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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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) @RosLehtinen

NOW: on w @gretawire on why we must #BringOurMatineHome. Let's get him home NOW 2 his mom in #SoFL.

G. K. Butterfield (D) @GKButterfield

Made a trip to the @WhiteHouse today to discuss student loan debt. Here's short video I did on the way. Check it out! http://t.co/PfYkhHbmTo

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U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan (D) @USRepRickNolan

3 mil (& counting) cut off from emergency unemployment benefits while looking for work. Congress must act now to pass #HR3824 #RenewUI

Rep. Leonard Lance (R) @RepLanceNJ7

Leonard Lance among 6 lawmakers who have never missed a vote | TheHill http://t.co/mmipO1t1sr via @TheHill

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Rep. Steve Stockman (R) @SteveWorks4You

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Thank goodness-->After Criticism, Planned Parenthood Removes Letter Claiming Bible Okays Abortion http://t.co/IEalmqaB7d #prolife

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Lynn Jenkins (R) @RepLynnJenkins

This is a positive development & there is a great deal of work to be done & certainly no grace period for the new leaders at Colmery-O'Neil.

Michael Wager (D) @MichaelWager14

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This week on twitter: 41 new followers, 27 new unfollowers and followed 35 people via http://t.co/2qiV9C4msG

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Pete Gallego (D) @RepPeteGallego

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Hurricanes don’t always affect our region but its #Hurricane Preparedness Week. Always good to have a plan. http://t.co/hFzspG9zkN

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Mark Meadows (R) @RepMarkMeadows

Had a great time speaking with fellow Repubs at the #NCGOP convention this past weekend. Read more about it here: http://t.co/zc8NEcpKZk

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Dan Maffei (D) @DanMaffeiNY

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It was a beautiful day to visit with volunteers at the opening of the NY Dem Committee field office. On to November! http://t.co/K4dT58fMmy

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Jody Hice (R) @jodyhice

RT @AthensGA_GOP: Right now on 1340am/98.9fm... Mike @MikeCollinsGA @ Jody @jodyhice on Newsmakers w/ @timbonole #gagop #gapol http://t.co/572WC2HzD1

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Rick Snyder (R) @RickForMI

Thanks for a fun weekend @detroitgp. We had a great time at the races.

Jose E. Serrano (D) @RepJoseSerrano

Great to march in today's @PRparadeNYC and to greet the folks attending the parade. Thanks for the warm greetings. http://t.co/IFXeN2Cq0o

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Robin Kelly (D) @Robin42CD

one person followed me // automatically checked by http://t.co/N1J73hdKki

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Rep. Chris Smith (R) @RepChrisSmith

RT @FoxNews: High school lacrosse players kicked off team after smoking cigars at graduation ceremony http://t.co/4uNzSfyy5z http://t.co/gW0Ctw2x5u

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Joe Garcia (D) @JoeGarcia

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Welcome to Miami @Uber ! Use my Uber promo code, 18y34, and get $10 off your first Uber ride. Redeem it at http://t.co/BJMj4fMnQV.

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