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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Congressman Tim Ryan (D) @RepTimRyan

Reading Single, Carefree & Mellow by Katherine Heiny - short stories abt women in differ stages of a relationship - mostly affairs. Grade: B

Bill Johnson (R) @RepBillJohnson

3 of the other 6 finalists' art we received for this year's Congressional Art Competition. #cac2015https://t.co/luhUz3DD01

Rep. Henry Cuellar (D) @RepCuellar

My condolences to the family of Ex-U.S. House Speaker and Texan Jim Wright http://t.co/u2QAlWE0pW

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John Culberson (R) @CongCulberson

Congrats Amber Wang of James E. Taylor on winning the Congressional Art Competition for TX-07 @THS_Mustangs http://t.co/JjFZaKps0R -staff

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Brad Ashford (D) @BradAshford16

Congrats to my long time friend @ChrisBeutler on his much deserved win last night. @CityOfLincoln #LNK #4MoreYears!

Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) @AsaHutchinson

Copy: computer science tour kicks off in 30 mins at Rogers High School! #codingARfuture

G. K. Butterfield (D) @GKButterfield

The letter I sent to @FOP3 Pres Ryan urging him to rollback his comments on BCSA Marilyn Mosby handling of Gray case: http://t.co/1bxMXT9Dkx

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Governor Rick Snyder (R) @onetoughnerd

"Doing nothing about our roads is a bad idea, in my view." -Gov. Snyder

Mario Diaz-Balart (R) @MarioDB

And with the Senate's passage of the Budget Conference Committee's #balancedbudget, it is now on its way to the President's desk.

Rod Blum (R) @BlumforCongress

Lots of excitement today in Cedar Rapids with @RealBenCarson ! A pleasure to introduce newest Presidential candidate to eastern Iowa!

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Cory Gardner (R) @SenCoryGardner

Took some time this afternoon for one of my favorite things I do as a Senator -- calling young men… https://t.co/ALTxjTuUkl

Rep. Keith Ellison (D) @keithellison

Workers in #MN covered under current overtime rules vs. updated threshold via @EconomicPolicy http://t.co/RzWr1E0t5g http://t.co/vDe7vdNYEH

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Brian Sandoval (R) @BrianSandoval

.@ReviewJournal: Nevada Senate approves part of @BrianSandoval’s anti-bullying campaign: http://t.co/rAWghuZXyX #nvleg #nvgov

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Mo Brooks (R) @RepMoBrooks

@RepDaveBrat & I are working to protect military service for Americans in the face of illegal immigrant threat. http://t.co/gfslnNgTgR

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Senator Ron Johnson (R) @SenRonJohnson

New leadership. New goals. And now, we passed a budget. Even better, a #BalancedBudget. http://t.co/5Mfb3TDrUK

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Rick Crawford (R) @Crawford4Cong

I'm glad to support my friend @GovMikeHuckabee in his campaign for President. Join me --> http://t.co/yl1H64yvQb

Marsha Blackburn (R) @MarshaBlackburn

RT @SteveScalise: A new study confirms what we predicted & Dems denied: emergency room visits surge under #Obamacare. #BrokenPromise http://t.co/22xXGsoBDK

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The White House (D) @WhiteHouse

President Obama posted a note on Facebook in remembrance of David Goldberg: http://t.co/yyGCoYaCef http://t.co/9E8JsXt0Je

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