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. Donald Payne (D)

Donald Payne Jr. (D) @RepDonaldPayne

RT @TIME: NBC will stream Super Bowl XLIX online for free http://t.co/P8nsEpRLha

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Donald Payne Jr. (D) @RepDonaldPayne

As we approach Veterans Day, it was a privilege to pay tribute to the late Joe Fornarotto, who served in the Navy... http://t.co/SIxiARJZ62

Donald Payne Jr. (D) @RepDonaldPayne

#911 Never Forget. Never forget the men and women who perished that day, our brave first responders, and our coming together as a nation.

Donald Payne Jr. (D) @RepDonaldPayne

#9/11 Never Forget. Never forget the men and women who perished that day, our brave first responders, and our coming together as a nation.

Donald Payne Jr. (D) @RepDonaldPayne

Happy to join Newark Community Health Center today to celebrate #NHCW2014. http://t.co/diRIv2HUPK

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Donald Payne Jr. (D) @RepDonaldPayne

Wonderful to meet with .@Rutgers_Newark Chancellor Nancy Cantor today. Go Scarlet Knights! http://t.co/er5d3WWvZP

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Donald Payne Jr. (D) @RepDonaldPayne

II attended a #SmallBiz hearing today on "Post Recession Small Business Lending Environment." http://t.co/JiejkLB8pH

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Donald Payne Jr. (D) @RepDonaldPayne

We honor the 1000s taken from us 12 yrs ago & the people who heroically rushed to their aid #september11 #NeverForget http://t.co/5VSACE3CN5

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Donald Payne Jr. (D) @RepDonaldPayne

It's unacceptable that it is harder to vote in this country than it is to buy an assault weapon - President Bill Clinton #MOW50

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