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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Karen Spilka (D) @Spilka4Congress

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#ma5

Pedro Pierluisi (D) @pedropierluisi

Hablando sobre el cierre del gobierno federal por @WapaRadio 680AM http://t.co/cPdPdEtmhy

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G. K. Butterfield (D) @GKButterfield

Glad to see the Department of Justice will challenge North Carolina’s new voting law. This discriminatory law... http://t.co/YH9xQVha1J

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G. K. Butterfield (D) @GKButterfield

Glad to see the Department of Justice will challenge North Carolina’s new voting law. This discriminatory law... http://t.co/vSKtrSv5FN

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Rosa DeLauro (D) @rosadelauro

About to enter #GOPshutdown but GOP lawmakers say standoff could end w/up-or-down vote on clean bill http://t.co/V3Oo1RG881 via @HuffPostPol

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G. K. Butterfield (D) @GKButterfield

Join me tomorrow from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm for a telephone town hall on Obamacare. I will discuss the process of... http://t.co/smg8TLb0gk

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G. K. Butterfield (D) @GKButterfield

Join me tomorrow from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm for a telephone town hall on Obamacare. I will discuss the process of... http://t.co/17rRZceEyM

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Linda T. Sánchez (D) @RepLindaSanchez

#EnoughAlready let us pass a clean CR and avoid this #GOPshutdown

Rep. Jim McGovern (D) @RepMcGovern

.@M0Hall0ran My Tweet deck is a BSOD Fractal right now. #nauseous

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