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. Reid Ribble (R)

Reid Ribble (R) @RepRibble

A card I received from students -- thank you! It could not have come at a better time.… https://t.co/y9IyfGxH9G

Reid Ribble (R) @RepRibble

@AaronRogers12 Thanks for supporting UW and being such a great fan! #MakeEmBelieve #Badgers

Reid Ribble (R) @reidribble

RT @AP: BREAKING: Kentucky's perfect season ends; Wisconsin reaches NCAA title game against Duke.

Reid Ribble (R) @RepRibble

RT @cassmcgowan: @RepRibble I live about a mile or two from this clinic, and my wife was saying a few days ago how weird it was to always see the lot vacant

Reid Ribble (R) @RepRibble

RT @woshnews: Congressman @RepRibble calls for another investigation into the Veterans Administration: http://t.co/EQ0mZ9jCId

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Reid Ribble (R) @RepRibble

The good #deficit numbers we've seen may just be a mirage. http://t.co/o4hM3rE0BI

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Reid Ribble (R) @reidribble

Wall’s “Cuts of the Week” barely nibble around the edges. Approx. $50B in cuts/yr equal only .05% of 4 yrs of $1T deficits #WI08Debate

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