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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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

$474 mil spent on 4 Obamacare failed programs. RT if you agree we need to REPEAL OBAMACARE http://t.co/52JJFdixPb http://t.co/J9wPV95DIE

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

Federal appeals courts disagree on legality of #Obamacare tax subsidies. RT if you agree it needs to be stopped. http://t.co/30ULahvHwc

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

Thank you for your retweet @KimKannarr to stop #Obamacare. You can read more about my stance on healthcare here: http://t.co/RK9B16Bh0e

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

GAO reported #Obamacare has funded taxpayer abortions. RETWEET if you stand with the to PROTECT the unborn. http://t.co/71PYjTudeH

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Chaka Fattah (D) @chakafattah

Obamacare "@politico: #Breaking: The House voted today to renew a set of about 50 corporate and individual tax breaks. More details soon."

Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) @BobbyJindal

Now @MaryLandrieu needs to them to change their tune on terrible legislation like Obamacare.

Rep. Steve Stockman (R) @SteveWorks4You

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By an overwhelming margin, independents want Obamacare repealed. Keeping or trying to fix it is political suicide. http://t.co/jFmwiZ6dob

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Chabot for Congress (R) @DrPaulChabot

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RT @WashTimes: Obamacare 'bronze' plan premiums expected to jump 14% in 2015 http://t.co/bOCYgyouMC #healthcare #medicine #POTUS http://t.co/vvePcgqn1L

Rick Crawford (R) @Crawford4Cong

RETWEET if you are with me in repealing Obamacare! http://t.co/FEgm44ZjPn

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CathyMcMorrisRodgers (R) @cathymcmorris

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

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Governor Dan Malloy (D) @GovMalloyOffice

RT @urbandata: Per @GovMalloyOffice, the % CT residents w/out health insurance has dropped from 8% to 4% due to #Obamacare: http://t.co/hWJ1iZfuJ9 #phealth

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Sen. Lamar Alexander (R) @SenAlexander

RT @daveweigel: At stop in Oak Ridge, Lamar! says a GOP Senate can "replace Obamacare" and stop the trend toward "a national school board." #TNSEN

Rep. Andy Harris, MD (R) @RepAndyHarrisMD

Giving a speech on the House floor on the failures of #Obamacare failures right now.

Scott Peters (D) @ScottPetersSD

RT @RuthMarcus: Would John Roberts ride again to Obamacare's rescue? Don't count on it. http://t.co/o2Sr8bTyek

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Jim Bridenstine (R) @RepJBridenstine

#42Reasons Obama’s approval rating is 42% - Delay of #Obamacare employer mandate. #tcot

Rep. Trent Franks (R) @RepTrentFranks

Tweeting #ObamaFailures every half hour until list complete. Join me #128 Delay of Obamacare's out-of-pocket caps. #tcot

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