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. Steve Stockman (R) @SteveWorks4You

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RT @JBANCchatter: JBANC's live discussion "BELARUS - CRACKS IN THE ICE?" starting soon. Join us, comment and ask questions. More info: https://t.co/IAh0bXbqGD

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Bernie Sanders (I) @SenSanders

Yesterday Sen. Sanders answered questions on @Reddit. Here are the questions and answers: http://t.co/vnHHWMu2eK #RedditAMA

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Dave Joyce (R) @RepDaveJoyce

Congratulations to the #OH14 #CongressionalArtCompetition winners! Check out their impressive artwork here: http://t.co/jHWiSBrZwX

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Paul Broun (R) @PaulBrounforGA

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RT @LibertyOnMyMind: My fellow Georgians, want to audit the Fed? Guess who is the lead sponsor for the bill? Yup @PaulBrounforGA and Hes runnin 4 Senate #Vote

Adam Schiff (D) @RepAdamSchiff

Will be talking with @CarolCNN on @CNNnewsroom around 9 am EST/6 am PST about my call to boycott the #Benghazi select committee.

Joe Kaufman (R) @JoeKaufmanUSA

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Emily and I headed for Washington, DC with the #TripForFreedom

Rep. Robert Aderholt (R) @Robert_Aderholt

@jasoninthehouse Good job Jason on Meet the Press explaining #Benghazi is not about politics but pursuing truth; an Amer. Man died #WorthIt

Kyrsten Sinema (D) @RepSinema

RT @azcentral: Spread the word: These #Arizona companies are hiring for 100 or more positions this month http://t.co/YDz8GqOyqT

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MurielBowser (D) @MurielBowser

RT @DionTownley: Packed house at the @Ward4DemsDC meeting for Guest Speaker and Democratic Nominee @MurielBowser #all8wards #DCision14 http://t.co/14AET4rR7k

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Doug LaMalfa (R) @DougLaMalfa

HR 565 reso calling on AG Holder to appoint special counsel on Benghazi passes with 250 aye votes including 26 Dems (most in swing seats)Aye

Tim Donnelly (R) @TimDonnellyShow

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ICYMI, @latimes picked up our highlight of Neel Kashkari's submission to Sharia Law when he ran TARP. http://t.co/qIkF7d5cQx

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Luis V. Gutierrez (D) @RepGutierrez

Attention .@DailyCaller corrections department and .@BrendanBordelon - @RepGutierrez is from Illinois. Oops.

Rep. Doug Lamborn (R) @RepDLamborn

#FY15NDAA Soon I will be introducing an amendment calling on the DOD and the Air Force to rewrite their religious freedom regulations.

Debbie Stabenow (D) @stabenow

RT @MarketUrbanism: "international transportation experts"!! RT @danarubinstein: Cuomo recommends an M.T.A. 'reinvention' commission http://t.co/yKuEnHEVkd

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McDaniel for Senate (R) @CMForUSSenate

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Add a message to your video http://t.co/m2RizekFsv

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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) @RosLehtinen

Jon Huntsman says #HillaryClinton's shows "the measure of a leader" http://t.co/TY0okjwpQE via @TheFix

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Sean Duffy (R) @RepSeanDuffy

RT @keithellison: Big thanks to @RepErikPaulsen and @RepSeanDuffy for helping to pass the Money Remittances Improvement Act: http://t.co/GKs7Dpj68U

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Neal Marchbanks (D) @NealMarchbanks

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Come out and here a message of real change for #TX19 https://t.co/SqXQGq9kb1 #MarchForward

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Rep. Jim Costa (D) @RepJimCosta

RT @SmarterFuels: .@RepJimCosta "Over 40% of corn goes towards #ethanol. The debate is over. The #RFS is not sustainable." #EthanolFailed

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