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. Trent Franks (R)

Rep. Trent Franks (R) @RepTrentFranks

RT @CCAInstitute: Don’t leave families behind in the #Post2015 agenda. No families = no sustainable development. #LeaveNoOneBehind

Rep. Trent Franks (R) @RepTrentFranks

Tweeting all #ObamaFailures every half hour. Join me. #130 Very possible Holder perjured himself. http://t.co/3wKGl1TZRh #tcot

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Rep. Trent Franks (R) @RepTrentFranks

Tweeting #ObamaFailures every half hour until list complete. Join me #128 Delay of Obamacare's out-of-pocket caps. #tcot

Rep. Trent Franks (R) @RepTrentFranks

RT @john_dingell: Working on speech to an auditorium full of Congressional Interns tomorrow. Staff advises it should be less A, more B. http://t.co/YRlJ31cj8c

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Rep. Trent Franks (R) @RepTrentFranks

It was a privilege to speak at and participate in the HALO Counter-Terrorism Summit hosted by @theHALOcorp: http://t.co/vD6BZKgF

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Rep. Trent Franks (R) @RepTrentFranks

RT @IRFCaucus: VIDEO: Brutal civil war in #Burma intensified over past year between gov military & #Kachin Independence Army (KIA): http://t.co/6HOAPDBD

Rep. Trent Franks (R) @RepTrentFranks

Last night's debate could not have presented the American people with a clearer choice of two extremely different plans for the future.

Rep. Trent Franks (R) @RepTrentFranks

Margaret Sanger, Founder of #PlannedParenthood: Birth control must lead ultimately to a cleaner race. http://t.co/pVyzk3S7 #SanctityofLife

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Rep. Trent Franks (R) @RepTrentFranks

PRENDA Bill Brings the Civil Rights Battle to the Forefront Says Dr. King http://t.co/UFoRzBO6 #PRENDA

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Rep. Trent Franks (R) @RepTrentFranks

The District of Columbia Ought Not be “the capital of late-term abortions.” http://t.co/Pvm7lRVo @nrl #SanctityofLife

Rep. Trent Franks (R) @RepTrentFranks

@CWFA urges members of Judiciary Committee to support #PreNDA http://t.co/eSFVVZfp

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