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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Alejandro (D) @agarciapadilla

Haz el cálculo. Conoce cómo te beneficiarás de la transformación contributiva: http://t.co/syk1uYvQHu #JusticiaParaTi http://t.co/br15zALCNF

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John McCain (R) @SenJohnMcCain

Cactus League kicks off tomorrow in #Arizona - a wonderful American tradition! Learn more: http://t.co/CYTr3rMxz4 #MLB #SpringTraining

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Rep. Doug Lamborn (R) @RepDLamborn

Honored to be a part of @AIPAC Conference #PC15 panel discussion entitled "Friends of Faith: Evangelical Christian Support For Israel."

Larry Bucshon, MD (R) @RepLarryBucshon

REMINDER: A member of my staff will host office hours tomorrow in Warrick County at the Newburgh Town Hall from 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm CT. #IN08

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Brad Ashford (D) @BradAshford16

Republicans and Democrats cane together to avert a crisis on Homeland Security last night. Bipartisan solutions must be focus.

Chaka Fattah (D) @chakafattah

Fattah program helps 13 millions young Americans .Meet 1 http://t.co/KoUIb24yV6 via @youtube

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Mike Pence (R) @mike_pence

We gather in 2015 at a challenging time in the life of this nation. #MikeatCPAC

Greg Abbott (R) @GregAbbott_TX

RT @Radiomattrick: Coming from @GregAbbott_TX Press Room this afternoon on @KPRCradio @talkradio1190 Gov. Abbott Joins me at 4pm live! http://t.co/8NhA5mj0PV

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Rep. Tom Marino (R) @RepTomMarino

#LeonardNemoy didn't live nearly long enough for us-we have all prospered & will continue to do so bc of his genius. http://t.co/CytgWRbmhn

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Maxine Waters (D) @MaxineWaters

Readying a resolution to close the wealth gap. Look out for #wealthgapwednesday

Senator Roger Wicker (R) @SenatorWicker

I voted against the #DHS funding bill, which was stripped of a provision to stop Obama’s executive #amnesty order: http://t.co/5eVSGbW8Iw.

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Senator Roger Wicker (R) @SenatorWicker

I voted against the #DHS funding bill, which was stripped of a provision to stop Obama’s executive #amnesty order: http://t.co/7ptNzk3d70

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Rick W. Allen (R) @rickallen

Let's cut the federal government out the equation in Georgia's schools! SIGN if you agree! http://t.co/ewBZ9sh4Vh http://t.co/T0TPwEvtAP

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The White House (D) @WhiteHouse

It really was. Thanks for speaking out to help keep the internet open and free! Here's a note from the President. http://t.co/a2pFqHya35

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Linda T. Sánchez (D) @RepLindaSanchez

Bc of Tea Party pressure, R's considering reckless 3 month extension to fund @DHS. Self-created cliff is hampering their ability to govern

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