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. Ed Towns (D)

Edolphus Towns (D) @EdTowns

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RT @SocWorkCaucus: Hey guys! Come on out to the briefing (Wed, Nov. 7th) next week hosted by @SocWorkCaucus and @NASW http://t.co/PzeBcKtR

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Edolphus Towns (D) @EdTowns

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So proud of the great progress my colleague @RepGiffords has made in her recovery.I hold steadfast in the great return of a remarkable woman

Edolphus Towns (D) @EdTowns

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@brooklynkid1951thank you for your kind words! It is my greatest priviledge to serve the people of #brooklyn and #ny10

Edolphus Towns (D) @EdTowns

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Why am I so passionate about social work? B/c I believe in empowering & helping our most vulnerable. See @HillSocialwork for more

Edolphus Towns (D) @EdTowns

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RT @JesseB914: Congressman @EdTowns to deliver speech at Boys and Girls H.S this afternoon! Stay posted! #educationnation

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