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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Eleanor H. Norton (D) @EleanorNorton

An unsung hero who sings! William Kellibrew IV is a DC native & recipient of the 'Eva Murillo Unsung Hero Award' http://t.co/VK1L2z2SHm

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Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D) @SenatorHeitkamp

.@SenatorHeitkamp: LGBT youth represent up to 40% of runaway & homeless youth pop. Must pass bill that includes language to protect all kids

Rep. Adam Smith (D) @RepAdamSmith

Protecting our planet is one of our greatest challenges & #EarthDay is reminder that each individual must play a role http://t.co/TmEM4rIBr8

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Rep. Adam Smith (D) @RepAdamSmith

Protecting our planet is one of our greatest challenges & #EarthDay is reminder that each individual must play a role http://t.co/EV5qhzQrdU

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Kevin McCarthy (R) @GOPLeader

RT @WaysandMeansGOP: The IRS awarded $60M in bonuses to its employees w/out knowing its FY2015 budget http://t.co/c7QzT93spF

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Pedro Pierluisi (D) @pedropierluisi

Hoy, el HR727 contará con 100 coauspiciadores tan pronto como hoy. Aquí mi mensaje ante el pleno de la Cámara federal http://t.co/rP0lGAgS9l

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Rep. Paul Cook (R) @RepPaulCook

Congratulations to my Legislative Director, Tim on his wedding to Anita. I wish you many years of happiness together! http://t.co/kEijj338HL

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Gwen Graham (D) @GwenForCongress

Our natural treasurers are part of our heritage & like my father, I want to protect them for my children. #EarthDay http://t.co/jiO1EzTa9g

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Rep. Keith Ellison (D) @keithellison

Obama Escucha Estamos en la lucha! http://t.co/dsAMeLI7lA

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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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