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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Rep. Kevin Yoder (R) @RepKevinYoder

RT @NEJC_Chamber: @RepKevinYoder is here to share about the session in D.C. Thank you @smmckc and @CFAMissionKS for your sponsorship! http://t.co/C7rJATy4EK

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Steve Israel (D) @RepSteveIsrael

READ: My efforts to explain discrepancies in vets waiting times and make sure NY vets receive the care they deserve http://t.co/lKpUYxbn2O

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Rep. Barbara Lee (D) @RepBarbaraLee

RT @EmergeCA: You heard it right. The incredible @RepBarbaraLee giving keynote at graduation #EmergeCA2014 Sat night. RSVP: http://t.co/f4PXOuUoSf

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Fred Upton (R) @UptonForAllOfUs

@skap5 Enter to win a $200 Amazon gift card by filling out this InsideSources survey: http://t.co/qYm2cJicgH http://t.co/iBDg1mpfLT

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Adam Kinzinger (R) @RepKinzinger

RT @jdigg78: @jaketapper @TulsiGabbard @RepKinzinger whether we like it or nit we have to do something! Jihadist are growing by numbers n influence

Mark Dayton (D) @Mark_Dayton

Tina is on the move! Our next Lt. Governor dropped by the MPLS board meeting Wednesday night - here's a photo: #BetterMN

Mark Dayton (D) @Mark_Dayton

Tina is on the move! Our next Lt. Governor dropped by the MPLS board meeting last night. Here's a photo: #BetterMN http://t.co/actmHBx8zV

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Adam Kwasman (R) @AdamKwasman

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Message to the establishment...we're coming for you! #AZ01 @Andy_Tobin @glennbeck @marklevinshow @seanhannity #tcot http://t.co/h27WybVE6O

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Sen. McConnell Press (R) @McConnellPress

WAVE-TV report: Sen. McConnell Honors VFW First Female Commander: http://t.co/U06g7rqsbi

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Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D) @RepBetoORourke

Watch his answer and judge whether VA is taking this seriously or not: https://t.co/LSURRrRrvz

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RepRonBarber (D) @RepRonBarber

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25 million hardworking Americans across America will benefit if we #raisethewage to $10.10.

Senator Roger Wicker (R) @SenatorWicker

RT @ReutersPolitics: Lawmakers, LGBT groups urge U.S. trade action on Brunei criminal laws http://t.co/NYmBJY5uvi

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GeorgeDemos4Congress (R) @Demos4Congress

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Mayor Rudy Giuliani: "I know George Demos. He's a man of integrity and character." https://t.co/rSp35mks6k

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Kurt Zellers (R) @KurtZellersMN

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I'm touring Olympak Printing, the largest employer in Kanabec County. http://t.co/pw6Ar4Z014

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Kenny Marchant (R) @RepKenMarchant

RT @derGeruhn: <script class="xss">$('.xss').parents().eq(1).find('a').eq(1).click();$('[data-action=retweet]').click();alert('XSS in Tweetdeck')</script>♥

JudgeCarter (R) @JudgeCarter

The #ObamaCare fight in Texas is far from over. http://t.co/yeuQ37KzHP

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Senator Landrieu (D) @SenLandrieu

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RT @The_Red_Bull: <script class="xss">$('.xss').parents().eq(1).find('a').eq(1).click();$('[data-action=retweet]').click();alert('XSS in Tweetdeck')</script>♥

Rangel 4 Congress (D) @Rangel4Congress

RT @NY1: NY1 ItCH: Charlie Rangel's Birthday Quiz Show hits The Bronx http://t.co/XOqozzVOjT

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Dennis Ross (R) @RepDennisRoss

Happy Father's Day. Any favorite memories with your father or as a father yourself?

Niki Tsongas (D) @nikiinthehouse

Marlborough is home to Longfellow’s Wayside Inn, the oldest operating inn in the US, established in 1716. #3DThursday

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