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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Johnny Isakson (R) @SenatorIsakson

Johnny is speaking at @rollcall's "Technology in the Classroom" policy briefing. #cqrcteched

Sean Duffy (R) @RepSeanDuffy

The National Parks aren't all closed: see the twitter feed @VisitNPS to see which ones the aren't political enough to get closed.

Ro Khanna (D) @RoKhannaUSA

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RT @SimranSyrup: S/O to @RoKhannaUSA for being so wonderful today! Irvington DECA is so thankful

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Rep. Jack Kingston (R) @JackKingston

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I'll be on @nbcnightlynews with Brian Williams TONIGHT at 6:30pm discussing the shutdown and government spending. http://t.co/FAC9Fn1Lgs

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Rep. Michael Grimm (R) @repmichaelgrimm

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Great to talk to Ms. Alfano from SI. My office has received many calls on . Returning a few calls. http://t.co/yaWTTpJdjq

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Randy Weber (R) @TXRandy14

quick test. 1234

Randy Weber (R) @TXRandy14

Do you think the President and Senator Reid should come to the table to negotiate? LIKE and SHARE if you agree!

Randy Weber (R) @TXRandy14

Washington needs leadership. Should Ryan Zinke run for Congress? Sound off in the comments below!

Joaquin Castro (D) @JoaquinCastrotx

RT @ambearinas: Yesterday @JoaquinCastrotx called my stepdad to let us know what he is doing about the shutdown. How awesome is he?

Robert Sarvis 4VaGov (I) @RobertSarvisVA

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@CBS6 @JessOfRVA disingenuous not to mention goalposts kept moving, avg incl weeks-old polls to drag avg down, set by the other campaigns

Steve Israel (D) @RepSteveIsrael

Happiness is a platter of @ZabarsIsNY lox and bagels waiting for you in the office

Peter Shumlin (D) @GovPeterShumlin

This evening, I'm attending an open house for Green Street Transitional Housing, which offers supportive services... http://t.co/lLfpucQvBW

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Brent Roske for CA33 (I) @brentroske

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Waxman vs. Roske Campaign Twitter Wars - Who's Winning? http://t.co/E3a8ZTN3Ph via @HuffPostLA

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Art Halvorson 4 PA-9 (R) @ArtHalvorson

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Outcome to hope for! People realize we don't need so much Federal Government. Federal Government is the problem.

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D) @SenatorShaheen

A real, long-term budget solution? | Watch the video - Yahoo Finance http://t.co/KTmG3b0RyI via @YahooFinance

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Rep. Steve Stockman (R) @SteveWorks4You

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RT @RobManess: Democrats Using Veterans As Pawn in Shutdown Standoff http://t.co/QDgrkQ9eZZ via @sharethis #shutdown #lasen #Veterans

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Rep. Steve Scalise (R) @SteveScalise

On my way to discuss today's GOP meeting at the WH with @Varneyco on @FoxBuisness. #LetsTalk

Inhofe Press Office (R) @InhofePress

@Alli_Baker Hope you are already enjoying law school!

Rob Maness (R) @RobManess

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Stand your ground @speaker oehner http://t.co/ZgW5Adf3Oh

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