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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Rick Weiland (D) @People4Weiland

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http://t.co/SrAqrThZQ4

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mikel weisser (D) @mikelweisser

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Love You, @politwoops, http://t.co/TTOxDdZ0TY, But wouldn't it be great if folks read my stuff w/out me having to delete it 1st?

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John Lewis (D) @repjohnlewis

In the hot Georgia sun with Coretta, Hosea, and Julian, trying to get people to register and vote. #tbt http://t.co/HBRHgGo9r4

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Rep. Lee Terry (R) @LEETERRYNE

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EPA regs cost more than $1 bil & harm job creation, H.R. 1582 offers more transparency & review of these rules b4 they're passed #Yes2Energy

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D) @TulsiPress

Listening to #Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko address joint session of Congress and @JoeBiden @PETROPOROSHENKO http://t.co/rlsrTg7CuF

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Marcy Kaptur (D) @RepMarcyKaptur

How Many People Bought the $375 Beatles Vinyl Box Set? http://t.co/bnWAVt528A via @WSJspeakeasy

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Senator Tim Kaine (D) @timkaine

At 8:40AM I'll join @JoanJ & @mikemosswtop to discuss my proposal to authorize limited military action against ISIL http://t.co/q0BU0ytWt2

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Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D) @RepTerriSewell

RT @JeffAMartin1: ~renewed hope in humanity as both AL Senators @SenatorSessions & @SenShelby call for Mark Fuller's resignation. #alpolitics

Rep. Bobby Scott (D) @repbobbyscott

RT @ACLU: TY members of Congress for fighting to restore protections to the most fundamental right–the right to vote #VRA4Today http://t.co/NTokxKfQFp

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Rick Snyder (R) @RickForMI

Michigan is on the road to recovery. Gov. Rick Snyder wants to make sure that businesses know that http://t.co/O4lnJxKJcu

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Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D) @SenatorHeitkamp

Chatted w/the Pfliger's from Bismarck today - great to have their son, @jpflig, as part of my team in DC http://t.co/ITFtrWRwy1

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Margie Wakefield (D) @MargieforKS

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Toured Greenbush, an education center just outside of Girard, that does great work engaging students in STEM fields. http://t.co/jC1rzdyUmP

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Pete Ricketts (R) @RickettsForGov

"Pete understands all of Nebraska. [He's] a regular guy with extraordinary abilities."-Sen @LydiaBrasch Watch: http://t.co/JdwhCGtMB5 #negov

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John Kitzhaber (D) @GovKitz

RT @ORDems: Food stamp cuts hit elderly & disabled - but not in Oregon, thanks to @GovKitz http://t.co/ycXfQ6i4KC

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Sen. Tom Coburn M.D. (R) @TomCoburn

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Provision to stop taxpayer subsidies for millionaires’ nannies passes Congress, heads to the President #CCDBG http://t.co/RNAVBke5Pd

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Rep. Steve Stockman (R) @SteveWorks4You

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RT @adidasFballUS: Honor the past. Own the future. A tribute to the 1939 National Champion Aggies. 11/1/14. #GigEm #teamadidas http://t.co/oEKC80W0V6

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Tom Reed (R) @RepTomReed

RT @AP_Politics: No Labels plans bipartisan agenda that 2016 contenders will face in Iowa, New Hampshire, reports @Philip_Elliott: http://t.co/0KVWw9epra

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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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