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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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) @RosLehtinen

Last @MiamiHurricanes football game on Sat Nov 29 – #UM vs Pittsburgh Panthers! Let’s finish this season w/win #9! #LETSGOCANES @UnivMiami

Paul Broun (R) @RepPaulBrounMD

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Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving! Today we reflect & celebrate all that we are thankful for. What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?

Rep. Cory Gardner (R) @SenCoryGardner

My family and I would like to wish my constituents, and all Americans across the country, a very Happy Thanksgiving! http://t.co/QPzwSvAkuB

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Saxby Chambliss (R) @SaxbyChambliss

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Grateful for wonderful family, friends and the opportunity to represent you. Happy Thanksgiving to all Georgians

Team Mitch (R) @Team_Mitch

RT @AlexSkatell: Great job by @kylenbecker @bertfly and @ijreview team to get us here in just our first full year. http://t.co/IbV7AplMYW #tcot

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Erik Paulsen (R) @Erik_Paulsen

At sundown the first night of #Hanukkah begins. What special traditions will you & your family be celebrating? http://t.co/U3eFL2a187

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Wendy Davis (D) @WendyDavisTexas

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The best. @ Stir Crazy Baked Goods http://t.co/3oe4LXcghb

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Wendy Davis (D) @WendyDavisTexas

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RT @startelegram: Tarrant County’s No Refusal anti-DWI campaign started today http://t.co/5wdYdeT2y9

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Steve Chabot (R) @RepSteveChabot

.@JimAcostaCNN "offline" = more paperwork. #SmallBiz don't have enough of that...

Rep. Joe Garcia (D) @RepJoeGarcia

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For more updates on the issues I am working on in Congress, sign up for my monthly newsletter http://t.co/qsHUC9HtLR http://t.co/aCbUcdNeVt

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Erika Harold (R) @_ErikaHarold

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At "A Conversation With Howard G. Buffett" in Decatur re: philanthropy and service. #MakeADifference

Rep. Pete King (R) @RepPeteKing

Having fun with CLUMSY NINJA for iPad! Join me now for FREE! http://t.co/07KS5fO4aM

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CathyMcMorrisRodgers (R) @cathymcmorris

Happy birthday, Shelley! Have a great day today and a happy Thanksgiving! @RepShelley

Kirk Jorgensen (R) @kirkjorgensen52

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Just in: I have 12 new unfollowers and 62 followers in the past week. Breaking news via http://t.co/SfMtQN3fGA

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Todd Young (R) @ToddYoungIN

Thank you to @voteconnie, @electsawyer, & Chairman Berry for joining me today in Jeffersonville as we geared everyone up for 2014!

Steve Bullock (D) @GovernorBullock

First Lady Lisa Bullock & her kids, helped the Helena Food Share meet their goal during the Turkey Challenge http://t.co/k4XrlNq8mY @MFBN

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Paul Broun (R) @PaulBrounforGA

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RT @BreitbartNews: Report: NSA Chief Offered to Resign: The National Security Agency’s director, Gen. Keith Alexander, had offere... http://t.co/2bA9U1U7KZ

Rep. Lee Terry (R) @LEETERRYNE

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Ha! MT @CafeConLecheGOP: #Obama to #Iran: "If you like your nukes you can keep them. Period." - http://t.co/I2zZvTVZRb #Israel

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