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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Lynn Westmoreland (R) @RepWestmoreland

It is an honor to have Georgia selected by the Army National Guard for the new cyber protection station. --> http://t.co/U5MJsXzaBy

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Rep David Schweikert (R) @RepDavid

RT @abc15: WHAT A DEAL! RT @AZCardinals: The Cardinals have agreed to one-year deals with the #llamasontheloose. Each llama will earn 2,340 lbs of hay

Jackie Walorski (R) @RepWalorski

Tomorrow evening I will do a special order on the nuclear threat to Iran. Watch live here: http://t.co/R65vtib9n2

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Denny Heck (D) @RepDennyHeck

RT @JSSWA: Holly Patreaus speaking at #JBLM @MilitarySaves Town Hall about how the @CFPB educates & protects service members. http://t.co/JkSgZIFlPY

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Gary R. Herbert (R) @GovHerbert

Want to speak to the governor? Call 801-575-8255. @GovHerbert is on KSL radio with @DougWrightShow now. #utpol #utah

Rep Robert Pittenger (R) @reppittenger

Yesterday I questioned Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen about unemployment. Click here to watch: https://t.co/qisJfIjnfO

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Senator Ted Cruz (R) @SenTedCruz

The #FCC just voted to classify the the Internet as a public utility. #DontMessWithTheNet http://t.co/gKaevVDqJi https://t.co/Q8qVzetJ8Q

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G. K. Butterfield (D) @GKButterfield

NC native, Loretta Lynch, one of the most qualified US Atty Gen nominees, deserves a 'Yes' vote from @ThomTillis http://t.co/8qrUmwbNmE

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Norma Torres (D) @NormaJTorres

RT @ALDIANews: Retailers are raising the minimum wage for their employees. What's the catch, Walmart? http://t.co/2pFAcSOwzn

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John Culberson (R) @CongCulberson

RT @HouseAppropsGOP: .@CongCulberson Chairs First CJS Subcommittee Hearing of 2015 http://t.co/G60HGTxjnP

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Rick W. Allen (R) @rickallen

I want to empower schools in Georgia to make decision's about whats best, not the federal government! RT if you agree!

Kyrsten Sinema (D) @RepSinema

RT @RALLY4AZ: @RepSinema #PhoenixVA Town Hall on 03/06 at VA Regional office @ 3333 N. Central Ave, PHX. #Veterans as stake holders make your voice heard

Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R) @RepStutzman

Today, I will be supporting legislation to strengthen 529 college savings plans. #Education #EducationOpportunity

Governor Mike Pence (R) @GovPenceIN

#GovAgenda HB 1638, improving student outcomes by accelerating state intervention for failing schools, passed 3rd reading in IN House.

Maxine Waters (D) @MaxineWaters

With 3 days until the DHS shuts down, Rep.Waters delivered a floor speech urging Congress pass clean DHS bill. https://t.co/Yg2D9VOBq6

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Sen. Maria Cantwell (D) @SenatorCantwell

Cantwell Calls for Investment in Tsunami Warning System - http://t.co/yA1klTI1kc

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