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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JudgeCarter (R) @JudgeCarter

92,269,000 Americans have left the work force. The last President to have the same labor force participation rate was President Jimmy Carter

Dina Titus (D) @repdinatitus

Happy #Grandparents Day to all of the Grandparents in #NV01, now go spoil those grandkids! #HomeMeansNevada

Tom Foley (R) @TomFoleyCT

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@CTDems #tinfoilhats

Rep. Kevin Yoder (R) @RepKevinYoder

Happy 60th Anniversary to Westview Elementary in Olathe. Thank you past & present Westview Wildcats for making our community a better place.

Thomas Ravenel (I) @Thomasravenel

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Please click here to listen to our NEW RADIO AD opposing #amnesty for illegal immigrants: http://t.co/KhaY84FinB #Ravenel4Senate

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Nancy Pelosi (D) @NancyPelosi

RT @RepLowenthal: #TBT to the 1970s when college costs were 1120% less than now. Let's do better by students & increase Pell Grant funding! #MiddleClassFirst

Cresent Hardy (R) @CresentHardy

Historic day for Nevada. I had the http://t.co/Evkh9XUWo3

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

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“I can’t see what he released that would have done any harm...he’s a good American who’s done the right thing” http://t.co/dp8opxQGWV

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Rep. Barbara Lee (D) @RepBarbaraLee

It's time to follow the constitution and give the American ppl a full congressional debate. http://t.co/nlEGaI0MdZ #ISIS

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Gordon Ball (D) @GordonBall4TN

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Join Gordon tonight from 5:00 to 6:30 at Mafiaoza's for a fundraiser! We need your helping to stay Tennessee strong.

Dr. Monica Wehby (R) @MonicaForOregon

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Our new video 'Hypocrite' highlights the divide between Americans and career politicians like Jeff Merkley: http://t.co/J7q89KDZgG #ORSen

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MichelleLujanGrisham (D) @RepLujanGrisham

Getting to my office isn’t always easy, so we’re bringing my office to you. Mobile Office Hours today are @ Cherry Hills Library, 10-11am

Charlie Baker (R) @CharlieBakerMA

"Baker tackles [details] like Vince Wilfork grabbing hold of a running back" https://t.co/6TdjT37o4F -Team CB #mapoli http://t.co/gtVIFj7Vgt

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Gov. Jack Markell (D) @GovernorMarkell

At Warner E.S. in #WilmDE to announce new initiative to support many of #netDE's most disadvantaged students PHOTO: http://t.co/uDyIWTZ6NW

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Sen. McConnell Press (R) @McConnellPress

McConnell Named “Federal Legislator of the Year” by #Kentucky Narcotics Officers’ Association http://t.co/LvtorYNBJQ http://t.co/LOoWn5pAUp

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Nita Lowey (D) @NitaLowey

RT @RepLowenthal: #TBT to the 1970s when college costs were 1120% less than now. Let's do better by students & increase Pell Grant funding! #MiddleClassFirst

Mike Ross (D) @MikeRossUpdates

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So grateful for the 200+ supporters who turned out tonight in Lonoke County. Strong show of support! #ARpx #ARGov http://t.co/qI6MB0lzA5

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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.

While we may no longer be able to publish deleted tweets, we're still working hard to advocate for more and better open data and to create tools that promote transparency and hold our government accountable.

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