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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Robert Sarvis 4VaGov (I) @RobertSarvisVA

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RT @ram_fan93059: @RobertSarvisVA @KenCuccinelli but what do u offer as alternative to policies, rather than snarking opponents? @VCUPav

Bernie Sanders (I) @SenSanders

The bankruptcy of Detroit is really the bankruptcy of 30 years of unfettered free trade policy. #Detroit

Ken Cuccinelli (R) @KenCuccinelli

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Photo: http://t.co/xpVcSpfoTC

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Ken Cuccinelli (R) @KenCuccinelli

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Video: Watch the #VBADebate at 11 AM here this morning. http://t.co/smNLbZI3UB

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Ken Cuccinelli (R) @KenCuccinelli

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Video: Watch the #VBADebate here at 11 AM. http://t.co/IfBJmepiTS

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Ken Cuccinelli (R) @KenCuccinelli

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McAuliffe’s Job Creation Claims Have Not Come True - McAuliffe Said He Was Going To Create 2,000 Union Jobs... http://t.co/vhjwubqeV3

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Cuccinelli Press (R) @CuccinelliPress

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Cuccinelli: While work ethic has been passed down in my family, dignity of work is something all Virginians want to share #VBADebate

Joe Garcia (D) @JoeGarcia

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Will be on Al Punto with Congresswoman Iliana Ros on Sunday. http://t.co/FAyA6B4nGz

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Rep. Brad Schneider (D) @RepSchneider

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RT @ChiCityColleges: Thx for the follow, @RepMikeQuigley, and for meeting w/@RepSchneider and us last month to talk #manufacturing & #STEM http://t.co/29RiC762CY

Rep. Jared Huffman (D) @RepHuffman

Today is one year since #Aurora, and the House still hasn't taken action to prevent gun violence.

Adam Schiff (D) @RepAdamSchiff

I'll be talking with @GStephanopoulos on @ABCThisWeek on Sunday about latest in national security, #Syria and #NSA. http://t.co/Fn8UCVShUq

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Mike Thompson (D) @RepThompson

Federal agencies confirm what we’ve always known about the Brown Administration’s BDCP: it’s “biased” & “insufficient”http://t.co/vvBAswj8j1

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Lynn Westmoreland (R) @RepWestmoreland

#FF @PJNET_Blog. Thanks for promoting our conservative message! #PJNET

Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D) @RepLowenthal

I will be speaking on the House floor about H.R. 5, a harmful education bill, in just a few minutes. Tune in: http://t.co/313TyLCffA

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Jackie Speier (D) @RepSpeier

Today, 10 am EST, HASC will hold a hearing on Military Sexual Trauma #MST. Watch live here: http://t.co/a3ow2NC6EJ cc @HASCDemocrats

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Rep. Ron Kind (D) @RepRonKind

My #tbt is my Logan High football picture. Did you play sports when you were younger? Share here and… http://t.co/IJzex9Dlig

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Jeff Denham (R) @RepJeffDenham

RT @MaddyInstitute: Maddy Report Valley Views @KMJNOW @ 9am "Immigration Reform What It Could Mean for CA&the SJV" w/@RepJimCosta @RepJeffDenham @MichaelDoyle10

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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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