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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Cong. Tim Huelskamp (R) @CongHuelskamp

Elections have consequences. Republicans, especially conservatives, in office means better jobs for Americans. #tcot

RepRonBarber (D) @RepRonBarber

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RT @aerkah: @RepRonBarber @USDOL DOL has offices nationwide with Vet Reps available http://t.co/4WsXeb6GxE #VetsJobsChat

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Rep. Adam Smith (D) @RepAdamSmith

Do you have questions about employment resources for disabled vets? Join @USDOL twitter chat at 11am PST today by using #VetsJobChat

David B. McKinley (R) @RepMcKinley

"We are not ready. Particulary when you look at the exchange programs, we are not ready," said Rep. McKinley in Wheeling Intelligencer.

David B. McKinley (R) @RepMcKinley

"We are not ready. Particulary when you look at the exchange programs, we are not ready," aid Rep. McKinley in Wheeling Intelligencer paper.

Mike Rogers (R) @RepMikeRogersAL

RT @Bourdain: In a preemptive strike, I plan to tell my daughter that Justin Beiber tortures puppies. http://t.co/JyqSNoEKEP

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Rep. Shea-Porter (D) @RepSheaPorter

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Thanks to Gen. @martin_dempsey for #PNSY and #Pease visit w/ @SenatorShaheen, Sen. Ayotte, @RepAnnieKuster & me today http://t.co/fFnKvAmAuu

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Stephen Fincher (R) @RepFincherTN08

45: The number of times the White House's last Obamacare statement said delay. http://t.co/y5OIzxSTl8 #PermanentDelay

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Stephen Fincher (R) @RepFincherTN08

RT if you think it's time for a PERMANENT delay of IRS-controlled healthcare. #‎PermanentDelay

Brian Schatz (D) @brianschatz

Thanks Taylor Kim for talking w/me abt your experience with juvenile diabetes. And for showing me some of your moves! http://t.co/ZNrgX9W7KW

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Senator Landrieu (D) @SenLandrieu

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RT @brandanbonds: @marylandrieu Congrats, Senator! Wishing you & your team all the best as they begin campaigning!

Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D) @WaxmanClimate

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RT @OFA: The time is now to show your support for #immigration reform and tell @SpeakerBoehner to #TakeItToTheHouse: http://t.co/rwEA8dVCCe

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Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R) @SDGovDaugaard

RT @AnnaZook: @CNBC ranks #SouthDakota best state to do business. @NewsCenter1 talks with @scottcohncnbc about why our state is number 1! Tune in at 530

Rep. Steve Stockman (R) @SteveWorks4You

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@gracels @TimothyODonnel2 Seems like a Casey Anthony situation, prosecutor going for a stronger charge he doesn't have evidence for.

Rep. Steve Stockman (R) @SteveWorks4You

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NBC reporter video: Democrats screaming "F--k the church..." in the Texas Capitol. And it's the whole crowd. https://t.co/evdCynHCoi #hb2

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Rep. Steve Stockman (R) @StockmanSenate

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NBC reporter video: Democrats screaming "F--k the church..." in the Texas Capitol. And it's the whole crowd. https://t.co/zsD3QznP82 #hb2

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Vincent C. Gray (D) @mayorvincegray

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.@washingtondc - Get Lost In It: http://t.co/j9I740Ah8P

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Ander Crenshaw (R) @AnderCrenshaw

Crenshaw earns Navy's Highest Civilian Honor - Navy Distinguished Public Service Award. http://t.co/Dhe7wwTS7y http://t.co/pyf1bxneqH

Rep. Brad Schneider (D) @RepSchneider

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RT @HarvardHBS: .@MichaelEPorter speaking on #USComp at member briefing co-hosted by @GOPLeader and @RepSchneider, D-IL. http://t.co/c4lD4lXNzi

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