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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Adam Schiff (D) @RepAdamSchiff

RT @newsnation: Also on #NewsNation: @RepAdamSchiff weighs in on the threat of ISIS + @parkertwc w/an update on the 2 hurricanes on both coasts. 11aE @msnbc

CathyMcMorrisRodgers (R) @cathymcmorris

The more people learn about #Obamacare, the less they like. http://t.co/PgH571iLP8

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Rep. Brad Schneider (D) @RepSchneider

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RT @RepAnnaEshoo: Let's pass the http://t.co/hRNWGwfBpV Agenda that includes Paycheck Fairness Act. RT if you agree that when #womensucceed, America succeeds!

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Elise Stefanik (R) @EliseStefanik

RT @rscollin: @EliseStefanik clarifies (again) her position on Social Security. Protect benefits for future generations. #NY21 http://t.co/gUeLqmid23

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John Shimkus (R) @RepShimkus

RT @ElectRodneyIL: Great to be with @RepShimkus' mom, Kathy Shimkus, at tonight's Collinsville Township GOP event. http://t.co/y90vTwJEIP

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Anthony G. Brown (D) @BrownforMD

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In honor of #NationalDogDay! http://t.co/7xcptryvBb

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Kevin Strouse (D) @StrouseForPA

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When it comes to comes to a woman’s healthcare choices, Mike Fitzpatrick is just like Tom Corbett. #BucksDeservesBetter

Stewart Mills (R) @StewartMillsMN

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RT @Tom_knisely: .@StewartMillsMN made the RothenBlog top five races to watch in the Midwest. #mn08 #mngop http://t.co/8GoTF9bXgZ

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Rep. Steve Stockman (R) @SteveWorks4You

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Former staffer, Jennifer Massey, challenged me to #ALS ice bucket! My friend & pro-life champion Michael Schwartz passed from ALS--Bless you

Will Hurd (R) @WillHurd

RT @USNatArchives: Today we celebrate the passage of the 19th amendment with Women's Equality Day: http://t.co/xn1IvkxzNd. via @TodaysDocument

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Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R) @SDGovDaugaard

RT @pheasants4ever: BREAKING: @SDGameFishParks annual brood survey indicates 76% increase in pheasants http://t.co/8N0nRUVEaj http://t.co/VAje1pCaFD

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Virginia Foxx (R) @virginiafoxx

It's #NationalDogDay, but at the Foxx house, every day is #SultanDay. I'm on the road now, but will post a pic tomorrow.

Tom Reed (R) @RepTomReed

On our way back from the ARC in Yates County, we stopped by Seneca Farms in Penn Yan for a quick break...#NY23 http://t.co/WD9i5oTuZO

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Bradley Byrne (R) @BradleyByrne

RT @GOPJunkie: Selfie time with @RepByrne in Foley at the South Alabama Women's Club luncheon. #rockingtheHouse http://t.co/7PEbl50SnB

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Rep. Todd Rokita (R) @ToddRokita

Meeting everyone at Mooresville @Kiwanis today to talk about debt and our responsibility to our children

Steve Bullock (D) @GovernorBullock

Students at Missoula College will soon have access to cutting edge classrooms & technology http://t.co/kSGfu6K1jO

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Matt Salmon (R) @salmoncongress

It's primary Election Day! Share this picture to remind all your friends to get out and vote! http://t.co/E0NjPhx3HF

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Rep. Ed Whitfield (R) @RepEdWhitfield

I enjoyed spending the day w/ Chairman of the Board, Dr. Bob Hughes and Pres., Dr. James Richardson at @uofl UL #UofL http://t.co/Z3y3CK35G3

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Rep. Ed Whitfield (R) @RepEdWhitfield

A fun day with Dr. Bob Hughes and Dr. James Richardson! @uofl #UofL @UofLSpeedEng

Alejandro (D) @agarciapadilla

EN VIVO: Firma de siete medidas de ley. Conoce cuáles son AHORA por http://t.co/bOnNjUcR6m

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