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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Team Whitfield (R) @TeamWhitfieldKY

What an exciting invention! Would you take a ride? http://t.co/pwJ5iPTEyH

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Congressman Tim Ryan (D) @RepTimRyan

I bet @RepPeterDeFazio (OR) on the National Championship. If the #Bucks win Ill get Oregon wine & if #Ducks win Ill give @jenisicecreams

Jan Schakowsky (D) @janschakowsky

My heart goes out to victims of the heinous attacks in #Paris. These targeted killings are unacceptable & we stand strongly against them.

Rep. Keith Ellison (D) @keithellison

I would support a trade deal that supports working families, but the Trans-Pacific a Partnership is not that deal #NoFastTrack

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Mike Bishop (R) @MikeBishopMI

Honored to preside over House activity today in the Temple of Democracy. http://t.co/Ly667qJvvn

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Sen. Patrick Leahy (D) @SenatorLeahy

10yr ago Marcelle & I marked 400 Samuel de Champlain anniv. in Canada on replica canal scooner Lois McClure Today I met Lois’ granddaughters

Mark Kirk (R) @SenatorKirk

RT @BillCassidy: President is threatening to veto Keystone pipeline. We need him to work for Americans and with Congress to advance jobs and energy projects

Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D) @RepJoeKennedy

Honored to be appointed to Subcommittees on Energy; Commerce, Manufacturing + Trade; & Oversight on influential @EnergyCommerce Cmte.

Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D) @RepCardenas

Senator Barbara Boxer, on behalf of Angelenos and all Californians, thank you for advocating for the defense of... http://t.co/fhQ47XdA7M

Dina Titus (D) @dinatitus

Happy Birthday to the King of Rock n Roll. @ElvisPresley spent 7 years & preformed over 700 shows in #LasVegas http://t.co/Rfj9coMGxB

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Senator Jack Reed (D) @SenJackReed

It’s cold outside, but never too early to start planning for summer in #RI. 2015 @Newportfolkfest tix available today starting at 10 AM.

Lou Barletta (R) @loubarletta

Thank you to FAIR for their support for our legislation. This is the strongest proposal yet to stop President Obama’s amnesty in its tracks.

Gregg Harper (R) @GreggHarper

Please help those affected by Christmas season tornadoes part by visiting http://t.co/UgwJ1CpeuB. http://t.co/jXnDvQjuJF

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Brad Ashford (D) @BradAshford16

My official Congressional Twitter account is live! Please follow @RepBradAshford for updates from our office.

US Rep Kathy Castor (D) @USRepKCastor

Why not devote $ to kids' health instead? "#FL seeks funds 4 lawyers tofight fed ruling that state denies care"://tbtim.es/cj1” @FloridaAAP

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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.

While we may no longer be able to publish deleted tweets, we're still working hard to advocate for more and better open data and to create tools that promote transparency and hold our government accountable.

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