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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Steve Cohen (D) @RepCohen

Romneya poker player.I'll see your Iran sanctions , raise you !I'll see your Israeli support, I'll raise you.Problem is when called no pair

Steve Cohen (D) @RepCohen

In close I expect Romney to announce he's buying trees in Israel and going to have lox and cream cheese on bagel immediately after debate.

Steve Cohen (D) @RepCohen

Obama delivered a marvelous close!very Presidential.Romney appears to be n Orlando not Boca---Fantasyland

Steve Cohen (D) @RepCohen

if you compared this debate to boxing match it was Ali -Jerry Quarry.The President floated like a bitterfly stung like a bee,rumble Barack

Steve Cohen (D) @RepCohen

Romney's foreign policy experience is his mission in France and it showed.

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Andrew Cuomo (D) @NYGovCuomo

Breaking: Watch presser from Gov's NYC office LIVE at 1:15 http://t.co/DboGaFgd Sec. Howard Glazer to give update #Sandy

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Andrew Cuomo (D) @NYGovCuomo

Breaking: Gov's Dir of State Operations Howard Glazer, MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota, PANYNJ Exec Dir Pat Foye update on #Sandy 1:15PM NYC off

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Tom Cotton (R) @TomCottonAR

Yet, White House HAD "real-time intelligence" via drones & time to react. POTUS blinked and Woods & Doherty died. Disgraceful.

Alan Lowenthal (D) @alanlowenthal

RT @ocregister: CSUF forecast: O.C. economy on the rebound http://t.co/d0mK4gGr #CA47

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Chaka Fattah (D) @chakafattah

Attacking President ,not enough Fox/GOP now attacking Pentagon & CIA Politics tough business but harming moral dangerous while U S at war.

Elizabeth Esty (D) @Elizabeth_Esty

I'm very proud to stand behind the Affordable Care Act. It's not perfect, and we can and should make improvements... http://t.co/GOUaQY8u

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Gov. Tim Kaine (D) @timkaine

Excited to cheer on @ODUFootball at tomorrow’s game. What teams will you be rooting for this weekend?

Michael Baumgartner (R) @VoteBaumgartner

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RT @tobyharnden: Hilarious. Cokie Roberts mistakes Twitter for Google RT @CokieRoberts: "washington dc" + "applebees" + "directions"

Bob Casey Jr. (D) @Bob_Casey

RT @bob_casey: Here are Tom Smith's words on Medicare: http://t.co/4vrcJdYO

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Connie Mack (R) @ConnieMackIV

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RT @ElJoeC: .@ConnieMackIV bus spotted in Lake Mary #sayfie #flsen http://t.co/q1S4Grx2

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Dean Heller (R) @DeanHeller

RT @dsrtgator: @DeanHeller voted for you, Heck and Obama... A true purple independent here. Good luck!

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