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. Henry Cuellar (D) @RepCuellar

Do you live in San Antonio? Spread the word about @EnrollSA #ACA workshop this Saturday at #Alamodome 9am-8pm #GetCovered

Rep. Henry Cuellar (D) @RepCuellar

Do you live in San Antonio? Spread the word about @EnrollSA #ACA workshop this Saturday at #Alamodrome 9am-8pm #GetCovered

Terry McAuliffe (D) @GovernorVA

"At nearly every turn, Republicans tried to justify their refusal to negotiate; at nearly every turn, they've failed."http://t.co/9LWwVRCGjF

Rep Robert Pittenger (R) @reppittenger

Gus Mayopoulos: Comedian-in-Chief | Magazine | The Harvard Crimson http://t.co/Dl8oCprmJ4

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Governor Inslee (D) @GovInslee

On site at the #530slide. Devastating to see these homes completely destroyed. http://t.co/HXKSXq5RUD

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Dina Titus (D) @repdinatitus

Bosses’ religion doesn't entitle them to dictate employee’s personal health decisions #NotMyBossBusiness @NARAL @PPFAQ @PPSouthernNV

Ben Sasse (R) @BenSasse

See you at a town hall in Hastings, GI, Kearney, North Platte, Scottsbluff & Sarpy County this week? http://t.co/2Pxpf05yXL #nesen

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Andrew Cuomo (D) @NYGovCuomo

RT @NYStateofHealth: Join the more than 666,000 #NewYorkers who have already enrolled through #NYSOH. Open enrollment ends 3/31 http://t.co/YGqo6mCxC7

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Janice Hahn (D) @Rep_JaniceHahn

Video: Discussing economic insecurity facing women across the nation. #WomenSucceed https://t.co/EyY7mC2tlZ

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Senator Harry Reid (D) @SenatorReid

RT @heathdwilliams: @chucktodd yeah but why are you asking a NASCAR driver about sanctions against russia

Tim Walz (D) @RepTimWalz

Headed back to Washington on this beautiful spring morning! http://t.co/ppueNeMnzh

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Tim Walz (D) @RepTimWalz

Headed back to Washington on this beautiful spring morning! http://t.co/ak9UHWf0L4

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Governor Inslee (D) @GovInslee

.@GovInslee is in Darrington now, talking with Mayor Dan Rankin #530slide http://t.co/8srgS3SQjB

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Chaka Fattah (D) @chakafattah

RT @NewsWorksWHYY: Chaka Fattah Jr. suing IRS for close to $1M http://t.co/gwdTYhUTH6

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Bill Shuster (R) @RepBillShuster

From my NO IRS bill which defunds it to my letter calling for Lois Lerner to resign, I won't stop fighting until Obamacare is gone for good.

Reta Jo Lewis (D) @RetaJoLewis

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RT @petardimmy: Reta Lewis may not be a strong candidate, but today I've learned that she's a great babysitter

Wes Neuman, FL-07 (D) @WesNeuman

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RT @washingtonpost: The one Russian lawmaker who voted against making Crimea part of Russia http://t.co/xhRRHqdk1f http://t.co/PAR0SRcTrB

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Brian Schatz (D) @brianschatz

Loretta Fuddy was one of the finest, most capabable, and caring public servants that I have ever known. This is a sad day for Hawaii.

Brian Schatz (D) @brianschatz

Time to move on. “@mkraju: Harkin says the Cruz amendment marks the 34th time Republicans have tried to repeal Obamacare in Congress”

Emily Cain (D) @CainforCongress

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Saturday afternoon call time. #TeamCain http://t.co/JuSs0z863B

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