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. James Lankford (R) @SenatorLankford

RT @NewsOK: Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford praises Oklahoma, nation in maiden speech in U.S. Senate http://t.co/aGg2ktXizp

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Ron Wyden (D) @RonWyden

Gratified the brave men & women in the 2/162 of @OregonGuard are back safely on U.S. soil after Afghanistan service http://t.co/7WORA87UUJ

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Chris Murphy (D) @ChrisMurphyCT

I voted for a bill that gives negotiators space to do their jobs while allowing Congressional review of a final deal http://t.co/CO6LW26KJC

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Sen. James Lankford (R) @SenatorLankford

I'll be on @CNNSitRoom w/Wolf Blitzer at approximately 4:30pm CT (5:30pm ET) to discuss #Iran, foreign policy & #ISIS, among other things

Rep Donna F Edwards (D) @repdonnaedwards

RT @MarkDWest1: @repdonnaedwards @NASA Republicans are obsessed with sealing borders, first with Mexico and now with outer space.

Jason Smith (R) @JasonSmithMO

RT @TheManeater: Congressman Jason Smith spoke w/ Pi Sigma Alpha last night about the relationship between the two parties in Congress http://t.co/0DHNBCGHuD

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Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) @MayorBowser

Want @MayorBowser to hear you or ask your question? Use hashtag #IWishUKnew & your tweet could end on the TweetWall. http://t.co/st8G5k6KHX

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John Conyers Jr. (D) @johnconyersjr

RT @gillianbwhite: I'm hanging out at @Atlantic_LIVE talking solutions to economic problems in urban communities. Starts at 2pm: http://t.co/SpdjMhoOjG

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Jan Schakowsky (D) @janschakowsky

RT @ThePlumLineGS: NEWS: 150 House Ds have signed new letter backing Obama on Iran talks, enough to sustain veto: http://t.co/pSj9aPngdZ

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Congressmember Bass (D) @RepKarenBass

RT @BenAffleck: .@EasternCongo thanks Congress for urging @BarackObama to appoint Special Envoy to #DRC & Africa’s Great Lakes Region http://t.co/aPcYs9Nj5W

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Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) @MayorBowser

Join me for the #IWishUKnew @Twitter Townhall on today at 4pm to share your hopes, dreams, fears & ideas.

Marcia L. Fudge (D) @RepMarciaFudge

"I'm going to say today, those people who think that they are better than us, that have bigger… https://t.co/wMr14mM7C9

Rep. Paul Gosar, DDS (R) @RepGosar

Live in Prescott & need a job? Check out @GoodwillAZ 's Job Fest TODAY from 10AM-2PM at the Prescott Career Center. http://t.co/XiCmTrPtNZ

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Mark Warner (D) @MarkWarner

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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

Linda T. Sánchez (D) @RepLindaSanchez

@cnepomuceno43 Great meeting you, Chris! All the best to you and the rest of the staff.

Rep. Erik Paulsen (R) @RepErikPaulsen

More problems at the IRS. Thousands of employees not paying taxes rewarded with bonuses, promotions: http://t.co/6cSFDl1zPu

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Jan Schakowsky (D) @janschakowsky

Last week, @HouseGOP marked 100 days of new GOP Congress – 100 days stacking deck for their special-interest friends against everyone else.

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On June 3, 2015, the Sunlight Foundation received word from Twitter that it was pulling the plug on Politwoops, reversing an agreement made in 2012 that allowed us to run the project using its API. The last deletions we have archived are from May 15, 2015. Please read our 'Eulogy for Politwoops' for more detail.

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