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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Andrew Walter (R) @_Andrew_Walter

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
It's official - http://t.co/6rCC0zSfGh

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Julianne Ortman (R) @JulianneOrtman

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We remain a nation of laws no matter how inconvenient for SoS John Kerry. Congress must move to enforce its subpoena! http://t.co/VI0JOJSSpe

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Rep. Keith Ellison (D) @keithellison

Passage of the Money Remittances Improvement Act makes it easier for new Americans to send money to loved ones: http://t.co/rZVOfMra2P

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Bill Keating (D) @USRepKeating

Looking forward to a big effort and win from @NHLbruins tonight! Go Bruins!

Governor Mary Fallin (R) @GovMaryFallin

Great to meet with supporters of UNCF today, and talk how UNCF scholarships give students endless potential.

Sandy Levin (D) @repsandylevin

"House GOP may have denied the unemployed a vote, but they cannot deny them their voices" - http://t.co/5Qa33h2jsL

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Governor Mary Fallin (R) @GovMaryFallin

Speaking today at the United Negro College Fund luncheon. In Oklahoma, 20 students are receiving UNCF scholarships. http://t.co/2IaY3ohLs7

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Jackie Walorski (R) @RepWalorski

RT @MatthewESButler: CORRECTION: AP story we reported this morning incorrectly had U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski facing GOP primary opponent. She is unopposed today.

Lynn Westmoreland (R) @RepWestmoreland

RT @DavidMDrucker: B4 @SpeakerBoehner approved select #Benghazi cmte, he fostered informal panel that reviewed existing investigation: http://t.co/15L68Eh9mg

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Rep. Kurt Schrader (D) @RepSchrader

RT @TPM: The teen pregnancy rate is lower than before Roe v. Wade: http://t.co/Jq8bE3mo7d http://t.co/P5zy8Dbyn8

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Jim McDermott (D) @RepJimMcDermott

As author of Carbon Tax Legislation, I'm gravely concerned re: climate change threat 2 USA NW. We must #ActOnClimate http://t.co/dMMfrsln44

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Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D) @RepBetoORourke

Who Will Watch the Watchers? | Texas Monthly http://t.co/5IE11qeMks

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Rep. Gene Green (D) @RepGeneGreen

On this day, we commemorate all those who strive for cooperation and friendship between our two great nations.

Matt Bevin (R) @MattBevin

#MitchSays "economic development...it's not my job" Vote 4 @MattBevin 2 retire McConnell's tax & spend policies. #KYSen

Carlos Curbelo (R) @carloslcurbelo

@ernestorios786 @RepJoeGarcia Es una gran posibilidad. El candidato no ha declarado de dónde provinieron los fondos que utilizó. #FL26

Steve Cohen (D) @RepCohen

@woodyallendailey: woody allen film reference by @RepCohen on @chrislhayes : http://t.co/sisDGqjVaA” Fielding Melish explains Repub-gazhi's

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Steve Bullock (D) @GovernorBullock

“While it may seem that paying cash for infrastructure improvements saves money, in reality, it costs Montana more.” http://t.co/t3yGgSZodP

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