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. Terri A. Sewell (D) @RepTerriSewell

RT @FNBBAL: @FNBBAL and @ALBankers Chairman @jimmy_ramage and @RepTerriSewell at a luncheon yesterday honoring the Congresswoman. http://t.co/fxJwNNpILV

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John Kasich (R) @JohnKasich

Graduate from high school & college on the same year? Allison did. #collegecreditplus http://t.co/HVm8e0xmB6

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Chaka Fattah (D) @chakafattah

RT @fattahstaff: Great overview of last week's CJS #neuroscience hearing led by Ranking Member Rep @chakafattah http://t.co/rD9Lfukq4T

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Rep. Eric Swalwell (D) @RepSwalwell

I'll be on @CBSSF at 11pm discussing latest @FlySJC airport perimeter breach. No airport in America has had more known breaches in past year

David N. Cicilline (D) @davidcicilline

Congratulating Cesar Shabbos scholarship winners @CCRINews w/ @SenJackReed & Governor @GinaRaimondo. Congrats to all! http://t.co/idoWpeSkc5

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Governor Christie (R) @GovChristie

A few facts you know should know: Please read & RT #thewholetruth http://t.co/1rZhbiI0H8

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Randy Forbes (R) @RepRandyForbes

Thank you to our #farmers! RT to recognize their service to our communities today on National Agriculture Day http://t.co/zWY4i25APM

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Blake Farenthold (R) @farenthold

The IRS doesn't want to talk to you...unless you owe them money. #Insane. http://t.co/zAAjKzb2Ym

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Doug Collins (R) @RepDougCollins

I'm a proud signer of this document @RepDLamborn @SECNAV with @RepHartzler and more. #religousfreedom

CathyMcMorrisRodgers (R) @cathymcmorris

When it comes to a nuclear deal with #Iran, let's not make the same mistake twice. My @CNN op-ed here: http://t.co/UphkYAXzKV

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Sen. Jeff Sessions (R) @SenatorSessions

Intel Corp. slashes workforce then demands more H-1B foreign workers: http://t.co/K6J03pPy84

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Senator Rand Paul (R) @RandPaul

Liberty lovers: I'd see you in Louisville. Enter here for a chance >>>https://t.co/MvGAJsJ6TY

Ann Wagner (R) @RepAnnWagner

Both of these headlines deserve the front page. @WSJ http://t.co/SMVIKxyKq6

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Alejandro (D) @agarciapadilla

¿Tienes planes para #SemanaSanta? Conoce el plan del gobierno para que disfrutes en familia: http://t.co/tzrev6Jlsh http://t.co/BAbiNbdxCZ

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Rick Scott (R) @FLGovScott

FL students rank 7th & CA students 33rd in the nation according to National Assessment of Educational Progress #FLvsCA

Dave Joyce (R) @RepDaveJoyce

It was great to be in Ashtabula this morning hearing from constituents about what's on their mind http://t.co/d7WBuZZkbD

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D Wasserman Schultz (D) @DWStweets

RT @TheDemocrats: Help us meet our first fundraising deadline of 2015. Donate $5 or more to elect Democrats: http://t.co/hSu9RTr0tA http://t.co/6NHPJd1wYn

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John Hickenlooper (D) @hickforco

Congrats to Lynn Burrows of Winter Park & Joseph DeMers of Centennial, named Teachers of the Year by @SHAPE_America http://t.co/czlyJDQ6m3

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