Politwoops Deleted Tweets from Politicians

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US Rep Rodney Davis (R) @RodneyDavis

RT @APLewis: Rep @RodneyDavis Chair of #Biotech subcommittee makes the case for a strong #organic industry. #OrganicWeekDC http://t.co/jQID6dp3rR

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Rep. Chris Smith (R) @RepChrisSmith

Pleased to vote today on #TaxDay to permanently repeal the federal #DeathTax, an unfair burden on American families & small businesses.

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D) @SenatorHeitkamp

Discussed w/ NDans the Garrison Diversion project & work to make sure ND communities are protected from flooding http://t.co/EphdNDGmIk

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David E. Price (D) @RepDavidEPrice

RT @DukeFedRel: .@dukeu & UNC grad students talk importance of fed investment in science w @RepDavidEPrice staff cc @UNCFedAffairs http://t.co/36vGlPX84m

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Tammy Duckworth (D) @RepDuckworth

Happy Tax Day! @usedgov has a great resource for filing your FAFSA after updating your taxes. http://t.co/uSg4utUBGr

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Governor Mike Pence (R) @GovPenceIN

Grateful to IN House members for passing #GovAgenda SJR 19, balanced budget amdmt, today 83-15 - a great victory for Hoosier taxpayers!

Governor Mike Pence (R) @GovPenceIN

#GovAgenda SJR 19 for a Balanced Budget Amendment passed 3rd reading in the IN House 83-15.

Ed Perlmutter (D) @Ed4Colorado

Free Download: 90 Vector Social Media Icons - Dreamstale http://t.co/VUPslCR9Sw

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Pat McCrory (R) @PatMcCroryNC

Testified before the @NatResources Subcommittee on Energy & Mineral Resources this AM abt offshore #energy http://t.co/2I3ZRmi3ie

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Pedro Pierluisi (D) @pedropierluisi

Vídeo del mensaje q ofrecí ante CámaraFederal sobre proyecto q radiqué para extender el Seguro Social Suplementario a http://t.co/tSEVDzfhM1

Denny Heck (D) @RepDennyHeck

"If we didn't have the @ExImBankUS, we'd be finding a way to create it." - @RepGeneGreen #ExIm4Jobs

Ann McLane Kuster (D) @RepAnnieKuster

Enjoyed talking w/ NH1 on a variety of issues, including my work to pass a bipartisan bill to fix a flaw in Medicare: http://t.co/uq5eGfVamt

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Bernie Sanders (I) @BernieSanders

Sign the petition: Tell corporations to pay their fair share: http://t.co/4xGwDqbDm2

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Senator Hatch Office (R) @SenOrrinHatch

Senator Hatch's statement on the passing of former Utah Gov. Norm Bangerter #utpol http://t.co/DIJ1l7RbdO

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Dina Titus (D) @repdinatitus

W/ @nokidhungry & @AriaLV Chef Joshua Smith, strong allies in the fight to end childhood hunger in #NV #nokidhungry http://t.co/JM17FCJ1AR

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Rep. Kristi Noem (R) @RepKristiNoem

I'm jumping on @FoxBusiness with @TeamCavuto at 1:20PM(CT)/12:20PM(MT) to discuss the #Obamacare penalties families face this tax season.

Ted Strickland (D) @Ted_Strickland

It’s #EqualPayDay and when I’m in the Senate, I’ll vote FOR the Paycheck Fairness Act. #equalpaynow

Gina Raimondo (D) @GinaRaimondo

I am thrilled to continue to advocate for building strong economic hubs: http://t.co/J48qR0AdWb

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Adam Schiff (D) @RepAdamSchiff

I'll be talking with @alexwagner on MSNBC around 4:10 pm EST/1:10 pm PST about the vote on an #IranDeal.

Jan Schakowsky (D) @janschakowsky

I’m proud to fight to close the wage gap—because women deserve #EqualPayNow http://t.co/HiHT4WR2IX

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Chris Gibson (R) @RepChrisGibson

Delighted to introduce the Delaware River Basin Conservation Act

Michael McCaul (R) @RepMcCaul

ICYMI: I testified in front of @HFACDemocrats TNT subcommittee today on why we need to lift #crudeoil ban: https://t.co/QdwD2TnAer

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Julia Brownley (D) @JuliaBrownley26

On #EqualPayDay, I join colleagues in supporting #PaycheckFairnessAct. Because when women succeed, America succeeds. http://t.co/NRGoUcBmby

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Jared Polis (D) @jaredpolis

"Polis talks veterans health at town hall event" #loveland #copolitics http://t.co/V53avL66Ss via @reporterherald

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Jared Polis (D) @jaredpolis

“Why is Netanyahu pursuing this course of action despite fretting of his national security team?” http://t.co/DxoJO9506b

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Jared Polis (D) @jaredpolis

Good site consolidating major polls for upcoming #israel election; kind of like an Israeli @NateSilver538 #jewish http://t.co/OluQ5HkKsA

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Jared Polis (D) @jaredpolis

@jeffpearlman a wise man once said "GOP is defending @SenTomCotton post-dumb note w, 'Hey, he's a vet! He's a vet!' Matters not here."

Jared Polis (D) @jaredpolis

So much for Rand Paul running as libertarian, small-gov Republican; Rand 2.0 is big spending, big government hawk http://t.co/UkHkYg2IUL

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Rep. Jeff Duncan (R) @RepJeffDuncan

Weekly staff conference call to discuss the legislative week. Proud to work for the people of South… https://t.co/33j1A7HxnD

Jared Polis (D) @jaredpolis

My parents published Leonard Nimoy's soulful (and, yes, emotional) poetry http://t.co/DCUYXknIQy

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Jared Polis (D) @jaredpolis

Instead of a big bang, scientists speculate that maybe the universe has been here for an infinite amount of time http://t.co/oy7iEp1pDu

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Jared Polis (D) @jaredpolis

Help still available for Boulder County flood victims hit with FEMA repayment demands: http://t.co/V6UcsfEKG6 via @dailycamera

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Jared Polis (D) @jaredpolis

I was in the room when @repdonyoung suggested if we let loose wolves in some areas, then we “wouldn’t have a homeless problem anymore."

Jared Polis (D) @jaredpolis

I'm at my first Natural Resources Cmte meeting; in about half an hour I get to ask @SecretaryJewell questions; ideas?

Jared Polis (D) @jaredpolis

Extra Credits - Politics - How to Make Your Voice Heard: http://t.co/NWRgaEeAK2 via @YouTube

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Jared Polis (D) @jaredpolis

47 Republican Senators have aligned themselves with Iran's hard-liners... who would have thought?

Jared Polis (D) @jaredpolis

Tehran Tom took his case directly to the Iranian government

Jared Polis (D) @jaredpolis

Tehran Tom asks Iranian Revolutionary Guards for help in battle against US diplomats

Senator Pat Toomey (R) @SenToomey

My thoughts on why Congress must vote on any Iran nuclear deal: http://t.co/3tEVNtmTyy

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Elizabeth Esty (D) @RepEsty

The #JesseLewis Act will support teachers on social & emotional learning. Research at @Yale @rulerapproach show important it is for our kids

Cole for Congress (R) @ColeForCongress

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