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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Blake Farenthold (R) @farenthold

On air NOW with @ShannonBream @ANHQDC @FoxNews covering #IRStargeting and Lois Learner's missing emails.

Sean Duffy (R) @RepSeanDuffy

25 years ago today, the #BerlinWall fell. RT if you remember where you were when the wall came down. https://t.co/jCPsYXfKdb

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Darrell Issa (R) @DarrellIssa

RT @neilkli: @DarrellIssa My dad just back from Vietnam, he made his family and his country proud http://t.co/hHyQl82aCo

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Suzanne Bonamici (D) @RepBonamici

Visited with students at Newberg High School to discuss how we can strengthen #education for all http://t.co/a3GlrfbD5I

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Darrell Issa (R) @DarrellIssa

RT @a_planet_irl: .@DarrellIssa My late grandfather, who served in the European theater in WWII #AmericasVets http://t.co/1t3dzGxu5f

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Darrell Issa (R) @DarrellIssa

RT @neilkli: @DarrellIssa my bro in the 1st Recon Bn., keeping our troops in Afghanistan safe in 2010 http://t.co/feZfRGQ8mq

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Gus Bilirakis (R) @RepGusBilirakis

RT @JJCarafano: Fact of the Day More than 2,500 military working dogs currently serve, roughly 500 deployed at a time.

Donald Payne Jr. (D) @RepDonaldPayne

As we approach Veterans Day, it was a privilege to pay tribute to the late Joe Fornarotto, who served in the Navy... http://t.co/SIxiARJZ62

U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan (D) @USRepRickNolan

RT @KendalKillian: Hey .@JayKollsKSTP your #pointergate story was about as accurate as that KSTP Survey USA poll showing Stewart Mills leading by 8 points.

U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan (D) @USRepRickNolan

RT @ashleenwilkins: Tip for @KSTP: if cops come to you w/ a bigoted non-scandal to malign mayor, THAT is the story you cover #pointergate http://t.co/9qgBd1pGCW

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Bob Goodlatte (R) @RepGoodlatte

New piece on @Heritage: "The President’s Duty to Faithfully Execute the Law" http://t.co/XtcbbkeT8H

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Robert Dold (R) @ROBERTDOLD

RT @MarkKirk: I voted for @ROBERTDOLD today because #IL10 deserves an independent voice. RT if you agree!

Steve Cohen (D) @RepCohen

RT @TurdGuy: BABE, FOUND A ULUWVFKWU FOR SALE - with the radio data system? YEAH - whats the procephalic, i'll call http://t.co/5NedDpxKbF

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Blake Farenthold (R) @farenthold

So @msnb hit xiled do to uplink booking issue.

Blake Farenthold (R) @farenthold

Booked Interview on @msnbc 's All In with Chris Hayes tonight 7ish Central.

Blake Farenthold (R) @farenthold

Booked Interview on @msnbc 's All In with @ChrisHayesTV tonight 7ish Central.

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