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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Steve Cohen (D) @RepCohen

@sybilll so sweetly expressed .

Bernie Sanders (I) @SenSanders

RT @ThisWeekABC: Is @SenSanders going to run for president? We'll have an interview with him Sunday on #ThisWeek.

Gov. Robert Bentley (R) @GovernorBentley

.@NWSHuntsville has issued a Local Area Emergency message for several counties. http://t.co/GyPHHtYzUo area emergency #ALWX @AlabamaEMA

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Andrew Cuomo (D) @NYGovCuomo

We brought the #NYOpportunity agenda to Brooklyn, addressed key issues affecting the borough: http://t.co/5Cgk6RlQCa http://t.co/SRT9Ud2yYs

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Change Maryland (R) @ChangeMaryland

RT @LarryHogan: #tbt: My beautiful granddaughter Daniella & I! Proud to do my part to make MD better for her generation &many to come http://t.co/i8pgHrHw5x

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JudgeCarter (R) @JudgeCarter

The House acted to pass a bill to fully fund the #DHS & to stop unlawful amnesty actions it’s the Senates turn to act http://t.co/bWTgf0hLbS

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Dina Titus (D) @dinatitus

@reviewjournal Rudy Giuliani loves lamp.

Dean Heller (R) @SenDeanHeller

#tbt to last year when I visited Cowboy Joe's in Winnemucca. http://t.co/P0Xzc5qloK

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Ted Cruz (R) @tedcruz

RT @TXAG: AG @KenPaxtonTX will hold a joint press conference w/ @GregAbbott_TX, @DanPatrick, @TedCruz @ 4 pm CT. Watch: http://t.co/ii0qwiLiWk #txlege

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Dan Malloy (D) @DanMalloyCT

DM: "We need to explain what it can mean for them – for their quality of life, and for the economic health of their state.” #smrtchoices

MichelleLujanGrisham (D) @RepLujanGrisham

Mobile Office Hours today are at North Valley Senior Center from 9 am – 10 am. Stop by and see how my staff can help you.

Rep Robert Pittenger (R) @reppittenger

Meanwhile our President is in today denial of the threat of a nuclear Iran

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Larry Bucshon, MD (R) @RepLarryBucshon

REMINDER: A member of my staff will hold office hours tomorrow in Sullivan County from 9–10:30 am ET at the Sullivan Co. Courthouse. #IN08

TimHuelskamp (R) @TimHuelskamp

Had a great time visiting with everyone Liberal at Pancake Days. #LiberalKS #PancakeDay http://t.co/7fLoMMo91o

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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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