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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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

I am honored to receive Club for Growth's Defender of Freedom Award! It has been my pleasure to stand for our freedom http://t.co/N3xhY4PUnF

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

I will always fight for what is most important to you. RT if you will join me in the fight by taking action today! http://t.co/imQuxjZlcm

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

We need to move forward to safely & responsibly achieve energy independence! RT if you agree! http://t.co/jp5MuMs8ev http://t.co/Bv2WBKPTlZ

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

Please read the Op-Ed Rep. Carl Levin and I released in the Wall Street Journal today on the future of natural gas! http://t.co/jp5MuMs8ev

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

RT @okiepolitics: OnTheOkie: @JimInhofe Passionate About #HobbyLobbyCase During Senate Floor Remarks http://t.co/9S0f5AKLpJ

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Alejandro (D) @agarciapadilla

RT @prfomento: Estamos revitalizando el turismo, la agricultura y los servicios para impulsar el crecimiento-#Honeywell @BacoFomento http://t.co/2Hbj9Dyxob

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Alejandro (D) @agarciapadilla

RT @prfomento: “Honeywell es otro ejemplo de cómo estamos diversificando la economía." @AntonioMedinaPR @FomentoPridco http://t.co/wcYOPOrjR4

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

Congratulations to my friend and OKC Mayor, @MickCornett on his big victory tonight. Great leader & very deserving of reelection.

Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

.@BarackObama's weak leadership has endangered the freedom of the Ukrainian people. RETWEET to stand with #Ukraine! http://t.co/SiIZLvf4aa

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

Help me keep Oklahoma strong! Take action and volunteer today! http://t.co/oCfT2LjVLH http://t.co/zMguxjX06J

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

I will always fight for our national security! I just wish our President would! RT if you agree! http://t.co/dPayafGJnX

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

Happy St. Patrick's Day! RETWEET if you are wearing green today!

Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

It is my honor to be endorsed by @Freedomworks in my campaign to help Oklahoma. Thank you for your support! http://t.co/g4hWHh1fUW

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

RETWEET if you agree we need a President who will strengthen the U.S. not weaken it! http://t.co/kDGhEmPo1j

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

Obama has constantly weakened our military & national security. Inhofe has a record of standing for our troops. http://t.co/6wJJUhVZMT

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

We need a healthcare system that works for all Americans! RT if you agree! http://t.co/TGvPVIpSnk

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

I support Hobby Lobby and our religious freedom. Sign and RT if you support our freedoms! http://t.co/jeOl6yU8VR http://t.co/3h3o6zRNjf

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

Hobby Lobby is contending for their freedom! RT if you agree! http://t.co/jeOl6yU8VR http://t.co/dZmlHKleda

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

@HobbyLobbyStores have the right to their religious freedom! RT if you agree and sign my petition! http://t.co/jeOl6yU8VR

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