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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Governor Rick Snyder (R) @onetoughnerd

ICYMI: Deadline for applying for SE Mich flood assistance extended to Nov. 24 >>> http://t.co/tx6okfvvq9

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Linda T. Sánchez (D) @RepLindaSanchez

Places of worship should be safe for all. My thoughts & prayers are w/ the families of those killed in the attack on a synagogue in Israel.

Kathleen Rice (D) @KathleenRice

Appalled by the attack yesterday against worshippers in a Jerusalem synagogue. This violence cannot continue. -kr

Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D) @RepCardenas

I #StandWithNancy because, like you and me, she knows the #TimeIsNow to pass bipartisan comprehensive... http://t.co/80StdgEfVG

Ted Cruz (R) @tedcruz

The Senate will vote today to approve #KeystoneXL. RT if your Senator should vote yes and help get Americans to work! http://t.co/6EDRcprVXi

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Sen. Lamar Alexander (R) @SenAlexander

RT @WSJ: Research finds that walking as if you were happy can actually lift your spirits. http://t.co/MCjSR7uu9b

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Judy Chu (D) @RepJudyChu

Saying farewell to @Resp ectCreators co-chair Rep. Howard Coble and welcoming new co-chair @repdougcollins http://t.co/055v8Nkgkj

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Rosa DeLauro (D) @rosadelauro

If you don't have health insurance last year go to https://t.co/qvb2X14TQX & take a look at your options http://t.co/ARdoUcvC0T

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Jerry Moran (R) @JerryMoran

I'm about to join Greg Knapp on @kcmotalkradio. Tune in or listen live. http://t.co/ZBHUxiAUPi

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Bernie Sanders (I) @SenSanders

Happening now: Sen. Sanders is on the @Thom_Hartmann program. Watch live here: http://t.co/i65zfMcZs8

Jan Brewer (R) @GovBrewer

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Kristi Noem (R) @KristiNoem

RT @KELOSports: Congratulation to the Hamlin Chargers. The 9B Football State Champions! #kelosports http://t.co/w32RtCERtH

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Terry McAuliffe (D) @GovernorVA

RT @FirstLadyVA: Mrs. McAuliffe congratulates the @chesapeakebay on the opening of the Brock Environmental Center in Virginia Beach. http://t.co/wF2805tl6D

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Michael Bennet (D) @SenBennetCO

RT @CharlotteOverby: @RepTipton & @SenBennetCO found common ground w/ hikers, bikers, skiers, grazers, OHVers, & sportsmen on #HermosaCreek. Thank you!

Alejandro (D) @agarciapadilla

@NationalGuard de EE.UU. da impulso al Escudo Costero, sustituyendo su flota con 8 barcos escampavías de nueva generación. #JuntosMoviendoPR

Alejandro (D) @agarciapadilla

RT @fortalezapr: @NationalGuard renovará las flotas en sus 17 distritos, comenzando por el Distrito 7, al que está adscrita la isla. #JuntosMoviendoPR

Congressman Al Green (D) @RepAlGreen

This week, I traveled to DC on Air Force 2 with Vice President Biden to continue working for the 9th District. http://t.co/n2xabzBFhg

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