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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Rick Larsen (D) @RepRickLarsen

RT @DWStweets: .@BarackObama took 1st trip as candidate to visit troops & stand w/ Israeli rocket attack victims in Sderot. @MittRomney had 2 fundraisers.

Steve Cohen (D) @RepCohen

In Washington everybody says robust this n that.Romney likes tumult.Uses tumult n robust manner

Betty Sutton (D) @BettySutton

Chatting with @FOX19DanC after our interview. Thanks @FOX19 for the opportunity to talk to the people of #OH16. http://t.co/I1oKSOjb

Steve Cohen (D) @RepCohen

Romneya poker player.I'll see your Iran sanctions , raise you !I'll see your Israeli support, I'll raise you.Problem is when called no pair

Steve Cohen (D) @RepCohen

In close I expect Romney to announce he's buying trees in Israel and going to have lox and cream cheese on bagel immediately after debate.

Steve Cohen (D) @RepCohen

Obama delivered a marvelous close!very Presidential.Romney appears to be n Orlando not Boca---Fantasyland

Mike Doyle (D) @USRepMikeDoyle

Sounded like Romney's policies on Syria, Libya, Egypt and Iranian nukes boil down to what obama's been doing.

Steve Cohen (D) @RepCohen

if you compared this debate to boxing match it was Ali -Jerry Quarry.The President floated like a bitterfly stung like a bee,rumble Barack

Steve Cohen (D) @RepCohen

Romney's foreign policy experience is his mission in France and it showed.

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