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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Rep Ed Perlmutter (D) @RepPerlmutter

RT @LockheedMartin: Minutes away from #Orion's splashdown in the Pacific. Our heat shield is designed to protect the spacecraft reentry https://t.co/NN2XEPSAV6

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Vincent C. Gray (D) @mayorvincegray

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It was an honor to perform the wedding ceremony for the daughter of my General Counsel Brian Flowers this morning. http://t.co/z2q9fHVKJy

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Joyce Beatty (D) @RepBeatty

At yesterday's press conference organized by @chrismspina @FSCDems & @NancyPelosi we called for #TRIA reauthorization http://t.co/HTeoZC4YlB

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John Conyers (D) @repjohnconyers

RT @NAACP: We're stronger together. Demand systemic changes to policing in the United States: https://t.co/YpJT0oRDb5 #JourneyforJustice

Eleanor H. Norton (D) @EleanorNorton

I'll be speaking about #Ferguson, #MichaelBrown, #EricGarner, and body-mounted cameras tonight at 5:30 w/ @seanhannity on @FoxNews.

Sen. Tom Coburn M.D. (R) @TomCoburn

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Congress secures a $21M park spanning across three states, so ambitious @NatlParkService determined it to be infeasible. #SecretSanta

Bill Cassidy (R) @BillCassidy

This Saturday, put Louisiana first. Pledge your vote today at http://t.co/leBpqBl3dd. #VoteCassidy http://t.co/cgYPobg1FR

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Chuck Schumer (D) @SenSchumer

"@chiarasai: Turning #Celeb Shout-Outs Into Souvenirs on #Twitter http://t.co/Fr35WvFkgR…"

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Mary Landrieu (D) @MaryLandrieu

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Last Senate race in the country, candidate embroiled in scandal hiding out in DC, no wonder there's a protest outside his Longworth office.

Mary Landrieu (D) @MaryLandrieu

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Apparently protesters are gathering outside #DrDoubleDip/Cassidy's Longworth office to ask why he's hiding from LA voters in DC. #LASen

Rep. Bill Huizenga (R) @RepHuizenga

Water levels in Lake Michigan & Huron rise for the 1st time from July thru Nov. http://t.co/NIL2s51smq #HuizengaHeadlines #GreatLakes

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Lois Capps (D) @RepLoisCapps

I voted today to #PassTheABLEAct, which would give individuals with disabilities more independence and opportunity. http://t.co/F1JubQnwKs

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Brian Sandoval (R) @BrianSandoval

Snow kayaking in Nevada. Reno Adventures. http://t.co/IuDLrMY5RK

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Ken Calvert (R) @KenCalvert

I stand with Israel and today I supported the S. 2673 - United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act of 2014.

Rep. Marc Veasey (D) @RepVeasey

RT @WhiteHouse: "We’re going to keep working with your communities to deal with the very real impacts of climate change." —President Obama #TribalNations

Chaka Fattah (D) @chakafattah

Obamacare "@politico: #Breaking: The House voted today to renew a set of about 50 corporate and individual tax breaks. More details soon."

Marcy Kaptur (D) @RepMarcyKaptur

@JonHeymanCBS My eyes saw him fail to make plays that should have been made. Some of his 2014 botches were difficult for my eyes to watch.

Sen. Tom Coburn M.D. (R) @TomCoburn

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Congress extends old earmarks for autopoloozas and wine trains over the President’s recommendation #SecretSanta http://t.co/pjXDe6g5mZ

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