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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Peter Shumlin (D) @GovPeterShumlin

RT @DannyKanner: With extreme GOPers running Congress, DGA Chair @GovPeterShumlin on how change is happening in states w/ Dem govs "http://t.co/dnW40pk0ef

Governor Tom Corbett (R) @GovernorCorbett

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RT @The_RGA: Catch Pennsylvania's @GovernorCorbett talking about his reforms on FOX News' On The Record w/ Greta Van Susteren at 10:30PM ET tonight.

Lynn Jenkins (R) @RepLynnJenkins

Had a good time speaking with the Washburn Rural Middle School Young Republicans and Young Democrats today! http://t.co/CZMyh6U6

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Rep. Steve Stockman (R) @SteveWorks4You

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So why did Obama propose and demand it? MT @markknoller: QOTD: "It was designed to be bad policy," WH press secy Jay Carney on #sequester

Chaka Fattah (D) @chakafattah

RT @GEARUPToday: Is your school getting GEARed UP for Operation Preparation next month? Let us know how! @KyDeptofEd @kycommissioner

Chaka Fattah (D) @chakafattah

RT @TerryMEvans: CNN made bad decision with losing Soledad Obrien http://t.co/HP4y5CE6 via @pagesix

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Chaka Fattah (D) @chakafattah

RT @USRepRHinojosa: My good friend and colleague Congressman Chaka Fattah of Pennsylvania and I just filed a bill that will improve... http://t.co/3Qqd5XKW

Chuck Schumer (D) @SenSchumer

2yr-old Anastasia’s excitement showed why #Russia shd allow hopeful US parents to complete pending adoptions http://t.co/AON1uEFE

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Douglas Collins (R) @Douglas_Collins

Be sure to follow Representative Collin's official office Facebook Page for official updates.... http://t.co/1O1FvYgX

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Congressmember Bass (D) @RepKarenBass

Week in Review: Community Survey and Town Hall after the State of the Union - http://t.co/I3Dty6WR

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Rep. Martha Roby (R) @RepMarthaRoby

@mile304 @aldemocrats no, Eric & Dem friends, she didn't. Roll Call vote: http://t.co/0oOAVeFq

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Rep. Martha Roby (R) @RepMarthaRoby

@mile304 @aldemocrats no, Eric & Dem friends, she didn't. Roll Call vote: http://t.co/0oOAVeFq please correct

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Ann Wagner (R) @RepAnnWagner

RT @NRCC Guess what the President is doing this weekend: http://t.co/FggoK4As #Fore

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Kyrsten Sinema (D) @RepSinema

Join me and #TeamSinema on April 20th for the annual Pat's Run! Sign up here by March 31st: http://t.co/Mtm8Ul7s #Run #AZ09 #PatsRun

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