Politwoops Deleted Tweets from Politicians

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Rep. Steve Scalise (R) @SteveScalise

Joining @HouseGOP Members for a weekly press conference soon. Tune in to http://t.co/hqzbRIrAwc at 9a CT to watch. http://t.co/SkOs5WMXgJ

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Bernie Sanders (I) @SenSanders

Coming up at 9:30amET: Sen. Sanders will be on @77WABCradio talking with @JrzyJoePiscopo. Listen live: http://t.co/GFCOGxNAgW

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Rep. Richard Hanna (R) @RepRichardHanna

Why I voted Yes on H.Con.Res. 25, allowing the Capitol Grounds used for the National Peace Officers Memorial Service & National Honor Gua...

Ander Crenshaw (R) @AnderCrenshaw

Joining leaders in fight to eradicate malaria on Cap Hill tonight to highlight gains made, work ahead. #WorldMalariaDay 2015.

Steve Cohen (D) @RepCohen

RT @DailyHelmsman: Congressman @RepCohen spoke for decriminalizing marijuana @uofmemphis read the full story http://t.co/r5nArrHfv6 http://t.co/TTJBuOIbjY

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Tom Cotton (R) @SenTomCotton

Great meeting with National Crime Victims’ Service Recipients from Arkansas this afternoon. Thanks for stopping by! http://t.co/0WkOTzhIDL

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Jan Schakowsky (D) @janschakowsky

The Senate delay has gone on long enough. It’s time to #ConfirmLynch now! http://t.co/x6Fd1e16AO http://t.co/LAD4dYl8Nj

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Randy Forbes (R) @Randy_Forbes

Enjoyed chatting w/ employees who make the important work done by our shipyards to support the US Navy possible. http://t.co/aHEERAfc3C

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Marcia L. Fudge (D) @RepMarciaFudge

RT @BarbaraArnwine: Black men six times as likely as white men to be incarcerated, negatively affecting their chances in the job market @RepMarciaFudge

Mimi Walters (R) @RepMimiWalters

Filming some PSAs with the National Association of Broadcasters. Stay Tuned! http://t.co/LURt0tvfqM

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Rep. Doris Matsui (D) @DorisMatsui

Met this morning with the Air Quality #CaptoCap15 team http://t.co/7R9CHSduuj

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Governor Mike Pence (R) @GovPenceIN

Since 2009, companies in the aircraft & spacecraft industry have added 260k jobs in Indiana #IBJfly @IBJnews @Indiana_EDC

Rep. Paul Gosar, DDS (R) @RepGosar

I picked a bad night to be on a roof in D.C. https://t.co/vM7MQChmN8

Rep. Bobby Scott (D) @repbobbyscott

Attend a reception w/ @NorfolkMayor Fraim & other leaders to help kick off the 2015 Virginia International Tattoo http://t.co/9cv51d6DeB

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Nancy Pelosi (D) @NancyPelosi

RT @voxdotcom: Amazingly, the press is criticizing Hillary for being both too masculine and too feminine http://t.co/1xbyVJwGhc http://t.co/984bwFTj7S

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Dina Titus (D) @repdinatitus

RT @brianyoungnv: Such an honor to be involved in @repdinatitus' #HouseAppChallenge! Awards ceremony 4/20 5pm in #Downtown #Vegas http://t.co/ruQfNjY3yY

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Rep. Daniel Lipinski (D) @RepLipinski

@RepLipinski Invites Third District Residents to Upcoming Town Hall Meeting and Seniors Fairs http://t.co/PqAjqlSYaX http://t.co/HnjVRCE27i

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Rep. Kevin Cramer (R) @RepKevinCramer

Proud to receive NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence at an CNH Industrial at their Fargo plant today. http://t.co/PTuhRBkpZ2

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Rep. Jared Polis (D) @RepJaredPolis

@SFnicko can you DM please? Your story on Polis is inaccurate. Also, thx for reaching out for a comment.

