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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Neal Marchbanks (D) @NealMarchbanks

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Honored to have met @leticiavdp today in Lubbock. She is im http://t.co/K1EC0UbBAo

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Sen. McConnell Press (R) @McConnellPress

April is Nat'l Sexual Assault Awareness Month; McConnell calls on Senate to pass Justice for All Act, a bipartisan bill to aid crime victims

Mark Meadows (R) @RepMarkMeadows

Obama's Wasteful Spending Quiz: Spot which example of Obama's waste is real or fake: http://t.co/OM9QBcTzxV via @GOP

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John Barge 2014 (R) @BargeforGA

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Governor Deal will not testify at state ethics trial. #StopCorruption #NoDeal #Barge2014 http://t.co/HqewmfCXzp http://t.co/w6GVFbDnWJ

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Tom Cotton (R) @SenTomCotton

Today, my staff spoke to the Yell County Retired Teachers Assn, including some of my former teachers & my mom, Avis! http://t.co/GRiH055JoQ

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Senator Bob Casey (D) @SenBobCasey

Pleased the Senate passed a bipartisan resolution condemning the violence in Syria and expressing our support for continued humanitarian aid

Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D) @RepZoeLofgren

I got to visit today with students, teachers & parent chaperones from Morgan Hill's Britton Middle School during... http://t.co/GZ3LxlpweK

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Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D) @RepBetoORourke

This afternoon I was awarded the 2013 Champions for Children Award by @First Focus President Bruce Lesley. http://t.co/BQ8JXiv4iP

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Tom Cotton (R) @SenTomCotton

Today, my staff spoke to the Yell Country Retired Teachers Assn, including some of my former teachers & my mom, Avis! http://t.co/GRiH055JoQ

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Rep. Lee Terry (R) @LEETERRYNE

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Questioned @GM CEO @mtbarra at @HouseCommerce #SubOversight hearing on ignition switches. Watch —> http://t.co/JR50QTIhWr #GMrecall

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Rep. Eric Swalwell (D) @RepSwalwell

RT @CIDIoutreach: .@vwtalbert I enjoyed your live chat! Speaking of easy giving, HR 3771 makes #Haiyan donations tax deduct. for 2013. http://t.co/dztNvgk0Cj

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Tom Cotton (R) @SenTomCotton

RT @AP: National Zoo panda cub Bao Bao takes first steps outdoors (with photos): http://t.co/kCq7Y8LfPa

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Rep. Jeff Duncan (R) @RepJeffDuncan

Mr. President, #Obamacare is NOT here to stay. It's on it's way out. We can do better that a broken law sold to us under false pretences

Barack Obama (D) @BarackObama

"That's why 7.1 million people have health insurance—because people got the word out." —President Obama #TeamObamacare

Ann Wagner (R) @RepAnnWagner

Have you seen your hours cut because of #Obamacare? Give #Obamacare a face and share your story with me at ObamaCare.Wagner@mail.house.gov

Marty Seifert (R) @seifertmn

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Thanks to Troy Krause, editor of The Redwood Gazette in Redwood Falls for the gubernatorial interview this afternoon! http://t.co/0dTUa3u2jR

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Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D) @RepBetoORourke

It is with deep gratitude that I accept the Champions for Children Award. http://t.co/RnfHnyBqdn

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Scott Honour (R) @ScottHonourMN

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April Fools! We must elect Scott Honour, the only Republican or Democrat who'll scrap the MNsure debacle. http://t.co/u5PKsvQtJI

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Evans for Mayor (D) @EvansForMayor

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Jack and @PeteRossTweet in Ward 4. #ElectionDay #DCision14 http://t.co/3LWaaaAjoS

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Scott Garrett (R) @RepGarrett

"The trouble w/ our Liberal friends isn’t that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so." https://t.co/rGvzMJzf9v

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