Politwoops Deleted Tweets from Politicians

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Congressman Tim Ryan (D) @RepTimRyan

Reading Single, Carefree & Mellow by Katherine Heiny - short stories abt women in differ stages of a relationship - mostly affairs. Grade: B

Bill Johnson (R) @RepBillJohnson

3 of the other 6 finalists' art we received for this year's Congressional Art Competition. #cac2015https://t.co/luhUz3DD01

Rep. Henry Cuellar (D) @RepCuellar

My condolences to the family of Ex-U.S. House Speaker and Texan Jim Wright http://t.co/u2QAlWE0pW

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John Culberson (R) @CongCulberson

Congrats Amber Wang of James E. Taylor on winning the Congressional Art Competition for TX-07 @THS_Mustangs http://t.co/JjFZaKps0R -staff

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Brad Ashford (D) @BradAshford16

Congrats to my long time friend @ChrisBeutler on his much deserved win last night. @CityOfLincoln #LNK #4MoreYears!

Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) @AsaHutchinson

Copy: computer science tour kicks off in 30 mins at Rogers High School! #codingARfuture

G. K. Butterfield (D) @GKButterfield

The letter I sent to @FOP3 Pres Ryan urging him to rollback his comments on BCSA Marilyn Mosby handling of Gray case: http://t.co/1bxMXT9Dkx

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Governor Rick Snyder (R) @onetoughnerd

"Doing nothing about our roads is a bad idea, in my view." -Gov. Snyder

Mario Diaz-Balart (R) @MarioDB

And with the Senate's passage of the Budget Conference Committee's #balancedbudget, it is now on its way to the President's desk.

Rod Blum (R) @BlumforCongress

Lots of excitement today in Cedar Rapids with @RealBenCarson ! A pleasure to introduce newest Presidential candidate to eastern Iowa!

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Cory Gardner (R) @SenCoryGardner

Took some time this afternoon for one of my favorite things I do as a Senator -- calling young men… https://t.co/ALTxjTuUkl

Rep. Keith Ellison (D) @keithellison

Workers in #MN covered under current overtime rules vs. updated threshold via @EconomicPolicy http://t.co/RzWr1E0t5g http://t.co/vDe7vdNYEH

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Brian Sandoval (R) @BrianSandoval

.@ReviewJournal: Nevada Senate approves part of @BrianSandoval’s anti-bullying campaign: http://t.co/rAWghuZXyX #nvleg #nvgov

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Mo Brooks (R) @RepMoBrooks

@RepDaveBrat & I are working to protect military service for Americans in the face of illegal immigrant threat. http://t.co/gfslnNgTgR

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Senator Ron Johnson (R) @SenRonJohnson

New leadership. New goals. And now, we passed a budget. Even better, a #BalancedBudget. http://t.co/5Mfb3TDrUK

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Rick Crawford (R) @Crawford4Cong

I'm glad to support my friend @GovMikeHuckabee in his campaign for President. Join me --> http://t.co/yl1H64yvQb

Marsha Blackburn (R) @MarshaBlackburn

RT @SteveScalise: A new study confirms what we predicted & Dems denied: emergency room visits surge under #Obamacare. #BrokenPromise http://t.co/22xXGsoBDK

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The White House (D) @WhiteHouse

President Obama posted a note on Facebook in remembrance of David Goldberg: http://t.co/yyGCoYaCef http://t.co/9E8JsXt0Je

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Governor Rick Snyder (R) @onetoughnerd

Awesome rendition of The Victors! Congratulations, graduates, and #ForeverGoBlue https://t.co/eZqty4KJDw

Rep. Pat Tiberi (R) @PatTiberi

2day is #worldtradeday and the start of #SmallBizWeek. 89% of OH exporters are #smallbiz & medbiz. To expand #trade must pass #TPA4USJobs

Lindsey Graham (R) @LindseyGrahamSC

On .@HeraldRadio - "If you join the military you aren't serving Barak Obama, you are serving your country." #FITN

Team GT (R) @GT_TeamGT

"This bicameral budget agreement sets the parameters for federal spending by promoting fiscal responsibility,... http://t.co/uqHjn221eT

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Lindsey Graham (R) @LindseyGrahamSC

