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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Glenn 'GT' Thompson (R) @CongressmanGT

RT @EdWorkforce: E+W members are ready to replace #NCLB, help every child access an excellent education https://t.co/Ylo5g8lgdb

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Adam Schiff (D) @RepAdamSchiff

Talking with @chrislhayes on MSNBC about need for Congress to debate & vote on an authorization to combat #ISIL at 8:45 pm EST/5:45 pm PST.

John McCain (R) @SenJohnMcCain

Sent letter w/ @JeffFlake urging @SenShelby to hold Senate hearing re: access to banking services on US-Mexico border http://t.co/ttQsihdUWd

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Congressman Sam Farr (D) @RepSamFarr

Great news: @AppIeOfflciaI will build an $850M solar farm here on the Central Coast! #CleanEnergy #GreenJobs http://t.co/7w6uxBujqQ

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Tom Cotton (R) @SenTomCotton

Great meeting with members of @stbernards this afternoon. Thanks for stopping by! http://t.co/bj6tdQZaev

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Rep. Scott Peters (D) @RepScottPeters

Tax season is around the corner! Find out about free tax services available to #CA52 residents:http://t.co/uLJq5ylRyR http://t.co/9RXSW7fw0Q

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Mike Bishop (R) @MikeBishopMI

2 mins watching Grammy red carpet confirms just how shallow Hollywood and the music industry really is.

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Sen. James Lankford (R) @SenatorLankford

RT @LtGovToddLamb: I just returned from Trooper Dees funeral. He personified faith and service. Please keep his family in your prayers.

Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) @MayorBowser

Live in Ward 7? Need to get certified for #MBSYEP2015? No worries, join @MBSYEP at @does_dc HQ 4058 Minnesota Ave, NE, Tues Feb 10th, 4-7pm!

ReElect Hank (D) @ReElectHank

Thanks to @CREDOMobile for mobilizing over 50,000 for the #NoJusticeNoMoney movement. http://t.co/JSaYMC3x8L

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Senator Hatch Office (R) @SenOrrinHatch

Photo: A telegram of Ronald Reagan's 1976 endorsement of Hatch, Reagan's first and only only primary endorsement. http://t.co/bcqODf5XdK

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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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