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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Sen. Lamar Alexander (R)

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R) @SenAlexander

Alexander to #EPA administrator: Picking wind, solar #energy over #nuclear power is like "going to war in sailboats" http://t.co/CmRrKESWK6

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Sen. Lamar Alexander (R) @SenAlexander

RT @AshbrookCenter: Ashbrook Scholar alumni attend the Ashbrook reception honoring U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander in… https://t.co/8oMngSmcQG

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R) @SenAlexander

RT @WSJ: Research finds that walking as if you were happy can actually lift your spirits. http://t.co/MCjSR7uu9b

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Sen. Lamar Alexander (R) @SenAlexander

RT @daveweigel: At stop in Oak Ridge, Lamar! says a GOP Senate can "replace Obamacare" and stop the trend toward "a national school board." #TNSEN

Lamar Alexander (R) @LamarAlexander

EARLY VOTING ENDS TODAY! Don’t forget to get out and vote for Lamar Alexander! http://t.co/FLrYDa5zGz

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Sen. Lamar Alexander (R) @SenAlexander

PIC: Alexander holds up iPad showing that the WH website still says: "If you like your plan you can keep it": http://t.co/ppFwR4IJOe

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Sen. Lamar Alexander (R) @SenAlexander

As we celebrate #MemorialDay, let's remember the service of the thousands who sacrifice for our #freedom http://t.co/Uq2lCurV

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R) @SenAlexander

As we celebrate #Memorial Day, let's remember the service of the thousands who sacrifice for our freedom http://t.co/Uq2lCurV

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R) @SenAlexander

I'm ready to end subsidy for Big Oil if we end subsidy for Big #Wind ...27 years is long enough for this "mature technology"

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R) @SenAlexander

Most conservative electable candidate, a la WFB, Jr MT @washingtonpost: Mitt Romney wins #CPAC straw poll with 38 percent of the vote.

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