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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Reta Jo Lewis (D) @RetaJoLewis

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@JIRosenberg literacy(c dictionary) Specifically ur pt? Bc I'm not understanding what ur not understanding Bc I'm understanding & ur not ;-)

Reta Jo Lewis (D) @RetaJoLewis

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ChocolateCity-alum 88-92@blacktwitterwelcomemanual#needsumsistahs#needallmypeeps

Reta Jo Lewis (D) @RetaJoLewis

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Many Early Voters met Reta Jo Lewis at One Judicary Square this morning. #DCision14

Reta Jo Lewis (D) @RetaJoLewis

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Many Early Voters met Reta Jo Lewis at one Judiciary Square this morning. #DCision14 http://t.co/YL9JSJlmyQ

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Vincent C. Gray (D) @mayorvincegray

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Teach for America 4th Annual Gala

Vincent C. Gray (D) @mayorvincegray

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We are here at Kelly Miller Middle School tonight b/c it's a shining example of the progress our Punic schools are making.

The White House (D) @WhiteHouse

RT @johnpodesta: I'm now tweeting in my role as Counselor to the President. For updates from inside the White House, follow me @podesta44

Vincent C. Gray (D) @mayorvincegray

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RT @DDOTDC: Reminder: There is no @Metrobus or @DCCirculator bus service in the District today. @MetroRail is running smoothly.

Barack Obama (D) @BarackObama

"In some ways, the trends that had been battering middle class families for a long time have been getting even starker." —President Obama

Vincent C. Gray (D) @mayorvincegray

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Looking forward to visiting @HowardU Middle School of Math & Science tomorrow morning. Great way to start the day. #STEM

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Barack Obama (D) @BarackObama

There are many ways to get involved in the fight to #CoverAmerica. Read how Jeannette's making a difference: http://t.co/APXXsj8tYO

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Vincent C. Gray (D) @mayorvincegray

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Today, we continued our investment in communities w/ re-opening of the Northeast Library: http://t.co/b6kSTep7nj http://t.co/R3bwaVP0qi

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Vincent C. Gray (D) @mayorvincegray

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RT @AlexanderMPadro: At Chinese New Year luncheon with @mayorvincegray at Ming's Restaurant. Heading to parade next. http://t.co/xROsJnthW9

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Vincent C. Gray (D) @mayorvincegray

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Gets my vote for best "state" flag. RT @GhostsofDC: At Last! #DC Finally Gets Its Own Flag http://t.co/xRBMv3g5pj

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Vincent C. Gray (D) @mayorvincegray

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If you're on H Street NE right now, give me a wave. Riding on the new @DCStreetcar! @DDOTDC http://t.co/diQhJngbiY

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Vincent C. Gray (D) @mayorvincegray

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If you're on H Street NE right now, give me a wave. Riding on the new @DCStreetcar! @DDOTDC http://t.co/CxVgPWWLrX

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Vincent C. Gray (D) @mayorvincegray

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Since becoming mayor, 1,827 units of affordable housing have either come online or are under construction.

Vincent C. Gray (D) @mayorvincegray

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Just last month, I announced an historic commitment of $187 million toward producing or preserving affordable housing.

Vincent C. Gray (D) @mayorvincegray

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“They came for the bright lights of the city, and started dating and mating." http://t.co/LczgCMUkDY

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