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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Chaka Fattah (D) @chakafattah

@ReWalk_Robotics Here is a older #TBThursday Picture with @ReWalk_Robotics at @MossRehab in 2009 .A successful investment by @birdfoundation

Tim Scott (R) @SenatorTimScott

Looking forward to this morning's keynote speech on eliminating poverty. You can watch here: http://t.co/SZsLH5vXQ7 #OpportunityAgenda

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Colleen Hanabusa (D) @RepHanabusa

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Some adorable constituents came trick-or-treating by my Honolulu office today. Have a fun&safe Halloween, everyone! http://t.co/Ow8FfbSDZy

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Senator Mazie Hirono (D) @maziehirono

Look Whoooo stopped by my office to trick or treat! Cute owls from Rainbow Preschool! Happy & safe Halloween to all! http://t.co/Gedu8fqVGB

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Adam Schiff (D) @RepAdamSchiff

A prankster defaced my desk, but I’m not worried. Stanford winning #BigGame will be payback enough! #StandfordvsCal http://t.co/5RFDUoDQGd

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Bill Flores (R) @Flores4Congress

We honor the 27 students who lost their lives in the bonfire tragedy by living to embody @TAMU's core values RT @TAMU http://t.co/05aDzsY93f

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Rep. Keith Ellison (D) @keithellison

We increase the likelihood of expanding human rights in Iran by supporting the P5+1 talks. Congress should not undermine those talks.

Rep. Steve Stockman (R) @SteveWorks4You

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I was happy to speak @Isrl4Evr & @EMET4u Congressional briefing: 'Israel: A Safe Haven for Christians in the Middle East' #Israel #BDSFail

Kevin McCarthy (R) @GOPLeader

The 2015 House calendar is now available: http://t.co/A9s03NyTiF

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Rep. Robert Aderholt (R) @Robert_Aderholt

After work inspired generations Alabama treasure Harper Lee, author of 'To Kill a Mockingbird', dies at 103: http://t.co/8ZIMQz1ste

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Devin Nunes (R) @DevinNunes

Humbled and honored today to have been appointed next Chairman of the Intel Committee. Statements by Speaker Boehner, me, and Chairman...

Ed Royce (R) @RepEdRoyce

It was a privalege to welcome the #FlyingTigers Historical Org. to the Capitol last week to honor these heroes. http://t.co/q7IfIwZWcW

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Senator John Boozman (R) @JohnBoozman

Joined @RepRickCrawford in letter to @SecKerry urging level playing field for American rice producers in Iraqi market http://t.co/lOhj0MAQWr

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Billy Long (R) @auctnr1

So who's taking Kelle? Who's taking me?

Mary Landrieu (D) @MaryLandrieu

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1. This resource will be produced 2. This product will be moved to refineries. 3. These heavy oils will be exported. #KXL

Inhofe Press Office (R) @InhofePress

EXCLUSIVE: Senator Inhofe voted in favor of the #KeystoneXL

Dina Titus (D) @repdinatitus

"Mr. President, be brave, go big, go bold, & go now" on executive action to keep immigrant families together. http://t.co/O9dghclwEx

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Kevin McCarthy (R) @GOPLeader

RT @HouseGOP: Dems continue to say 'no' to #jobs & energy. RT @thehill: Reid: Obama should veto #KeystoneXL: http://t.co/k8wCVNYsli

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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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