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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Grace Meng (D) @RepGraceMeng

RT @AJCGlobal: Thank you to @repgracemeng for her outspoken support for #Israel http://t.co/AbgaNhgwn4

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Jim Bridenstine (R) @RepJBridenstine

Are 1600 added IRS agents going to add care to your health? #FairnessForAll

Rep. Peter Welch (D) @WelchForVT

Stay Tuned: Peter will be live on @BashirLive at 4:50pm to discuss #Syria. @msnbc #vtpoli

Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R) @SDGovDaugaard

RT @ArgusMontgomery: It's moments like these when we should all think back on the bravery of George Washington.

John Kasich (R) @JohnKasich

At last count, 30 statements of support from biz/local leaders, from north to south, for Gov. Kasich's TRAC plan. http://t.co/JFSI5QTjSR

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Gary R. Herbert (R) @GovHerbert

There is tremendous variation across the U.S. in the extent to which kids can rise out of #poverty, study shows #UT as a great place to live

Joe Kennedy (D) @joekennedy

We need Ed Markey in the Senate. Help him across the finish line by signing up to canvass or phone bank here: http://t.co/pT0i6WI8Lu

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John Lewis (D) @repjohnlewis

@kateleth @thatrobin wish you could have cat-sit our little dude this weekend! he was lonely

Joe Garcia (D) @JoeGarcia

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B-fast at Cracker Barrel with Councilman Maldonado. http://t.co/V8uipsRxAt

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Joe Garcia (D) @JoeGarcia

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http://t.co/YUGd1HKqYZ

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Joe Garcia (D) @JoeGarcia

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http://t.co/SQzgNLCOtp

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Rep. Renee Ellmers (R) @RepReneeEllmers

Did you know that #Coal is responsible for more than 760,000 #jobs? http://t.co/td2o7EOzIm #AffordableEnergy #4jobs

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John Boehner (R) @johnboehner

Coal is responsible for 760,000 U.S. jobs http://t.co/FEN5W4pV6c // White House advisor says a war on them is “exactly what is needed”

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Jackie Walorski (R) @StandWithJackie

Pictures posted on our Facebook page from yesterday's huge parade in Elkhart! http://t.co/seX90QWRPa

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Robert Sarvis 4VaGov (I) @RobertSarvisVA

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RT @NBC29: Former students from a Waynesboro high school are celebrating its history as the city's African-American high school. http://t.co/Mf5Q8HXV1U

Joe Garcia (D) @JoeGarcia

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Helen is now a believer in Robert is Here! http://t.co/M5CYbKuC4U

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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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