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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D Wasserman Schultz (D) @DWStweets

President Obama honored civil rights trailblazer Rosa Parks as her statue was unveiled in the U.S. Capitol http://t.co/tyWH5WFjXP #RosaParks

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Kyrsten Sinema (D) @kyrstensinema

Violence Against Women Act must be reauthorized. Congress has stalled 2 long. Very proud 2 lead FROSH effort of R's and D's 2 get this done.

Ann Wagner (R) @AnnLWagner

Today I participated in hearing with Fed. Chair Ben Bernanke. Interesting to hear his thoughts on the economy. http://t.co/AcnqdCQu0A

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Friends of Jim 2012 (R) @Bridenstine4OK

@ShariRomine There are quite a few of us Okies out there :-) Glad to follow you!

Frederica Wilson (D) @RepWilson

@RepWilson urges homeowners facing foreclosure to attend the free “Help for Homeowners” event tomorrow or Thursday. http://t.co/8DiDkb1Kry

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Frederica Wilson (D) @RepWilson

@RepWilson urges homeowners facing foreclosures to attend the free “Help for Homeowners” event tomorrow or Thursday. http://t.co/ldFQG7gImt

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Frederica Wilson (D) @RepWilson

@RepWilson urges homeowners facing foreclosures to attend the free “Help for Homeowners” event tomorrow or Thursday. http://t.co/RpqokElXtM.

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Rick Scott (R) @FLGovScott

We will appeal the Supreme Court's decision regarding welfare drug testing.

Lois Capps (D) @RepLoisCapps

So many of us confront challenges in balancing commitments to work and family. This issue has been in the... http://t.co/S6OrKBYrYp

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Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D) @SenatorShaheen

Happy Senate birthdays to Senator @TimKaine and Senator @TedCruz

Rep. Lee Terry (R) @LEETERRYNE

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On my way to the #SubCommTech hearing where we are discussing if the #broadband stimulus is working. Tune in here: http://t.co/B9bfuIOMuZ

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SenatorHeitkamp (D) @SenatorHeitkamp

Met with IHS Director Dr. Yvette Roubideaux to discuss efforts to improve health care in Indian Country. http://t.co/RxD7peZ6L0

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Rep. Steven Horsford (D) @RepHorsford

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I’m discussing the importance of the Voting Rights Act with my colleagues in @TheOfficialCBC. Tune in now: http://t.co/sKvM4nRHaf #VRA #nv04

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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D) @TulsiPress

RT @sarigelzer: Amazing Interview: Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (@TulsiPress) on finding purpose in #service @wisdom2conf

Doug Collins (R) @RepDougCollins

Help us get to 2,000 likes by the end of the day by sharing our page on your wall. Thanks GA09!

Trey Radel (R) @treyradel

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RT @ChadPergram: GOP Whip McCarthy: We don't want a "roadshow president."

Lois Capps (D) @RepLoisCapps

If you will be in Washington DC on Monday April 1st – apply for tickets today through the online lottery for the... http://t.co/oKLUKf6TQU

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Lois Capps (D) @RepLoisCapps

I’m so honored to receive a perfect 100% on the League of Conservation Voters’ 2012 National Environmental... http://t.co/BJdPs6FZqs

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Lois Capps (D) @RepLoisCapps

Attention Central Coast art community! Several important deadlines at the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) are... http://t.co/ro8tMORfxU

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Hal Rogers (R) @RepHalRogers

291 days ago the House passed legislation to replace the sequester. Now it is time the Senate act and do the same.

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