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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Gov. Robert Bentley (R) @GovernorBentley

The Elberta Sausage Festival was great this weekend.

Blake Farenthold (R) @farenthold

On Lago in the Morning on @1360KKTX with Brother Dave Evans 'till 9 call in (361) 560-5589 listen @iHeartRadio

Brad Ashford (D) @BradAshford16

RT @TheNCHC: Opening puck drop of @UNO_Hockey vs RIT. Mavs looking to be 2nd #NCHCHockey team in #FrozenFour #GoMavs http://t.co/cypDRjRi0F

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Bernie Sanders (I) @BernieSanders

Today Bernie spoke to the American Federation of Musicians @Local47 in #LosAngeles. https://t.co/3qI1b2lhjO http://t.co/Ck969t8jFx

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Kyrsten Sinema (D) @RepSinema

RT @LiamCKahn: To my #GW friends who are still looking for a summer internship please apply for Summer 2015 in @RepSinema's office! Deadline 11:59pm today!

Chaka Fattah (D) @chakafattah

"I check out these young music scholars yesterday " Budding musicians take to state capitol - The Temple News http://t.co/uTmT6sPM2p

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Lindsey Graham (R) @LindseyGrahamSC

Enjoyed speaking at Mondo's Draft House in Coralville about protecting our nation from threat of radical. #iacaucus http://t.co/um0Z7EwM8E

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Rep. Tom Marino (R) @RepTomMarino

Suite level seats for Argentina vs. El Salvador - my first pro soccer game!!! ⚽️ @ Fedx Field -… https://t.co/1IZN2a1Xsg

Barbara Comstock (R) @BarbaraComstock

Lots of applause for @HalParrishVA this week at the Manassas City GOP meeting! @PWCGOP http://t.co/GUFfSk0dTi

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Brad Ashford (D) @BradAshford16

RT @earthhour: It's not about which country you're from, it's about what planet we're from. Join us for #EarthHour! 28th March, 8.30pm, wherever you are!

Louie Gohmert (R) @replouiegohmert

Tune in to @ffweekend this morning at 7:40am CT. Talking to .@TuckerCarlson from the studio in NYC.

Chaka Fattah (D) @chakafattah

An initiative help a signicafant % of a billion human beings http://t.co/qGy3TdwZhh via @youtube

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Rep. John Sarbanes (D) @RepSarbanes

RT @asmith83: Great Harold Meyerson column on @RepSarbanes and his Government By the People Act http://t.co/1IXF5FQEPr

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Lynn Westmoreland (R) @RepWestmoreland

CNN: And the world's busiest airport is ... http://t.co/riF8vlAzLV

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Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D) @RepCardenas

I posted 2 photos on Facebook in the album "Member Breakfast with the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) and Sco" http://t.co/oR47w2TaP1

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