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.

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Tammy Duckworth (D) @RepDuckworth

Yesterday I participated in the Democratic Caucus Asian Pacific American Roundtable –great way to continue AAPI Heritage Month!

U.S. Rep. Billy Long (R) @USRepLong

Many in #MO7 have told me they do not trust Pres. Obama to negotiate #Trade deals. I agree, which is why we need #TPA http://t.co/vZhOL9hspw

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Rep. Walter Jones (R) @RepWalterJones

Thank you to all who have served and currently serve. #ArmedForcesDay http://t.co/Shv5AvTCc8

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U.S. Rep. Bob Latta (R) @boblatta

Great speaking with the Jo Ann Davidson Ohio Leadership Institute for inviting me to speak today. Great group! http://t.co/ET3zfyzfOv

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Alejandro (D) @agarciapadilla

RT @yalvarezjaimes: Anuncia @agarciapadilla acuerdo de 11.5% de IVA y 1.5% para los Municipios.

JaimeHerreraBeutler (R) @HerreraBeutler

Watch a video of my speech supporting the ability of non-citizens to enlist. https://t.co/p5vzlxs62S

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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) @RosLehtinen

Spoke w #SoFla #business owner abt the negative impact that burdensome #taxes + regulations have on #SmallBusinesses http://t.co/uavTXOGdy9

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U.S. Rep. Bob Latta (R) @boblatta

Thanks to the Jo Ann Davidson #Ohio Leadership Institute for inviting me to speak. Great conversation, great group! http://t.co/rzoL3Bpqep

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Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D) @SenatorHeitkamp

Discussed my push 4 clear RFS rules that provide certainty 4 producers & farmers w/ND Petroleum Marketers Association http://t.co/UTZZBXUuPp

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Lois Frankel (D) @LoisFrankel

Lois's birthday is on Saturday. Help us make it extra special and sign her card: http://t.co/iDoOrlKGBG

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Rep. Adam Smith (D) @RepAdamSmith

.@SpeakerBoehner calls a vote against NDAA shameful and a vote against our men and women in uniform. Yet, he opposed NDAA in 2010 #FY16NDAA

Lynn Westmoreland (R) @RepWestmoreland

Looking forward to questioning the witnesses at today's @FinancialCmte data security hearing. https://t.co/4HQhNQDGjt

Dean Heller (R) @SenDeanHeller

Good catching up with realtors from across the silver state yesterday. @siglesiasnvar @RSARealtors @GLVAR

Jan Schakowsky (D) @janschakowsky

Glad to talk briefly w/ Eric Holder last night. He was honored at the @civilrightsorg awards dinner. Well-deserved! http://t.co/Fko4VmkFno

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Jan Schakowsky (D) @janschakowsky

Glad to talk briefly w/ Eric Holder last night. He was honored at the @civilrightsorg awards dinner. Well-deserved! http://t.co/zY6jEdNnsY

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Lynn Westmoreland (R) @RepWestmoreland

RT @FinancialCmte: TUNE IN 10AM ET “Protecting Consumers: Financial Data Security in the Age of Computer Hackers” http://t.co/Pvnp3AWknx

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Tom Graves (R) @RepTomGraves

Today I voted for #HR36 which bans abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, the point at which an unborn child can feel pain. #theyfeelpain

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