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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Congressman Tom Rice (R) @RepTomRice

"May ur troubles be less & ur blessings be more & nothing but happiness come through ur door."Happy St.Patrick's Day http://t.co/PKkDh5bwj6

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Ellison for Congress (D) @EllisonCampaign

I picked #Virginia to cut down the nets! Who's in your bracket? #bracket http://t.co/bPhGRArhBY

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Adam Kinzinger (R) @RepKinzinger

Speaking with "Big" John Howell on @wlsam890 - tune in here http://t.co/cGSLf3zxJ9

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Adam Kinzinger (R) @RepKinzinger

Getting ready to speak with Dan and Amy on @wlsam890 - tune in or listen online at http://t.co/Ih6royZHqX

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Steve Chabot (R) @RepSteveChabot

RT @TorresJ107: Small Business Committee Chair @RepSteveChabot speaks to America's SBDC at our opening reception on the Hill. @SBDCLosAngeles

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John Fleming (R) @RepFleming

Tune in to "Your World" with @TeamCavuto today at 3pm CT to hear me talk about the upcoming budget.

Senator Rubio Press (R) @SenRubioPress

MEDIA ADVISORY: Rubio To Chair Senate Hearing On Venezuela Tomorrow: http://t.co/Ytu9DK4vU5

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Seth Moulton (D) @sethmoulton

RT @RepKenGordon: "Proud of my Rep! "@sethmoulton: MT Proud to stand with you! MT @Urena @JoanBurton @OutVets http://t.co/1X4OKfCdbq

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Billy Long (R) @auctnr1

NYTimes — Breaking National & World News by The New York Times #g to # #lnobtthnl m#lubbCompanyhhtggoitouito http://t.co/Kl9UO1V2ec

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Chris Murphy (D) @ChrisMurphyCT

Just a few highlights from the #NewHaven St. Patrick's Day Parade. @NHSPDParade http://t.co/eyeSV2LXJg

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D Wasserman Schultz (D) @DWStweets

�� RT @TheDemocrats: Rand Paul may be speaking at @sxsw, but his agenda couldn’t be less cool. #Randering #randsxsw http://t.co/qdcP2Sv1Ai

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Eliot Engel (D) @RepEliotEngel

RT @JeffreyDinowitz: Pleased to support the great efforts of the Riverdale JCRC this year! @RepEliotEngel @scottmstringer @AndrewCohenNYC http://t.co/jSF4Z4lCfc

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Donna Edwards (D) @DonnaFEdwards

Glad to meet with @OFA_MD to talk about the importance of organizing! http://t.co/0g4X7xVSEe

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Chris Murphy (D) @ChrisMurphyCT

So impressed by the student projects at the @ctsciencefair. Congratulations to all the participants #csef2015 http://t.co/Q8G9qUh1wS

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Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D) @repcleaver

Great news out of the Claycomo @Ford plant today - 5000 new #jobs are coming to Missouri's Fifth District. http://t.co/KqFJ8pwK2R

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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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