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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Andrew Cuomo (D) @NYGovCuomo

RT @BuildTheBridge: Transportation hearings have begun in Westchester - @NYGovCuomo plan for the new Tappan Zee Bridge on the agenda.... http://t.co/nMuE0FFa

Governor Chafee (D) @LincolnChafee

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Governor Chafee has ordered U.S. and state flags to half-staff from sunrise to sunset tomorrow 8/31 to honor the memory of Neil Armstrong

Luis Fortuño (R) @luisfortuno51

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Con mi grandioso partido!!!!!! @luisfortuno51 @pnp_pr http://t.co/rkE53pAu

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Rep. Gene Green (D) @RepGeneGreen

Proud to be a supporter of HoustonWorks and congratulate them on a $1.1 million grant from the Dept Of Labor http://t.co/X3dHGFyX

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Blake Farenthold (R) @farenthold

Watch One World Trade Center rise from the ground to mark the New York skyline as a symbol of American resilience http://t.co/SbiJR0fE

Eleanor H. Norton (D) @EleanorNorton

Every seat filled as people wait for Bill Clinton.

Eleanor H. Norton (D) @EleanorNorton

Bill Clinton is no politician- he is a great and brilliant teacher.

Jan Schakowsky (D) @janschakowsky

Today is 1st anniversary we can thank service members & President Obama for the death of Osama bin Laden, mastermind of the #Sept11 attacks

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Tom Rooney (R) @TomRooney

Got leftover pulled pork? Make carnitas burritos! http://t.co/HcdJGTZ3 #BBQ #recipe #howtogrill

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Rep Phil Gingrey, MD (R) @RepPhilGingrey

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Cream soda is life. The rest is details. #MondayMotivation

Rep Phil Gingrey, MD (R) @RepPhilGingrey

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Well this day just turned around for me. WOOOHHOOOOOO

Darrell Issa (R) @DarrellIssa

Going to share some clips in preparation for @jasoninthehouse wednesday hearing on abuse at afghan prison. INFO: http://t.co/RiAIZiLE

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Adam Schiff (D) @RepAdamSchiff

RT @MontrosePatch: Patch exclusive: @RepAdamSchiff responds to President Barack Obama's #DNC speech http://t.co/ZaB3RaLY @patrickboland

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Gov. Jack Markell (D) @GovernorMarkell

Joined my friends earlier at the @thelatincenter to proclaim Hispanic Heritage Month in Delaware. http://t.co/98Ty8wau

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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) @RosLehtinen

RT @ForeignAffGOP: Apparently is takes an act of Congress to convince the Administration that the Haqqani network is an extremist group http://t.co/GQYdQlgI

Steve Pearce (R) @RepStevePearce

Want to order a #US Flag? I can help. http://t.co/w3rBQr4L has information. #NM #NM02

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Blumenauer Media (D) @BlumenauerMedia

@sarahmirk I left a *slightly* less mysterious message on your VM. Hoping to let Blogtowners know about food cart "cash mob" tomorrow.

US Rep E.B.Johnson (D) @RepEBJ

I uploaded a @YouTube video http://t.co/u2uTmefM Support Middle Class Tax Cuts ! - A Mssage from Congresswoma

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Dr. Joe Heck (R) @Heck4Nevada

Great tour of The Range 702 on - elevating shooting sports to a whole new level while investing in the community and creating #jobs!

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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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