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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Sean Patrick Maloney (D) @spmaloney

Check out "The Fireworks at Randy and Sean's Wedding" on Vimeo http://t.co/ZYQosKP8Xr #Vimeo #aerialdrone #fireworks #wedding

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Kyrsten Sinema (D) @RepSinema

DemonSouls (action RPG) by Lakoofuyp https://t.co/KqguL2Pe1l

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Joni Ernst (R) @joniernst

RT @EdTibbetts: .@TerryBranstad touts @joniernst at Davenport event. Says: "Let's retire (Bruce) Braley with Tom Harkin. I think that would be good too."

Joni Ernst (R) @joniernst

RT @BlakeWaggoner: Rather than taking action to make U.S. energy ind. @BruceBraley uses stunt to distract from oppo to Keystone. http://t.co/x0prVS5QZQ #iasen

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Roy Cho (D) @RoyCho5

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RT @TheRock: Fanny pack and lean take it to a whole other level.. #90sRock #WTF #BuffLesbian http://t.co/dyqCDCBEZc

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Chris Murphy (D) @ChrisMurphyCT

About to join @jaketapper to discuss the plane crash in #Ukraine.

Nan Rich (D) @senatornanrich

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Judge declares FL's ban on gay marriage unconstitutional. Scott & @AGPamBondi should embrace #Equality4All families! http://t.co/fs8ckOqx12

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Gus Bilirakis (R) @RepGusBilirakis

Thoughts and prayers to all the victims of #MH17 & their families, including the 23 Americans who lost their lives.

Ted Yoho (R) @RepTedYoho

With so many questions left unknown, my thoughts & prayers are with the victims of #MH17 and their families. Such a horrible tragedy.

Rep. Martha Roby (R) @RepMarthaRoby

Ala. hospital reps. and I agree: Health concerns are already burdensome enough- affording medications should not be. #340B

Tom Cotton (R) @SenTomCotton

Learn more about my bill to de-militarize federal regulatory agencies: http://t.co/Z5bSw3maXF

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John Garamendi (D) @RepGaramendi

The #California State Fair is the place to be! Head over to #CAStateFair before July 27th http://t.co/K5uyFoRwRz

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Jim McDermott (D) @RepJimMcDermott

On July 4th I spoke w @KIRO7Seattle @MoniqueKIRO7 & Veteran/author Karl Marlantes re: my bill on USA veterans crisis http://t.co/hgXvyk4bqO

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Rep Ed Perlmutter (D) @RepPerlmutter

RT @EricESterling: Republican-Controlled House Backs Obama Rules Enabling Marijuana Banking via @HuffPostPol

Gary R. Herbert (R) @GovHerbert

I call upon our congressional delegation to lead the effort to fix #NoChildLeftBehind This is a problem Congress needs to address #uted

Rep. Doug Lamborn (R) @RepDLamborn

Great story by @TODAYshow highlighting the new Terror-Dactyl ride at beautiful Cave of the Winds in Colorado Springs.http://t.co/JZ7SqfOhX3

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Randy Neugebauer (R) @RandyNeugebauer

The evidence is right here in the numbers. I"m working with @HouseGOP to get things done, but now the #SenateMustAct http://t.co/mOqodxjzFG

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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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