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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Bernie Sanders (I) @SenSanders

RT @SenateBudget: Sanders Statement: “The president’s budget begins to move us in the right direction.” http://t.co/mlcIcp9jXb

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David Young (IA-3) (R) @RepDavidYoung

President Obama's #budget raises taxes, increases spending and does not balance. Read my full statement here: http://t.co/NF9eMkMLa4 #IA03

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Steve Cohen (D) @RepCohen

Each #BlackHistoryMonth, we celebrate contributions (scientific, cultural, etc) African-Americans have made to USA http://t.co/jvXfNuiAbr

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Susana Martinez (R) @Gov_Martinez

I just donated to Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy Boston 2015. Please check out this amazing cause right now. https://t.co/kL9cdNN9CG

Susana Martinez (R) @Gov_Martinez

Proud to give Noodles $10K from my privately-funded inaugural committee to @HGPinkPack created by the @hgreenwood3 family to fight cancer!

David N. Cicilline (D) @davidcicilline

Looking to help out during the winter storm. @Serve_RI needs volunteers to help shovel snow. Sign up here: https://t.co/JnqssCyFFu

Governor Christie (R) @GovChristie

RT @NJTRANSIT: All #NLR service is starting and ending at Branchbrook Park Station due icing in a switch east of Grove Street Station.

Rep. Frank Guinta (R) @RepFrankGuinta

RT @GovernorHassan: As the Pats are about to kick off, the state prepares for tomorrow's storm. The EOC will open at 8 am tomorrow. https://t.co/jUi75HtFmA

Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R) @SDGovDaugaard

RT @RepKristiNoem: .@Daktronics products have been in every #SuperBowl for the last decade. @CBSSunday is featuring this SD biz on tomorrow’s show. Tune in!

Jan Schakowsky (D) @janschakowsky

Did you know that 80 years today, Ida May Fuller of Vermont got the first #SocialSecurity 80 years ago today? VIDEO: https://t.co/fcivzsIHVY

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TimHuelskamp (R) @TimHuelskamp

Enjoying Kansas GOP State Convention. http://t.co/jytjw3LAVN

Dina Titus (D) @repdinatitus

RT @MikeFloresLV: .@repdinatitus has stopped by @CSNCoyote to present a Congressional recognition to Dr. Meacham http://t.co/PUnrVg5ew0

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Tammy Duckworth (D) @TammyforIL

RT @RahmEmanuel: Thank you to my good friend @RepDuckworth—and her beautiful daughter—for helping kickoff Women for Rahm today. — RE http://t.co/n1dL3ACz58

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Gina Raimondo (D) @GinaRaimondo

RT @tfgreenairport: @tfgreenairport TACV service from Rhode Island to Cape Verde is official. Flights take off in June. #travel #praia http://t.co/bTwlzs08ld

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The White House (D) @WhiteHouse

President Obama just spoke on his #PrecisionMedicine Initiative & it's trending in the U.S. → http://t.co/RRARGuCBWY http://t.co/jLKMEEAj42

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Mark Meadows (R) @RepMarkMeadows

RT @HouseForeign: Check out our website for news, schedule, and other info. @RepMarkMeadows is in Member Spotlight. http://t.co/i3dcMa6ppv

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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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