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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Gerry Connolly (D) @GerryConnolly

OGR passes on #GOP GRANT bill. Forces federal grantees to post full R+D proposals online. Would compromise IP & let China steal IP

John Barrow (D) @repjohnbarrow

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Access to health care is critical for folks in rural Georgia. Glad vets in Statesboro will get an VA Outreach Clinic #NationalRuralHealthDay

Kathy Hochul (D) @RepKathyHochul

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Today, I met with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to discuss improvements to the Lewiston Plaza, as... http://t.co/vd1siON1

Michael Bennet (D) @SenBennetCO

Know a veteran? Check out new site to connect vets with job, ed, benefit opportunities. 1 more way to help our heroes. http://t.co/TotTwJHc

John Barrow (D) @repjohnbarrow

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Check out my speech in support of a Balance Budget Amendment here http://t.co/7M67BbLe Congress needs a #balancedbudget #BlueDogCoalition

Senator Harry Reid (D) @SenatorReid

I was pleased to meet w Dr. Holland of #UNLV, winner of 2011 #NV Professor of Year award. Here’s a photo: CC: @UNL http://t.co/06R6zFmE

Tim Ryan (D) @RepTimRyan

Don't forget the apple wedges, Dave @dskolnick

Jason Altmire (D) @jasonaltmire

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Yesterday, I spoke on the House floor abt a Balanced Budget Amendment. How do you feel about a #BBA?

Rush Holt (D) @RushHolt

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HR 822 would override state laws, do nothing to create jobs, ignore recs of law enforcement, & make Americans less safe-http://bit.ly/tvYjvp

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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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