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. Rob Portman (R)

Rob Portman (R) @senrobportman

Today reps from my staff have celebrated MLK's legacy at events across OH, inc Cinti's Natl Undreground RR Freedom Ctr http://t.co/ZsExSi1E

Rob Portman (R) @senrobportman

In Columbus at the MLK Breakfast honoring the great work done by a great man.

Rob Portman (R) @senrobportman

In Columbus ready for this game to get underway. Shd be a good one against the Hoosiers. Let's go #Bucks!

Rob Portman (R) @senrobportman

Discussed job creation w/many hardworking employees @CSX Intermodal in N. Baltimore. Even used the crain simulator http://t.co/geWKdfvU

Rob Portman (R) @senrobportman

Truly an honor to present a Posthumous Bronze Star & Purple Heart to the family of WWII Veteran Charles E. Parker. http://t.co/1zfEMA7j

Rob Portman (R) @senrobportman

Thx for writing, pls keep the ideas coming RT gpmominoh: I disagree with @robportman, but truly appreciate that he answers emails

Rob Portman (R) @senrobportman

Our Reg Reform Accountability Act passed the House. Bill cuts red tape for job creators looking to expand #RegsCostJobs http://t.co/C3Syy3sM

Rob Portman (R) @senrobportman

Cosp legislation introduced by Sen @DickLugar to forge ahead w/Keystone XL -adding thousands of #jobs & boosting OH manufacturing. #KXL4jobs

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