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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Rod Blum (R) @BlumforCongress

Highlight of my day! Visiting with Jerry Easter at Cedar Valley Hospice in Waterloo http://t.co/6IgOMOGpbc

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Jared Polis (D) @jaredpolis

Ted Cruz:Gay marriage=forever "Defended TX marriage laws when,..court attempted to grant divorce to same-sex couple" http://t.co/xxfaTxWG91

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Jared Polis (D) @jaredpolis

#China is up to some real mischief on Mischief Reef http://t.co/dgA9YuJqcr

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RepKevinBrady (R) @RepKevinBrady

RT @JessicaDomel: .@RepKevinBrady is talking about the death tax with @TexasFarmBureau farmers and ranchers in Crimes Cty http://t.co/XACcGjhP50

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Sanford Bishop, Jr. (D) @SanfordBishop

#TBT of a 1997 CODEL trip to China I took while on the @HouseIntelComm. Happy Lunar New Year 2015! #ChineseNewYear http://t.co/7LpyKg0qy4

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US Rep. Rick Nolan (D) @USRepRickNolan

RT @MNGrocers: Discussing federal industry issues with @RickNolanMN in DC. Thanks for meeting with MGA Board of Directors. http://t.co/FkKET6wtbm

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Mo Brooks (R) @RepMoBrooks

Pleased Doolittle Raiders’ recognized for heroic actions w/ Gold Medal – thanks Bob Jaques for gathering support! http://t.co/O0bo2Khzx9

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Rod Blum (R) @RodBlum

Cast my vote today in DC to repeal tax tax - glad to make it back in time for the Jones County GOP annual dinner. http://t.co/kcii9u1Acg

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Dave Joyce (R) @RepDaveJoyce

Glad to have @StowOH resident Paul Wright, President of the Ohio Fire Chiefs Association in the office today. http://t.co/UL4YfUggLG

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Rep. Roger Williams (R) @RepRWilliams

RT @srwilliams1: In honor of our ground breaking this week @RepRWilliams and my g-parents opening Jack Williams1981 #tbt @reprwilliams http://t.co/deWYLnbj0a

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Rep. Gene Green (D) @RepGeneGreen

Today we honor the millions that lost their lives & the courage of those that fought against persecution. #YomHashoah #HolocaustRemembrance

Rep. Diana DeGette (D) @RepDianaDeGette

Shared a #TBT picture of my family & Bill & @HillaryClinton w/ a young #CO girl who is also destined for big things. http://t.co/doUXcX89kO

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Steve Cohen (D) @RepCohen

RT @CoryBooker: Momentum to fix medical marijuana laws picking up: @RepCohen & @repdonyoung's #CARERSAct version now w/ 14 cosponsors—7 Dems & 7 Republicans

Governor Walker (R) @GovWalker

Great meeting in Spain with Minister of Economic Dev. and Competitiveness, Ms. Arantza Tapia #WIGovEU http://t.co/MFv2QKAwfk

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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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