Politwoops Deleted Tweets from Politicians

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House Rep. Tony Cardenas (D)

Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D) @RepCardenas

I posted 2 photos on Facebook in the album "Member Breakfast with the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) and Sco" http://t.co/oR47w2TaP1

Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D) @RepCardenas

I posted 3 photos on Facebook in the album "Member Breakfast with the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) and Sco" http://t.co/0sQt1GBmlG

Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D) @RepCardenas

I posted 3 photos on Facebook in the album "Member Breakfast with the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) and Sco" http://t.co/8RZzF0UCTQ

Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D) @RepCardenas

I posted 2 photos on Facebook in the album "Member Breakfast with the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) and Sco" http://t.co/2XtEbPPgU7

Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D) @RepCardenas

With my colleagues today urging GOP to stop pandering to extremists. We only have 14 days left to pass a clean... http://t.co/7lQAZSN29k

Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D) @RepCardenas

Senator Barbara Boxer, on behalf of Angelenos and all Californians, thank you for advocating for the defense of... http://t.co/fhQ47XdA7M

Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D) @RepCardenas

This is one of my favorite events of the year: the 47th Annual Pacoima Holiday Parade. Thank you to the community... http://t.co/PKw6HkL2E6

Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D) @RepCardenas

I #StandWithNancy because, like you and me, she knows the #TimeIsNow to pass bipartisan comprehensive... http://t.co/80StdgEfVG

Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D) @RepCardenas

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Cyber threats offer a considerable risk to our national... http://t.co/nmfa525uRx

Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D) @RepCardenas

Stand against bullying! Wear purple and make your profile pic purple for #spiritday 10/16 at http://t.co/ciksh79hub #LGBT

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Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D) @RepCardenas

At the CHCI Summit on Unaccompanied Minors: Long Term Solutions with Congressman Joaquin Castro, Honduras Sec of... http://t.co/jXE7uKFHj4

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Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D) @RepCardenas

Here's a photo from our Congressional Hispanic Caucus meeting yesterday with independent television producers http://t.co/hxAeOnsREJ

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Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D) @RepCardenas

RT @j_smitty67: . @RepCardenas is absolutely right about congress (BOTH houses) not entering emergency session regarding ISIS, too busy vacationing

Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D) @RepCardenas

RT @AlanJustus: @RepCardenas Thank you for looking into the scandal at UNC. The cesspool of athletics there stinks to high heaven. PTB continue coverup.

Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D) @RepCardenas

.@HumaneSociety Congratulations on victory in the Farm Bill. King amendment will not in the final bill. Glad to have worked hard on this!

Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D) @RepCardenas

RT @CHIRLA: @RepCardenas: #CIR will help "families stay together". @SpeakerBoehner's statement ab not going to conference is a mistake. #CIR4vets

Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D) @RepCardenas

@JeffreyLevita Awesome, I'm honored. What does that mean?

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