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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Re-Elect Hank (D) @ReElectHank

Hank addresses the 50th Anniversary of War on Poverty http://t.co/sWB4musclB

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Rep. Hank Johnson (D) @RepHankJohnson

My district is a leader in refugee resettlement. Heroes like @RRISAtlanta #fugeesfamily #RFSAtlanta bring hope to new Americans. #RefugeeDay

Rep. Hank Johnson (D) @RepHankJohnson

The Commander in Chief is schooling his foreign policy critics, who seek to score political pts with loose talk of war.

Rep. Hank Johnson (D) @RepHankJohnson

RT @BarackObama: “As President of the United States, I don’t bluff.” Read more from @BarackObama’s interview on Israel and Iran: http://t.co/VvTqNLCe

Rep. Hank Johnson (D) @RepHankJohnson

I applaud Chm. Smith's decision to suspend #SOPA consideration. Any fut. bill should be be fully reviewed through regular order.

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