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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Larry Bucshon, MD (R) @RepLarryBucshon

RT @INDOTSouthwest: #REMINDER the SR 161 "Blue Bridge" from Spencer Co into Owensboro will have nightly closures April 21 - 25 8pm - 5am CDT

Adam Schiff (D) @RepAdamSchiff

I will be talking with Chris Jansing on MSNBC's @JansingCo at 7:15 am PST/10:15 am EST about the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing.

Susan Brooks (R) @SusanBrooksIN

Wonderful meeting with Marion high school students today! 91% graduation rate! http://t.co/E7PoCEax9c

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Janice Hahn (D) @Rep_JaniceHahn

Congratulations to Dana Middle School and the California Academy of Math and Science on being named 2013 California Distinguished Schools!

Todd Young (R) @ToddYoungIN

I posted 43 photos on Facebook in the album "" http://t.co/WyGtMwml0s

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Rep. Steve Stockman (R) @SteveWorks4You

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RT @revolutionaryma: @SteveWorks4You Thank you Congressman. Texas loves you. Come early, be loud, stay late. Eyes of Texas and Gig'em!

Rep. Steve Stockman (R) @SteveWorks4You

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Suspect thought he could escape in backyard boat after hearing Gore speak on global warming.

Kyrsten Sinema (D) @kyrstensinema

My week on twitter: 99 retweets received, 3 new listings, 64 new followers, 171 mentions. Via: http://t.co/QkqD52ZFxr

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Ed Markey (D) @SenMarkey

RT @NECN: FBI/police press conference right now: http://t.co/5WW0sqym1y

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Rep. Renee Ellmers (R) @RepReneeEllmers

RT @gopconference: RT @SpeakerBoehner: Our thoughts and prayers are with those in West, TX impacted by yesterday’s tragedy. #prayforwest

Lois Capps (D) @RepLoisCapps

In what has sadly and recently become an all too familiar sight the Capitol’s flags are once again at half-mast... http://t.co/YMUPra0ZP0

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Cong. Steven Palazzo (R) @CongPalazzo

@MississippiDem YES BUT I DID IT RESPECTFULLY! I'M SORRY I WAS RAISED TO TAKE OUT THE TRASH. HELLO!

Lois Capps (D) @RepLoisCapps

Thank you to everyone who shared their thoughts on CISPA. I always appreciate getting your views on issues and... http://t.co/oRd34jB68M

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Bill Flores (R) @Flores4Congress

RT @JackAcostaKHOU: JUST IN - new video from news chopper, flying close over what's left of the plant that exploded in West, TX. @khou http://t.co/vfzTjgvSD3

Todd Young (R) @ToddYoungIN

RT @mobrien1: I know this isn't supposed to be funny, but... RT @nwi: Friday's flood fighting drill canceled due to real flooding http://t.co/CvjfUz9dQd

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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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