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. Kevin Yoder (R) @RepKevinYoder

Unlike the President's proposal, which never balances, @HouseGOP proposal does in less than ten years. #BetterBudget http://t.co/MJ1TiVSbLW

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Phil Bryant (R) @PhilBryantMS

Mississippi's #creativeeconomy showcased at the Capitol today. https://t.co/pffav3TV8s

David E. Price (D) @RepDavidEPrice

In my #BudgetBracket, I pick @ChrisVanHollen's Dem budget. It will create jobs and protect seniors & the middle class http://t.co/1yRqRy3qh8

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John Fleming (R) @RepFleming

RT @RobManess: Thank you @DavidVitter, @RepBoustany, @garretgraves & @RepFleming for supporting GatorPAC at tonight’s meet & greet! http://t.co/a7ooatyASF

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Rep. Doug Lamborn (R) @RepDLamborn

It is the wrong time in this dangersou world to not fully fund our defense & nat. security budget https://t.co/wjXI2D6Kuf

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Xavier Becerra (D) @RepBecerra

RT @CisnerosCenter: Latinos are now a visible and powerful voice - @Cecilia44 speaking @NALEO #RoybalGala15 http://t.co/iJrs0IFE02

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CathyMcMorrisRodgers (R) @cathymcmorris

RT @SenatorFischer: Tune in: the Senate is voting on my equal pay amendment to combat workplace gender-discrimination. #FischerAmendment

Governor Walker (R) @GovWalker

Today is Medal of Honor Day. Hats off to my friend Gary Wetzel and every other Congressional Medal of Honor recipient!

Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R) @RepStutzman

I'd like to congratulate @SenDanCoats for a great career in public service and I look forward to working with him as he finishes his term!

Michael Burgess, MD (R) @michaelcburgess

#SGR patch expires March 31. Join leading medical societies & call on Congress to #FixMedicareNow http://t.co/XHNifaVh9Y

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Larry Bucshon, MD (R) @RepLarryBucshon

.@SenDanCoats has been a great partner in the Senate & example of a principled leader. I am grateful for his council over the past few years

Terry Branstad (R) @TerryBranstad

Iowa ranks #6 in providing online access to government spending data - http://t.co/45wE3bMG7m #iagov #ialegis

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Eleanor H. Norton (D) @EleanorNorton

Tonight: Join the fight to preserve #reporights by making your voice heard at our Speak-Out, 6:30-8:30 p.m. #WHM2015 http://t.co/wztL2cWv9a

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Marcia L. Fudge (D) @RepMarciaFudge

I liked a @YouTube video from @repmarciafudge http://t.co/B9kSIobUUw Welcome to Rep. Marcia L. Fudge's YouTube Channel

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Marcia L. Fudge (D) @RepMarciaFudge

Five years after the passage of the #ACA, data from @HHSGov shows that #ACAisWorking in #Ohio. Get the facts. #NEOhio http://t.co/OzyZQ4M8te

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Michael McCaul (R) @RepMcCaul

I'll be on @AmericaNewsroom this morning previewing the @HouseHomeland hearing on Global Threats from Violent Islamist Extremism. Tune in!

Hakeem Jeffries (D) @RepJeffries

RT @USRepKCastor: .@HouseDemocrats have a budget that puts working families first. Bigger paychecks & better infrastructure for all! http://t.co/WV1esTg9r3

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Bill Johnson (R) @RepBillJohnson

RT @1440WROK: Today w/ Riley & Scot - @RepBillJohnson & @CongressmanGT on House budget plans. Ken DeCoster talks Rockford Crimestoppers. Tune in 5-9a

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