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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Mike Honda (D) @mikehonda17

Shocked and disappointed by the verdict in the Zimmerman trial. We still have a long way to go as a nation. #NoJusticeForTrayvonMartin

Todd Young (R) @ToddYoungIN

RT @AP: BREAKING: Jury acquits George Zimmerman of second-degree murder in shooting of Trayvon Martin -RJJ

John Barrow (D) @repjohnbarrow

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Follow @NWSCharlestonSC for updates on the dam in Screven County. Direct message if you're having any issues in the #ga12 area.

Rep. Steve Stockman (R) @SteveWorks4You

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The Texas Senate has passd #HB2 on third reading. A victory for human rights. Ends late-term abortions, guarantees safe clinics for women.

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Loretta Sanchez (D) @LorettaSanchez

Why We've Got to Get to the Table: http://t.co/1WGMM1YZQZ via @YouTube

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Paul Tonko (D) @RepPaulTonko

Rep. Tonko's DC pdate: July 12, 2013: http://t.co/3pKNA5lEuR via @YouTube

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Todd Young (R) @ToddYoungIN

RT @NRCC: Check out "Living Under #ObamaCare" to learn about the nation-wide negative effects of the law & share your story. http://t.co/MyUbiFaWnf  

Steve Pearce (R) @RepStevePearce

209 days ago today, Vice President Aaron Burr shot and killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel.

Jackie Speier (D) @RepSpeier

#DidYouKnow Today is 165th anniversary of Seneca Fall Convention, birth of US #WomensRights movement. #OnThisDay

Rep. Jim McGovern (D) @RepMcGovern

Great visit. Thank you for hoating, and for all you do for our community! @AmherstSurvival

Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D) @RepTerriSewell

Enjoyed being with my constituents at my "Congress in Your Community" town hall in Tuscaloosa today. http://t.co/8aB4HvF0uz

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Rep. Roger Williams (R) @RepRWilliams

Joined @JohnB_Newsmax yesterday to discuss the #IRS, immigration reform, and other hot topics. Catch it here: http://t.co/bywzbyHn0F

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Thom Tillis (R) @ThomTillis

Excellent read from @GroverNorquist & @patrickmgleason on what we're trying to accomplish in North Carolina: http://t.co/nqvMxAWNiO

Rep. Adam Smith (D) @RepAdamSmith

RT @CAPAC: Engage a @CAPAC Member of Congress TOMORROW @ 2PM EST. Tweet your #immigration questions to #AskCAPAC now!

Luis Fortuño (R) @luisfortuno51

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Today I will be the keynote speaker 11AM at a conference by @Brookings. Follow us live http://t.co/Jw39lznXtL or using #CanDoStates.

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Congressman Sam Farr (D) @RepSamFarr

When you take away the people who need the food, you take away the purpose of agriculture. http://t.co/rl0aMWlQ6i #FarmBill #SNAP

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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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