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Kevin McCarthy (R) @GOPLeader

RT @USATODAY: California drought: Desert oasis collides with reality http://t.co/28lTkOFyGS

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John McCain (R) @SenJohnMcCain

Good meeting w/ Alina Gorghiu, new co-head of Romania's right-wing Nat'l Liberal Party- excellent leader for nxt gen! http://t.co/NgxmKxHB9J

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Susan W. Brooks (R) @SusanWBrooks

Excited to hold my 2nd Youth Advisory Group meeting this AM with some bright and brilliant young minds. #IN05 http://t.co/pqB6xH9qRt

Jose E. Serrano (D) @RepJoseSerrano

Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Boston as they continue to heal from the 2013 Boston… https://t.co/GQ5LYVJAwo

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D) @repcleaver

At least 1,000 are expected to attend free health clinic Saturday at Bartle Hall >> http://t.co/x9F55aFzLN

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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) @RosLehtinen

#OTD Death of #CheGuevara: murderer, sadist, conformist, homophobe. Closed-minded destroyer of countries and economies. #TheRealChe

Charles Rangel (D) @cbrangel

@UPPastryPlate @upwithsteve my cookbook is free and available on my website at http://t.co/lugU1C7CrN

Rod Blum (R) @BlumforCongress

Highlight of my day! Visiting with Jerry Easter at Cedar Valley Hospice in Waterloo http://t.co/6IgOMOGpbc

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Jared Polis (D) @jaredpolis

Ted Cruz:Gay marriage=forever "Defended TX marriage laws when,..court attempted to grant divorce to same-sex couple" http://t.co/xxfaTxWG91

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Jared Polis (D) @jaredpolis

#China is up to some real mischief on Mischief Reef http://t.co/dgA9YuJqcr

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RepKevinBrady (R) @RepKevinBrady

RT @JessicaDomel: .@RepKevinBrady is talking about the death tax with @TexasFarmBureau farmers and ranchers in Crimes Cty http://t.co/XACcGjhP50

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Sanford Bishop, Jr. (D) @SanfordBishop

#TBT of a 1997 CODEL trip to China I took while on the @HouseIntelComm. Happy Lunar New Year 2015! #ChineseNewYear http://t.co/7LpyKg0qy4

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US Rep. Rick Nolan (D) @USRepRickNolan

RT @MNGrocers: Discussing federal industry issues with @RickNolanMN in DC. Thanks for meeting with MGA Board of Directors. http://t.co/FkKET6wtbm

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Mo Brooks (R) @RepMoBrooks

Pleased Doolittle Raiders’ recognized for heroic actions w/ Gold Medal – thanks Bob Jaques for gathering support! http://t.co/O0bo2Khzx9

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Rod Blum (R) @RodBlum

Cast my vote today in DC to repeal tax tax - glad to make it back in time for the Jones County GOP annual dinner. http://t.co/kcii9u1Acg

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Dave Joyce (R) @RepDaveJoyce

Glad to have @StowOH resident Paul Wright, President of the Ohio Fire Chiefs Association in the office today. http://t.co/UL4YfUggLG

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Rep. Roger Williams (R) @RepRWilliams

RT @srwilliams1: In honor of our ground breaking this week @RepRWilliams and my g-parents opening Jack Williams1981 #tbt @reprwilliams http://t.co/deWYLnbj0a

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Rep. Gene Green (D) @RepGeneGreen

Today we honor the millions that lost their lives & the courage of those that fought against persecution. #YomHashoah #HolocaustRemembrance

Rep. Diana DeGette (D) @RepDianaDeGette

Shared a #TBT picture of my family & Bill & @HillaryClinton w/ a young #CO girl who is also destined for big things. http://t.co/doUXcX89kO

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Steve Cohen (D) @RepCohen

RT @CoryBooker: Momentum to fix medical marijuana laws picking up: @RepCohen & @repdonyoung's #CARERSAct version now w/ 14 cosponsors—7 Dems & 7 Republicans

Governor Walker (R) @GovWalker

Great meeting in Spain with Minister of Economic Dev. and Competitiveness, Ms. Arantza Tapia #WIGovEU http://t.co/MFv2QKAwfk

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