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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Chaka Fattah (D) @chakafattah

Great Story ,a part of the history of a Great People .Thanks Lee Daniels ! @LeeDanielsTheButler@Oprah@ForestWhitaker

Pedro Pierluisi (D) @pedropierluisi

Todos a apoyar a nuestra Mónica en el New Haven Open - #PicaPower!!

Pedro Pierluisi (D) @pedropierluisi

Todos a apoyar a nuestra Mónica - #PicaPower!!

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Edward Lindsey (R) @edlindsey14

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
A great time at the @fultongop Bucksprings breakfast this morning. #ga11 #gagop.

Ann Wagner (R) @RepAnnWagner

This new NFL "bag" policy to search women's purses is a huge inconvenience and a violation of our privacy. This will not stand! #GoRams

Todd Young (R) @ToddYoungIN

Join us for Todd's birthday http://t.co/j9fdV0PdfM

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Niki Tsongas (D) @nikiinthehouse

Did a comma start a fight between #Kerouac and #Burroughs? Find out here! http://t.co/5udEeB0qlA

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Kelly Ayotte (R) @KellyAyotte

Great to be with Coos County Attorney John McCormick today running 5K for Child a

Team Mitch (R) @Team_Mitch

I appreciate the endorsement, Matthew! I will continue to be a conservative leader for Kentucky in the Senate. http://t.co/6eIdngA1zb

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Barbara Buono (D) @BarbaraBuono

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On a Friday @ 6 pm @GovChristie vetoed 3 bills designed to prevent gun violence & keep our children safe. Time for a change.

Dave Joyce (R) @DaveJoyceOH14

Are you appalled by the special exemptions made for Congress w/ the new healthcare law? #DC ttp://join.joyceforcongress.com/fair-to-all-2/

Bruce Braley (D) @BruceBraley

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Thanks to Diane Stone & Darlene Espy for taking care of us at Country Cottage Cafe. http://t.co/AlS9Rm3sFI

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Kelly Ayotte (R) @KellyAyotte

Thanks to 18 year NH Park + Rec http://t.co/DDZLoFgTeo

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Sen. McConnell Press (R) @McConnellPress

RT @ConcernedVets: Senator Mitch McConnell: @DeptVetAffairs claims backlog is a ‘national disgrace’. RT if you agree! http://t.co/te088Fii9I

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Tulsi Gabbard (D) @TulsiGabbard

RT @Oahudemocrats: Congrats to @tulsigabbard on getting @BarackObama signature on your first bill HR1344; Helping Heroes Fly Act!

Johnny Isakson (R) @SenatorIsakson

Thank you for joining me! “@ceasarcmitchell: Thank you @senatorisakson for the invitation to join you at the #SOTU http://t.co/ID0wSIE3

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Corrine Brown (D) @RepCorrineBrown

RT @donnabrazile: As we prepare to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the historic 1963 March on Washington, let's use this time to teach, heal and empower!

Rep. Steve Stockman (R) @SteveWorks4You

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I run this account. If you were offended, I'm sorry. I was mocking a murderer I have no respect for. - Donny Ferguson.

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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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