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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Fred Upton (R) @RepFredUpton

I urge the Senate & POTUS to act promptly in support of @boblatta's bipartisan Drinking Water Protection Act http://t.co/15lbyrykG5

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Glenn 'GT' Thompson (R) @CongressmanGT

Way to go @penn_state! $13,026,653.23 raised to help fight pediatric cancer! #THON2015 http://t.co/stouCBy7wH http://t.co/H3fAnUMlvF

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Steve Stivers (R) @RepSteveStivers

TONIGHT live from Wilmington Governor @JohnKasich will give the #StateOfTheState at 7pm, so be sure tune in! #Ohio

John Conyers (D) @repjohnconyers

I applaud @BarackObama for putting our #environment & health 1st, ahead of corporate interests by vetoing #KeystoneXL http://t.co/YUcdzsJVqB

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Andrew Cuomo (D) @NYGovCuomo

I applaud @NYSLabor’s action to raise minimum wage for tipped workers to $7.50, the highest in the nation: http://t.co/7TAfbAijQO

Steve King (R) @SteveKingIA

Ted Cruz gets this Loretta Lynch op-ed irrefutably right. My thoughts exactly. Congratulations on an excellent piece. http://t.co/D2Ct3NHY4M

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Rep. Diana DeGette (D) @RepDianaDeGette

For 35 years as publisher of @ColoStatesman, Jody Strogoff has been a vital voice in #COpolitics. I wish her the best in her next adventure.

Doug Collins (R) @RepDougCollins

Touring Life Pregnancy Crisis Center Using counseling, classes and #Bible study, the Center provides help and... http://t.co/90K7d0prEO

McCaskill Office (D) @McCaskillOffice

@dcwater yes it seems to be working now. Thank you!

Dave Joyce (R) @RepDaveJoyce

RT @Imsimplygravy: Thanks @RepDaveJoyce for being a @NoLabelsOrg #ProblemSolver. I'm proud you are part of the solution in Washington.

Rep. Marc Veasey (D) @RepVeasey

RT @NancyPelosi: Amen! "It’s our time to have wage equality once and for all in the United States of America." - Patricia Arquette #Oscars #WomenSucceed

Rep. Lois Frankel (D) @RepLoisFrankel

Honored to speak at this morning's special breakfast event celebrating #BlackHistoryMonth http://t.co/l6JNJbgT7V

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Governor Mike Pence (R) @GovPenceIN

I'll talk IN's accomplishments w/@johnrobertsFox on @FoxNewsSunday just before 9:30 am EST today. Tune in! #AStatethatWorks

Dina Titus (D) @dinatitus

RT @dphishin: @joshtpm @scotrutledge @BuzzFeedAndrew Netflix, Josh. Or just YouTube, if you don't want to watch the whole movie: http://t.co/UiDcGI762e

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Rod Blum (R) @BlumforCongress

RT @RodBlum: 2 yr old Vivian is fired up for the UNI game today! http://t.co/AxsUnZYd28

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David Perdue (R) @Perduesenate

RT @IsraeliPM: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met today with US Senator David Perdue. http://t.co/LkbIhwlbnu http://t.co/Zd8UeO0L1J

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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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