On .@Herald Radio - "If you join the military you aren't serving Barak Obama, you are serving your country." #FITN

Bobby Scott (D) @BobbyScott4VA3

RT @ElectConnolly: Introducing my great friend @repbobbyscott at the @PWCDems JJ dinner. Thank you Bobby! http://t.co/aGmGR5jbj8

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Henry Ross (R) @VoteHenryRoss

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.@BreitbartNews #MS01 special election on May 12th has once again drawn the money from lobbyist & @USChamber https://t.co/ZhunR44WRN

Elijah E. Cummings (D) @ReElectCummings

RT @MayorSRB: Thanks to all those who joined us to pass out food and supplies at Simmons Memorial Baptist Church #OneBaltimore http://t.co/40u3dCdRUq

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Elijah E. Cummings (D) @ReElectCummings

RT @MayorSRB: Shout-out to Mayor's Office of Neighborhoods for a fantastic event at Macedonia Baptist Church. We are #OneBaltimore! http://t.co/c0Ah4b1G1D

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Bernie Sanders (I) @BernieSanders

Coming up: Bernie Sanders will be on @ThisWeekABC talking with @GStephanopoulos.

Louie Gohmert (R) @replouiegohmert

Tune in to .@FoxNews tonight at 8pm CT. Talking to .@judgejeanine abt the Hillary Clinton e-mail scandal & #US immigration system.

Andrew Cuomo (D) @NYGovCuomo

Best of luck to International Star, Tencendur and Upstart, the NY-bred horses competing in the #KentuckyDerby tonight.

Rep. Bobby Scott (D) @repbobbyscott

I had a great time participating in the Virginia Beach/Norfolk @MarchofDimes @MarchForBabies this morning! http://t.co/TdQ9nCST1f

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Rod Blum (R) @RodBlum

Good to chat with with Dr Alveda King. Very uplifting speech. http://t.co/62T2op7pTM

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JohnCornyn (R) @JohnCornyn

RT @KellyAyotte: On Senate floor: I can see no greater threat to our security interests than a nuclear-armed Iran

Joe Wilson (R) @RepJoeWilson

Congrats to @UofSC on a successful #NationalSigningDay! Looking fwd to another great football season for all S.C. teams. Go Gamecocks!

Joe Sestak (D) @JoeSestak

RT @Danielle_Lynch_: Joe Sestak: Willing to go at it alone but not to be stopped http://t.co/lTV1NPdoem via @pennlive

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Team GT (R) @GT_TeamGT

"Harvesting timber in National Forests, such as the Allegheny, is essential to sustain vibrant rural... http://t.co/0EyT0RNP2s

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James Lankford (R) @jameslankford

I’m proud to co-sponsor of the Truth in Settlements Act which increases accountability from the fed gov't. Join me! https://t.co/u0O4Ke0vCR

Mia Love (R) @MiaBLove

I challenged the HUD Secretary on the agencys risky loan practices which can negatively impact neighborhoods. https://t.co/s2jnOSZnEb #utpol

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Mia Love (R) @MiaBLove

Honored to be talking with Senator Rand Paul and others as we begin the dialogue to get this country back on track. http://t.co/CB6sX4X4TM

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David Young (IA-3) (R) @RepDavidYoung

60 Second Survey results on federal tax code. SIGN UP http://t.co/mvHqG2sAqa to receive this week's survey! #ia03 http://t.co/kQuZmERSfm

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Governor Mike Pence (R) @GovPenceIN

This was an education session, we increased funding for k-12 by $417 million in the budget http://t.co/O0MUKTvJku

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Robin Kelly (D) @RepRobinKelly

Congresswoman @latoyasv and I are hosting a discussion on the impact of HIV/AIDS in the black… https://t.co/Qt2VFvTZHV

Governor Mike Pence (R) @GovPenceIN

We've requested an addl $7.5 million from #INLegis to hire 100 additional @IndianaDCS family case mgrs & 17 new family case mgr supervisors.

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Keith Rothfus (R) @KeithRothfus

40 yrs since fall of #Saigon. Lets pray #Vietnam does not endure another 40yrs of repression & pray for freedom. http://t.co/vcYuS2rmO4

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