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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Chaka Fattah (D) @chakafattah

Action on Queen Lane - Fought for for HI Rise to come down - fought for in won funds to rebuild / Great Day http://t.co/CcYLveEVt2

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Ann Wagner (R) @RepAnnWagner

Congratulations to @MarthaMcSally on your victory in #AZ02! Can't wait to work alongside you in the 114th Congress!

US Rep Kathy Castor (D) @USRepKCastor

Tune in now for Pres Obama's #Cuba announcement now! What so many of my neighbors have hoped for for years. And Welcome home Alan Gross.��

MurielBowser (D) @MurielBowser

Your welcome @DeionteJones! Enjoy the book & be ready to suggest #freshideas after the break.

Patrick Murphy (D) @PatrickMurphyFL

Wishing a Happy Hanukkah to all those lighting the first candle tonight. http://t.co/S15PmdIwkz

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Senator Rand Paul (R) @RandPaul

RT @ZekeJMiller: Update: Rand Paul now running a Common Core ad against Jeb Bush on Google search http://t.co/gCsNbk984M http://t.co/BR48RtuXJR

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Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R) @SDGovDaugaard

RT @Tony_Venhuizen: Neat announcement coming from @SDGovDaugaard at 10 AM MT today at the Rapid City Civic Center Lobby.

Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R) @SDGovDaugaard

RT @DanHaugen: Argus Exclusive: Gov. Daugaard, T. Denny Sanford to announce multi-million dollar workforce development partnership: http://t.co/2rdVkTfrbI

Rep. Walter Jones (R) @RepWalterJones

Today I had the honor of reading House Mouse, Senate Mouse to students at Creswell Elementary in the 3rd district: http://t.co/kLfQb0aqCk

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Rep. Walter Jones (R) @RepWalterJones

Today I had the honor of reading House Mouse, Senate Mouse to students at Creswell Elementary in the 3rd district: http://t.co/mdSiXlyCnN

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Governor Mike Pence (R) @GovPenceIN

RT @FirstLadyIN: It was a pleasure to talk w/ @rtv6 @katieheinz6 about how I miss teaching & love encouraging Indiana schools! http://t.co/G25Qcec60y

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Rep. Keith Ellison (D) @keithellison

RT @MayorHodges: Great news! @CityMinneapolis is 1 of 6 cities selected by @leagueofcities for juvenile-justice reform assistance. http://t.co/eFNe08RFUa kb

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Office of Sen. Coons (D) @SenCoonsOffice

From the Blog: Manufacturing Update for November 2014 http://t.co/ONA8GnQHKL

Alejandro (D) @agarciapadilla

¡A buen ritmo avanza la construcción del Paseo de Puerta de Tierra! Conoce más: xxx.xxxx #JuntosMoviendoPR http://t.co/d6sFJsDa6t

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Michael McCaul (R) @RepMcCaul

I spoke with @ABCaustralia on the hostage situation today, my thoughts and prayers are with all of Australia today. http://t.co/oTJcoW0Ulk

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Keith Rothfus (R) @KeithRothfus

The FY2015 Omni cuts $10 million from the Independent

Matt Salmon (R) @RepMattSalmon

Nancy & I join the East Valley in extending our condolences to the family of Spc. Wyatt J. Martin, who was KIA while serving in Afghanistan.

Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D) @RepCardenas

This is one of my favorite events of the year: the 47th Annual Pacoima Holiday Parade. Thank you to the community... http://t.co/PKw6HkL2E6

Colleen Hanabusa (D) @RepHanabusa

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RT @nytimes: 15 writers share the best book they read this year http://t.co/zTBCdlTaz1 (Illustrations: R. Kikuo Johnson) http://t.co/M9dmStwTAY

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