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. Alan Lowenthal (D) @RepLowenthal

At 1:30pm EST, I will be on @ARNNRadioNews to talk about @NoLabelsOrg & our views the #sequester. To listen: http://t.co/pIzFjZjGOR

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Rep. Brad Schneider (D) @RepSchneider

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RT @TopSpotIMS: US Congressmen @RepSchneider visits our client Panek Precision to promote #manufacturing skills gap legislation http://t.co/r2n358vxFy

Rep. Steve Stockman (R) @StockmanSenate

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Got whopping 6 tweets using Obama's antigun hastag. 5 of 6 have < 50 tweets, many of them sponsored or promo tweets. Is OFA using spambots?

Rep. Steve Stockman (R) @SteveWorks4You

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Campaign got whopping 6 tweets using Obama's antigun hashtag. 5/6 have < 50 tweets, mostly sponsored or promo tweets. Is OFA using spambots?

Team Rick Perry (R) @TeamRickPerry

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RT @keelymarie: Wedding Wine tasting at Becker Vineyards w/ @lovingwingsco & @clintharp & the parentals @ Becker Vineyards http://t.co/uhZCuyiMXU

Jackie Speier (D) @RepSpeier

Met w/ local representatives of @bradybuzz. I'm with them 100%!

Jackie Speier (D) @RepSpeier

Met w/ local representatives of @bradybuzz. Grassroots must be part of gun violence prevention!

Robert Pittenger (R) @RobertPittenger

RT @RepPittenger: After 35 years, Suzanne is still the love of my life. Here we are visiting Camden Yards last week. http://t.co/9bvfLmTp

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Robert Pittenger (R) @RobertPittenger

RT @RepPittenger: Did you miss the Affordable Care Act seminar? See video of the presentation, full PowerPoint slides: http://t.co/38s25fMQ. 19 new taxes!

Robert Pittenger (R) @RobertPittenger

RT @RepPittenger: W/Rep Joe Kennedy III, b4 inauguration. Just b/c we have differing views doesn't mean we can't have good relationships. http://t.co/MhZJmWtj

Robert Pittenger (R) @RobertPittenger

RT @RepPittenger: Honored to be your Congressman, but even more grateful to be a dad. Enjoying a too short NYC visit with my daughter http://t.co/MLt4JeFa

Robert Pittenger (R) @RobertPittenger

RT @RepPittenger: Are you prepared for "Obamacare?" Next week I'm hosting free seminar to help business owners & you get ready. Register: http://t.co/BK98JEhb

Robert Pittenger (R) @RobertPittenger

RT @RepPittenger: "We cannot diminish the value of one category of human life - the unborn - without diminishing the value of all human life." - Reagan #roe40

Robert Pittenger (R) @RobertPittenger

RT @RepPittenger: We can't control spending w/o budget, and can't budget until Senate Dems take action - that's what today's vote about. http://t.co/ZY97Hi5E

Robert Pittenger (R) @RobertPittenger

RT @RepPittenger: I'm joined by over 400 regional business leaders, medical professionals, others, learning more about Obamacare impact http://t.co/59Vzicr3

Mike Rogers (MI-08) (R) @RepMikeRogers

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You got my vote @BobSchostak , you have done an incredible job as Chairman and the @MIGOP needs your leadership.

Senator John Hoeven (R) @SenJohnHoeven

Tune in tomorrow AM. I'm giving weekly GOP radio address, talking abt pending sequester, job growth, & need to address debt & deficit.

RepPolisPress (D) @RepJaredPolis

Don't forget to call Allison Sherry - (303) 956-7773

Patrick Meehan (R) @RepMeehan

Cooperation -- bipartisan, public-private & international -- is our best hope for preventing #cyberattacks. http://t.co/jm3NYcLkRm

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Rep. Joe Courtney (D) @RepJoeCourtney

Rep. Steve Stockman (of Ted Nugent fame) is introducing "Stockman Smartquester," marking 1st time his name and "smart" used in same sentence

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