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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Rep. Marc Veasey (D) @RepVeasey

Next #COYC will be next Saturday, April 11, in Grand Prairie. Come meet my staff & me! http://t.co/b6sPotWOaV

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Senator Mazie Hirono (D) @maziehirono

In Hilo today, @USDA Dep. Sec. Harden & I had a productive meeting at DKI PBARC. http://t.co/d8IxEmdfHw

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Mark Takano (D) @RepMarkTakano

Love the new multiracial emojis! https://t.co/HC82wC3YLE

Phil Bryant (R) @PhilBryantMS

This afternoon we broke ground on the new MGCCC Nursing and Simulation Center at the William Carey Tradition Campus http://t.co/uXV4KeuQcI

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Richard Blumenthal (D) @SenBlumenthal

Congrats to the UCONN women for their gritty performance last night, and their 3rd championship in a row! http://t.co/U9E3nPNECm

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Bernie Sanders (I) @SenSanders

Coming up at 11:15amET Sen. Sanders will be on @HuffPostLive talking with @AlyonaMink. Watch live: http://t.co/kn6d8Peb5N

Gregg Harper (R) @GreggHarper

National Association of Manufacturers Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence http://t.co/v4nPtGyj2c

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Robert Dold (R) @ROBERTDOLD

Last night I held my Animal Welfare Advisory Board meeting. Working to improve animal health and safety in #IL10. http://t.co/GsvBPiAbNL

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Douglas Collins (R) @Douglas_Collins

The internet doesn't need to be fixed by the same people who gave us the deeply flawed #Obamacare website. Join... http://t.co/Ktx9XNYg0V

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Lou Barletta (R) @loubarletta

World War II double ace J. Barry Lawler http://t.co/M0tSs0Xu3H

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Team Whitfield (R) @TeamWhitfieldKY

It is Congress' duty to review and approve any deal that President #Obama reaches with #Iran. http://t.co/O0XBoL0th0

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Blake Farenthold (R) @farenthold

Traveling w/ @Transport's @RepBillShustser looking for ways to maintain & improve our infrastructure. #PAroadshow http://t.co/F3Thp3njlf

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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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