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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Reid Ribble (R) @RepRibble

RT @woshnews: Congressman @RepRibble calls for another investigation into the Veterans Administration: http://t.co/EQ0mZ9jCId

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Mimi Walters (R) @RepMimiWalters

Growth comes from Main Street -- not Washington. #CutTheRedTape http://t.co/4k7AcnAW8D

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Senator Joe Manchin (D) @Sen_JoeManchin

I also brought up @DoD spending and our #AuditThePentagon bill today at Ashton Carter’s SASC nomination hearing: http://t.co/6SXYvTdfRR

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Senator Roy Blunt (R) @RoyBlunt

RT @danholler: Blunt: last year my colleagues thought it was a bad idea to vote on amendments. now they think it is bad to debate bills.

Larry Bucshon, MD (R) @RepLarryBucshon

RT @RepKevinYoder: Last time we updated our #EmailPrivacy laws, @google was 12 yrs away from opening its doors in Melo Park, CA. #ECPA. http://t.co/h8SMloncTp

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Sanford Bishop, Jr. (D) @SanfordBishop

Great meeting w/ @CScaparrotti. Was Updated on #Korea regional security and @USArmy construction projects http://t.co/Am5YKSd3M4

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Glenn 'GT' Thompson (R) @CongressmanGT

#EmailPrivacy laws were last updated in 1986—same year @PennStateFball won the nat'l championship. Let's pass #ECPA http://t.co/zZQHpEW7Vf

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Sheila Jackson Lee (D) @JacksonLeeTX18

My #boss is the #best. Hands down no shame in my game. If you would only see what I see behind the scenes...... http://t.co/60vxFbGZAb

Glenn 'GT' Thompson (R) @CongressmanGT

Meeting & speaking with members of the @ForestLandowner Association to discuss issues facing our national #forests http://t.co/FasGxR8VXD

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Steve Bullock (D) @GovernorBullock

RT @GovernorBullock: Every MT worker deserves #EqualPay for equal work! Let’s make this happen! http://t.co/DpW6aprscv #MTLeg

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Mike Pence (R) @mike_pence

In 2013 I signed the the largest state tax cut in Indian history, and continued in 2014.

U.S. Rep. Billy Long (R) @USRepLong

Met with reps. from National Narcotic Officers’ Assoc Coalition regarding issues impacting Missouri. http://t.co/NmkfApSm0w

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Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D) @SenatorHeitkamp

Discussed need 2 make sure the concerns of community banks are addressed w/ @federalreserve Governor Lael Brainard http://t.co/XfROPgfBhl

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Senator Dick Durbin (D) @SenatorDurbin

Met Aledo, IL resident Casey Celske. He was part of #WWII First Special Service Force awarded Cong. Gold Medal today http://t.co/eG07V3B8eD

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Rep. Erik Paulsen (R) @RepErikPaulsen

At Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for WWII Veteranss of U.S.-Canada 1st Special Service Force. http://t.co/i4u1hUlrbk

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Nancy Pelosi (D) @NancyPelosi

In case you missed it live, video from my remarks at the @BrookingsInst is available here: http://t.co/1NtlRsXD0S http://t.co/6nEyElshWr

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Steve Daines (R) @SteveDaines

Today the Senate stood with our veterans to pass the #ClayHuntSAVAct to ensure that their mental health are met. http://t.co/6W2GTjRY9G

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