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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Robert Dold (R) @ROBERTDOLD

I toured @PresenceHealth in Des Plaines to learn about the role TeleHealth can play in the future of #healthcare. http://t.co/8gtOFGtAR4

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Rep. Dan Kildee (D) @RepDanKildee

Holding Coffee Hours tomorrow in Flint at @GoodBeansCafe from 8 – 9:30 am. Hope to see you there! http://t.co/tEIUKU9G8U

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TimHuelskamp (R) @TimHuelskamp

The RNC emailed asking for 2016 platform input. Why bother – they seem to be ignoring the 2012 platform support... http://t.co/h3R2F5u5Ln

Gwen Graham (D) @GwenForCongress

I’m dedicated to protecting our farming heritage & making sure young farmers are able to stay & work in our community http://t.co/PmpEGzczHb

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Mark Takano (D) @RepMarkTakano

RT @ChadPergram: Pelosi joins 181 Hse D's filing brief on behalf of admin on immigration executive action in appeal.

Gwen Moore (D) @RepGwenMoore

Today’s lineup for @Brewers season opener? 1) Cold Beverage, 2) Nachos, & hitting cleanup 3) Brats #BrewersOpener #OpeningDay #BrewersNation

Diane Black (R) @RepDianeBlack

What a fun time visiting with kindergarten students today at Algood Elementary School! #TN06 http://t.co/U3YTGa71K2

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Rep. Chris Stewart (R) @RepChrisStewart

I'll be on Good Things Utah this morning sharing a family recipe with my daughter. Tune in! @ABC4GTU #utpol

Reid Ribble (R) @RepRibble

@AaronRogers12 Thanks for supporting UW and being such a great fan! #MakeEmBelieve #Badgers

Senator Jon Tester (D) @SenatorTester

RT @HeadBallCoachSC: What a great year by @dawnstaley and her Gamecocks. That's the type of program we're all striving to be.

Reid Ribble (R) @reidribble

RT @AP: BREAKING: Kentucky's perfect season ends; Wisconsin reaches NCAA title game against Duke.

John McCain (R) @SenJohnMcCain

Glad celebrate w/ ppl of Mohave Cnty as @azgfd & @USFWSHQ finalized trout stocking agreement - big win for #Arizona http://t.co/NPqqPn1D3I

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Pedro Pierluisi (D) @pedropierluisi

Homeland Security asigna $3.7 millones adicionales para fortalecer seguridad pública en PR. Invito al gobierno local a solicitarlos.

Andrew Cuomo (D) @NYGovCuomo

Passover is a story of fierce determination that has inspired generations. My best wishes for a happy Passover: http://t.co/X0N9vOxKOg

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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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