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.

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Governor Tom Corbett (R) @GovernorCorbett

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RT @davethecfre: PA Gov Corbett in our office to talk to press about his support for programs for people with disabilities http://t.co/yFYv7ib9

Steve Cohen (D) @RepCohen

@victoria_brink nice to know you were watchin SOTU(state of the union).Happy Valentines beautiful girl. ilu

RepLaMalfa (R) @RepLaMalfa

"@rollcall: .@BarackObama: America must remain a beacon to all who seek freedom during this period of historic change #sotu"- agree!

Senator Dan Coats (R) @SenDanCoats

The real test will be if the president will finally lead and act on pro-growth policies http://t.co/x8yua6BG #SOTU

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Lynn Westmoreland (R) @RepWestmoreland

"Already, the Affordable Care Act is helping to slow the growth of health care costs." Not quite. Costs up $1100. http://t.co/0gD7riho

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Bobby L. Rush (D) @RepBobbyRush

It is is good to hear the President say that the State of our Union is strong. #SOTU

RepScottPerry (R) @RepScottPerry

It's clear the Bullmastiff is juicin' ..... #westminster

Rep. Kevin Yoder (R) @RepKevinYoder

Getting a lot of responses on #SOTU - ppl want to he's bipartisanship, grow economy, how to create jobs, rein in fed spending

Lois Capps (D) @RepLoisCapps

I'm looking forward to President Obama's State of the Union address. What would you like to hear him talk about tonight?

Rep. Kevin Yoder (R) @RepKevinYoder

Getting a lot of responses - ppl want to hear bipartisanship, grow and create jobs, reign in spending, #SOTU

Mike Fitzpatrick (R) @RepFitzpatrick

Be sure to follow me on Twitter for updates on tonight's State of the Union address http://t.co/RdH2xl93

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Yvette D. Clarke (D) @YvetteClarke

Abraham #Lincoln was the 14th President of the United States.

Senator Patty Murray (D) @PattyMurray

Chairman Murray has concluded the first #Senate #Budget hearing of 113th Congress. Next hearing tomorrow: https://t.co/lsAPvwlH

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John Kline (R) @repjohnkline

The president gives the first #SOTU address of his second term tonight. Tell me what you want to hear from him: http://t.co/zVFqzfHJ #mngop

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Bob McDonnell (D) @GovernorVA

RT @AnnieMorris13: It's that time of the year! Cheer on @GovernorVA and his staff at the Massey Cancer Center Capitol Square Bball Classic http://t.co/q5Hg0ZII

RepScottPerry (R) @RepScottPerry

The Fastest Way To Lose BodyFat in (2)Weeks http://t.co/XVMzQHqF

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Scott DesJarlais (R) @DesJarlaisTN04

Stop what you're doing now and read "The Shooter," the man who shot bin Laden http://t.co/H5Q3lkP9 via @CIRonline

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Pedro Pierluisi (D) @pedropierluisi

@yhcabiya Juan Pablo 2 noble dio el cursito!

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