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. Joe Kennedy III (D) @RepJoeKennedy

i'll give you an extension! end of wk? MT @jaketapper: was covering Israel/Gaza when you issued me the #IceBucketChallenge. did it expire?

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Pete Sessions (R) @PeteSessions

Thanks for the nomination Roy Bailey! I gladly accept the #IceBucketChallenge to #StrikeOutALS. https://t.co/ANHZbOriqW

Kyrsten Sinema (D) @RepSinema

RT @coreywoodstempe: @RepSinema You called me out I accepted the @ALSAZ #IceBucketChallenge @FredDuVal Will you accept the challenge??? https://t.co/c2b0CVlphm

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Mark Meadows (R) @RepMarkMeadows

I took the #ALS #IceBucketChallenge to combat Lou Gehrig's disease. I call on @Jim_Jordan & @seanhannity to join me! http://t.co/OAAlHEm5gt

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Manan Trivedi (D) @MananTrivedi

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Video of my #ALSIceBucketChallenge. I now challenge @Bob_Casey @SenJudySchwank and Maulik Trivedi. You ... http://t.co/QGUHEwUhas

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John Carney (D) @John_Carney

Read of Team Carney taking part in the #ALSIceBucketChallenge with members of the @deldems! http://t.co/L3oKAmKwAE

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John Barrow (D) @repjohnbarrow

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I accepted the #ALS #IceBucketChallenge & I nominate @dekecopenhaver @hardiedavis @RepSinema & @RepMurphyFL: WATCH: http://t.co/kUsaWr7mYp

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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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