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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Bernie Sanders (I) @BernieSanders

Bernie addresses income & wealth inequality on @MSNBC Morning Joe earlier today - http://t.co/Uk4e25hEQA

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Bernie Sanders (I) @BernieSanders

Bernie addresses income & wealth inequality on Morning Joe earlier today - http://t.co/Uk4e25hEQA

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Bernie Sanders (I) @BernieSanders

Watch it Now: Bernie on Morning Joe this morning http://t.co/Uk4e25hEQA

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Amanda Renteria (D) @AmandaRenteria

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Rep David Valadao voted to cut ed, SS and Medicare. Let's see if he answers for this at our debate next week! #CA21 #VoteRenteria

George Brikho (R) @Brikho2014

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http://t.co/EC7Rx7Gy6M Where are all those idiots who where for more funding of these terrorist. I cannot believe what we are witnessing.

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Larry Hogan (R) @ChangeMaryland

RT @fakebrianbasset: Remember this? 47 percent of Marylanders would like to leave the state - Baltimore Sun http://t.co/31h2ReI5V6 @Hogan4Governor #LowerTaxes

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Donna McAleer (D) @donnamcaleer

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RT @usudemocrats: Shout out to Herm Olsen for the @donnamcaleer shout out at #USUNeighborhood meeting

David Ige (D) @DavidIge4Gov

Proud to be the first guest on @neenz first Think Tech show. @ The Plaza Club - Downtown Honolulu http://t.co/Ngts0C4RbY

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Lamar Smith (R) @LamarSmithTX21

Smith: Enforcing the Law Isn't Optional http://t.co/HtK0Ueogh5

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Chabot for Congress (R) @DrPaulChabot

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Chabot holds press conference denouncing attack ads #CA31 https://t.co/Sx9B5zlSHL

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Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) @BobbyJindal

Today I held a meeting of Unified Command Group at the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.

Beto O'Rourke (D) @BetoForCongress

El Paso, let's prove that everyday citizens can compete with specials interests in politics. Buy your ticket now. http://t.co/Wsyct1KZW6

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Chuck Hassebrook (D) @Vote4Chuck

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RT @omahaPOA: The "prison gloves" are coming off in the race for NE Governor! http://t.co/Kc0SUFu3iK @Vote4Chuck @RickettsForGov http://t.co/X1Jic3pdU8

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Cormick Lynch (R) @CormickLynch

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I posted a new photo to Facebook http://t.co/e76Vqos7Sn

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Steve Cohen (D) @RepCohen

RT @TheDemocrats: The GOP shutdown began this time last year. Don't want a GOP-controlled Congress? Vote: http://t.co/uYxYnzh3L2 http://t.co/OFSdiM8DSR

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Elijah E. Cummings (D) @RepCummings

RT @drshow: .@RepCummings: Secret Service chief Julia Pierson is "not the person to lead the agency right now."

Torrey Westrom (R) @TorreyWestrom

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Charlie's a cafe is an institution in Freeport. #NewLeadership #MN07 http://t.co/jKGsIWksGC

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Braley for Iowa (D) @TeamBraley

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RT @iowademocrats: During the #IAdebate, Ernst ran from her radical record: http://t.co/NCMun1CgS7 #IAsen

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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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