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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Mike Rogers (R) @RepMikeRogersAL

RT @Bourdain: In a preemptive strike, I plan to tell my daughter that Justin Beiber tortures puppies. http://t.co/JyqSNoEKEP

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David B. McKinley (R) @RepMcKinley

"We are not ready. Particulary when you look at the exchange programs, we are not ready," aid Rep. McKinley in Wheeling Intelligencer paper.

David B. McKinley (R) @RepMcKinley

"We are not ready. Particulary when you look at the exchange programs, we are not ready," said Rep. McKinley in Wheeling Intelligencer.

Cong. Tim Huelskamp (R) @CongHuelskamp

Elections have consequences. Republicans, especially conservatives, in office means better jobs for Americans. #tcot

Mike Enzi (R) @SenatorEnzi

Obama Administration should act on bipartisan ideas to ensure doctors get paid to care for Medicare patients. http://t.co/qyMOeKHRfA

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Mike Rogers (MI-08) (R) @RepMikeRogers

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@troumbladon I didn't not support SOPA and support real health care solutions that improve access by lowering costs.

Mike Rogers (MI-08) (R) @RepMikeRogers

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@troumbladon I did not support SOPA and support real health care solutions that improve access by lowering costs.

Steve Chabot (R) @RepSteveChabot

I imagine it was like a scene from the Newsies. MT @NRO: Cantor to GOP: 'Seize the Moment' http://t.co/2WHfw3Lc9E #aca #healthcare

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Ted Cruz (R) @tedcruz

RT @JohnDrogin: NEWS: @tedcruz intros bill to defund #obamacare. Delaying only one aspect leaves Americans holding bag http://t.co/o3VN55LSnt

Senator Deb Fischer (R) @SenatorFischer

Sen. Reid’s reasoning for #NuclearOption simply ignores the facts. #Senate has confirmed all Obama’s 2nd term nominees brought up for a vote

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