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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Rep. Adam Smith (D) @RepAdamSmith

Tomorrow is .@americorps' 20th anniversary! Thanks to 80k members that fight to expand edu. + economic opportunities http://t.co/7Ir4ii1HHu

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Lois Capps (D) @RepLoisCapps

Today marks the two year anniversary since Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell was repealed, and our Armed Forces are stronger... http://t.co/sRdgxEUrMX

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Steve Beshear (D) @GovSteveBeshear

Steve Beshear @GovSteveBeshear 12m #Kentucky is setting the standard in #education. Read @TIME's “What Every... http://t.co/afeMDfVA0p

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Team Rick Perry (R) @TeamRickPerry

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RT @TexGov: Watch @GovernorPerry on @FoxNews' @TeamCavuto 3:30 CT, discussing Texas' strong economy and job market.

Daniel Webster (R) @RepWebster

Retweet if you support House-passed bill to control reckless spending, #DefundObamacare and keep the government open. http://t.co/GPKoWzOrvt

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Rep. Jared Huffman (D) @RepHuffman

W/today's #CR vote, the Tea Party is taking our government hostage and signaling its intention to shoot the hostage. http://t.co/H3cScXumzu

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Rep. Steve Stockman (R) @SteveWorks4You

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RT @BurlCoatFactory: Good day. Please use hashtag #coats thanks.

Rep. Steve Stockman (R) @SteveWorks4You

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Is it the official policy of @SacDems to call women "pubic lice" and fantasize about the death of children? @AllenBrauer @TheDemocrats #tcot

Steve Cohen (D) @RepCohen

RT @AlbertBrooks: If the Pope can let in gays, and Iran can give up nukes, can't the House just fund Obamacare?

Congressmember Bass (D) @RepKarenBass

HE President Mohamoud of Somalia speaking about his http://t.co/7EmcMmGgDv

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Paul Broun (R) @RepPaulBrounMD

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I voted and the House just passed a CR to #defundObamacare. Thnx to the American ppl for making this vote possible! http://t.co/0xJLSAI7SS

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Lois Capps (D) @RepLoisCapps

Today the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a new rule requiring future coal burning plants – the largest... http://t.co/lirLB7csZn

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Barbara Buono (D) @BarbaraBuono

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RT @SCJoson: RT @P0TUS: BREAKING: House teabags express relief that they were able to cut food stamps before leaving for their next vacation.

Rep. Jim McGovern (D) @RepMcGovern

My neighborhood liquor store guy just calls me "Papi." constantly. In every sentence. @heyfeifer

Rep. Jim McGovern (D) @RepMcGovern

Corporations are NOT People. Share this graphic if you agree. #corporationsarenotpeople http://t.co/dEM6Pxm4

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Rep. Todd Rokita (R) @ToddRokita

Visited by @AmericanBakers this week. Over 12,000 Hoosiers work in the baking industry. http://t.co/KnQ0yVxrjq

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Senator Mike Crapo (R) @MikeCrapo

And I would also like to point out that iTunes radio is awesome. #IOS7

Nancy Mace (R) @nancymace

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RT @morgan_tea: Support the @DavidVitter amendment, no #Obamacare exemption for Congress.

Doug LaMalfa (R) @DougLaMalfa

Support the free-market replacement to the impending Obamacare nightnare--The American Health Care Reform Act (RSC) http://t.co/JlFWQ47tgn

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