Politwoops Deleted Tweets from Politicians

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House Rep. Tom Graves (R)

Tom Graves (R) @RepTomGraves

Today I voted for #HR36 which bans abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, the point at which an unborn child can feel pain. #theyfeelpain

Tom Graves (R) @RepTomGraves

RT @HouseAppropsGOP: .@RepTomGraves: The bill presses the beauty of the Capitol, provides security for visitors & staff, and ensures Congress provides services.

Tom Graves (R) @RepTomGraves

RT @asmith4554: @RepTomGraves thank you again for all you do to help his fight to end Alzheimer's. God bless you and your staff

Tom Graves (R) @RepTomGraves

Today, I voted for the DHS Appropriations Act, which secures our homeland & upholds the Constitution. I urge the Senate to act swiftly

Tom Graves (R) @TomGravesGA14

RT @RealGM: We're seeing Tony Parker at the absolute peak of his powers in these Finals.

Tom Graves (R) @RepTomGraves

Impressed with the 4th grade class at Red Bud Elementary - great way to start the week. http://t.co/VTqehnaJ70

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Tom Graves (R) @RepTomGraves

Voted to #stopthetaxhike so families can keep more of what they earn & job creators get economic certainty. http://t.co/N2nJIEId

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Tom Graves (R) @RepTomGraves

TUNE IN: I’ll be on America’s Radio News tomorrow @ 1:30pm to discuss the House vote to repeal #Obamacare. Listen live: http://t.co/55nhq5iq

Tom Graves (R) @RepTomGraves

TUNE IN: I’ll be on @640WGST in about 15 mins to talk about @USSupremeCourt decision to uphold #Obamacare. Listen Live: http://t.co/u511iijf

Tom Graves (R) @RepTomGraves

Outside @USSupremeCourt 2day w/ nat'l media waiting to see if #Obamacare ruling would released. We'll keep u posted. http://t.co/4vtyXxNL

Tom Graves (R) @RepTomGraves

Outside @USSupremeCourt today w/ nat'l media waiting to see if #Obamacare ruling would released. We'll keep you posted. http://t.co/Ibcsa3Az

Tom Graves (R) @RepTomGraves

RT @thehill: The Supreme Court will not be handing down a ruling on healthcare or immigration today.

Tom Graves (R) @RepTomGraves

VIDEO: In 2007, @barackobama attacked trying “to hide behind executive privilege” http://t.co/VPViMnrP Is “something shaky” taking place?

Tom Graves (R) @RepTomGraves

Even Samuelson knows @Obamacare is bad policy. @washingtonpost: http://t.co/1VIx1wNo “Obama committed a colossal error of judgment” #4jobs

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Tom Graves (R) @RepTomGraves

In #Atlanta to visit @ICE_Markets. Headed Jeffrey Sprecher, #ICE operates a marketplace for energy commodities trades. http://t.co/GhY9ElmQ

Tom Graves (R) @RepTomGraves

PHOTO (5/5): I talked with a group of home builders. http://t.co/EVEDlFfJ

Tom Graves (R) @RepTomGraves

PHOTO (2/5): I sat down with representatives from a flooring company. http://t.co/UvgTeCKH

Tom Graves (R) @RepTomGraves

Enjoyed @FamilyFrameworks Date Night with Julie last night. Glad to see them promoting strong marriages & #families. http://t.co/GqBW3Kw0

Tom Graves (R) @RepTomGraves

Just toured Babb Lumber Co. Glad they’ve seen more demand recently. Thx for keeping your business in GA since 1835. http://t.co/8EknbZbT

Tom Graves (R) @RepTomGraves

Reminder that on Thursday, we're holding our #Senior Fair in @DaltonGeorgia. Hope to see you there! @downtowndalton @DaltonBusiness

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