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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Jared Polis (D) @jaredpolis

I was in the room when @repdonyoung suggested if we let loose wolves in some areas, then we “wouldn’t have a homeless problem anymore."

Jared Polis (D) @jaredpolis

I'm at my first Natural Resources Cmte meeting; in about half an hour I get to ask @SecretaryJewell questions; ideas?

Jared Polis (D) @jaredpolis

Extra Credits - Politics - How to Make Your Voice Heard: http://t.co/NWRgaEeAK2 via @YouTube

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Jared Polis (D) @jaredpolis

47 Republican Senators have aligned themselves with Iran's hard-liners... who would have thought?

Jared Polis (D) @jaredpolis

Tehran Tom took his case directly to the Iranian government

Jared Polis (D) @jaredpolis

Tehran Tom asks Iranian Revolutionary Guards for help in battle against US diplomats

Senator Pat Toomey (R) @SenToomey

My thoughts on why Congress must vote on any Iran nuclear deal: http://t.co/3tEVNtmTyy

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Elizabeth Esty (D) @RepEsty

The #JesseLewis Act will support teachers on social & emotional learning. Research at @Yale @rulerapproach show important it is for our kids

Cole for Congress (R) @ColeForCongress

2015 OKGOP State Convention

John Fleming (R) @RepFleming

Today we celebrate one of America's founding fathers: http://t.co/bxYyhe8grS

Darrell Issa (R) @DarrellIssa

"Paranormal Pugtivity." An extra spooky #FridayPuppy - https://t.co/ybpWQc995E

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Grace Meng (D) @RepGraceMeng

In #RichmondHill serving as keynote speaker @ New American Voters Association gala saluting labor/community leaders. http://t.co/kNLdQbxssu

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Bernie Sanders (I) @SenSanders

I hope @HillaryClinton will speak out on these and other important issues in the days and weeks ahead. http://t.co/cOGs1z4i9H

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Daniel Webster (R) @RepWebster

Welcome to the world, Allie Jane Webster! http://t.co/WmkilieQbR

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MichelleLujanGrisham (D) @RepLujanGrisham

RT @WhiteHouse: "We are now in a position to move on a path towards the future." —President Obama on #CubaPolicy http://t.co/mrJP1MsuG4

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MichelleLujanGrisham (D) @RepLujanGrisham

Congratulations to Olga Vityuk from Amy Biehl High School - winner of the #CongressionalArtCompetition in #NM #CD1 http://t.co/8SOWr1ZcaS

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Dr. Rand Paul (R) @RandPaul

@senrandpaul let's let you keep more of your money!

Dr. Rand Paul (R) @RandPaul

@senrandpaul Liberal policies have failed our inner cities!

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