lamar Alexander (R) @SenAlexander

Alexander to #EPA administrator: Picking wind, solar #energy over #nuclear power is like "going to war in sailboats" http://t.co/CmRrKESWK6

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Jim Langevin (D) @jimlangevin

Fascinating to learn more about @AvitaMedical's burn treatment technology. Thank you for meeting with my team

Rep Donna F Edwards (D) @repdonnaedwards

Hopeful because of the courageous work being done by the #JewishVoiceforPeace. Thank you for visiting my office today http://t.co/8k9Arr1kPV

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Rep. Joe Crowley (D) @repjoecrowley

W/ @RepKevinBrady & @BizRoundtable to announce reintro of our bill to reform dated #FIRPTA tax law & boost economy http://t.co/9gGjncwUpn

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Rep. Marc Veasey (D) @RepVeasey

I support @HouseDemocrats new bill to #RaiseTheWage to give 38M workers a hard-earned raise. RT if U support it 2! http://t.co/rGEYz7KJeL

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Pedro Pierluisi (D) @pedropierluisi

RT @WIAC740: * Comisionado Residente @pedropierluisi pide a la administración de @agarciapadilla un presupuesto balanceado.

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