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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Andrew Cuomo (D) @NYGovCuomo

Historic overhaul of http://t.co/rwCe28501X reimagines digital government in a user-centric, 21st century mindset: http://t.co/W9TzZvcADI

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Terry McAuliffe (D) @GovernorVA

Governor McAuliffe spoke at @TCIFiscal's Policy Conference about access to affordable health care for VA families. http://t.co/GQgW8VGMuz

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Blake Farenthold (R) @farenthold

Congrats @wwpinc members-rode across TX 400+ mi arriving #VeteransDay @BrewsterStreet Corpus Christi! #AmericasVets http://t.co/lhxn5SFx0j

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Dana Rohrabacher (R) @DanaRohrabacher

Newport Beach veterans have their own yacht club, every veteran should have one. (@ American Legion Post 291) http://t.co/Z1TETMUKug

Dana Rohrabacher (R) @DanaRohrabacher

Proud to honor Seal Beach veterans, remembering all those who defended our freedom. (@ Eisenhower Park) http://t.co/ibiVMmyYgN

Senator Ben Cardin (D) @SenatorCardin

I fellow #Md'ers to join me in thanking #vets for all that theyve done & to join me in prayer for all those currently serving #VeteransDay

Rep. Bobby Scott (D) @repbobbyscott

Honored to celebrate #VeteransDay at the Amer. Legion Post 25 Program w/ Sen. Miller, Mayor Price & NN City Council http://t.co/AUSONjZNrV

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CathyMcMorrisRodgers (R) @cathymcmorris

On #VeteransDay we pay tribute to the brave men & women who have kept us safe. You hold my hold my eternal gratitude. http://t.co/ivQWrFwuEy

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Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R) @RepStutzman

Happy Veterans Day to all those who served! Thank you for your courage, patriotism, and your selfless services! #VeteransDay

Dr. Ami Bera (D) @BeraForCongress

RT @ccadelago: Doug Ose’s lead over Ami Bera falls – again http://t.co/6YmJxr1qIl Campaigns estimate about 33K ballots countywide remain uncounted in #CA07

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Rep. Martha Roby (R) @RepMarthaRoby

Honored to be a part of the Change of Command Ceremony at @MaxwellAFB as well celebrated Lt. Gen. Fadok's service http://t.co/QdP97UkR22

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Rep. Steve Stockman (R) @SteveWorks4You

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By an overwhelming margin, independents want Obamacare repealed. Keeping or trying to fix it is political suicide. http://t.co/jFmwiZ6dob

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Senator Rand Paul (R) @RandPaul

TODAY- Germany marks 25 years since fall of Berlin Wall: http://t.co/uyl7dj6GIL

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Ann Wagner (R) @RepAnnWagner

Today we celebrate the the 239th Birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps. Thanks for your service! Semper Fi! #USMCBirthday http://t.co/uGZuQmi2zG

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CathyMcMorrisRodgers (R) @TeamCMR

@HootSuite_Help I need to submit a billing help ticket. How do I go about doing that?

Billy Long (R) @auctnr1

RT @biggovt: Minneapolis School District Now Needs 'Permission' to Suspend Any Black, Hispanic Student: The Minneapolis pub... http://t.co/9Bw7M0Kcue

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