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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Rep. Hansen Clarke (D) @RepHansenClarke

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Rep. Hansen Clarke will be paying his respects 4 Detroit marine, new father will have his final salute today http://t.co/7IN7G0r1 via @freep

Steny Hoyer (D) @WhipHoyer

RT @MDMEMA: There are more than 3,100 utility workers actively working to restore power in Maryland with more out of state helpers on the way. #MDStorm

Rep Donna F Edwards (D) @repdonnaedwards

@divasfootball big win 2nite under lights at PG Sports & Learning 45-13 v Pittsburgh. On 2 Boston http://t.co/N1DCMAzO

Blake Farenthold (R) @farenthold

I'm at Letisko M. R. Štefánika | Bratislava Airport (BTS) (Bratislava) http://t.co/7HAw9Yib

Blake Farenthold (R) @farenthold

I'm at Chagall Restaurant (Staré Mesto, Bratislavský kraj) http://t.co/oqGZmF6u

Blake Farenthold (R) @farenthold

I'm at Bratislava (Bratislava, Bratislava Region) http://t.co/vbCljieb

Blake Farenthold (R) @farenthold

I'm at Michalská brána | St. Michael's Gate (Bratislava, Slovakia) http://t.co/RqKTNYdS

Michele Bachmann (R) @TeamBachmann

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
I'm disappointed #SCOTUS thinks gov't knows better than people. I won't stop fighting #Obamacare until is full repeal. RT if you're with me.

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) @RosLehtinen

@lourdes_delrio me entrevistó hoy porq la Cámara aprobó ley q ahorrará más $ a los estudiantes.

Loretta Sanchez (D) @LorettaSanchez

I uploaded a @YouTube video http://t.co/N8yrEQca Call Me Maybe - Rep. Loretta Sanchez 2012 Summer Intern Proj

Pat Roberts (R) @SenPatRoberts

RT @Jschieder: @SenPatRoberts I got through almost 3 years of college. #1000Days

Senator Rand Paul (R) @RandPaul

On the #Senate floor, I waived a point of order that would require the Senate to read the bills before passage. http://t.co/PKqSRSCa

JohnCornyn (R) @JohnCornyn

I enjoy this website; maybe you will too. http://t.co/HuMNV5hl

John Kline (R) @repjohnkline

In my e-mail survey yesterday, 63% of constituents want #FullRepeal of #ObamaCare. Share your thoughts here: http://t.co/oHs6ZAMD #stribpol

Congressman Sam Farr (D) @RepSamFarr

@TjBooten CNN announced this morning that SCOTUS struck down health care law. Took 8 mins for them to get it right.

Mark Warner (D) @MarkWarner

RT @AARPTech: Thinking we like this. RT @MarkWarner: Sen. Warner amends farm bill to increase rural #broadband access: http://t.co/iNWl4HD3

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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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