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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Jackie Speier (D) @RepSpeier

I will only buy American products and services this holiday season. Support our local economies and jobs!

Senator Tom Carper (D) @SenatorCarper

@SenatorCarper GAO invest I sought on tax $ used 2 overmedicate foster kids w/ psych drugs featured on @ABCWorldNews: http://t.co/6xYXyyoy.

Rep. John Yarmuth (D) @RepJohnYarmuth

Great! Looking forward to seeing them @jenniejean look for a big bunch of brown schoolers tmrw, including mine ... he's a big fan!

Kathy Hochul (D) @RepKathyHochul

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Today, along with Reps. Brian Higgins and Tom Reed, I expressed my outrage over delayed pilot fatigue rules and... http://t.co/uOHCztRL

Sen. Robert Menendez (D) @SenatorMenendez

. @UN says 390,000 children infected with HIV in 2010 are 390,000 too many. I agree. Let’s get to zero #WorldAIDSDay http://t.co/b4WlPtVM

Bill Owens (D) @BillOwensNY

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Find out how much Congress will cost you if it doesn't extend the payroll tax cut -- something that I support http://t.co/kMEAQkHS

Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D) @RepTerriSewell

#Congress MUST extend unemployment benefits for hardworking #Americans, who lost their jobs due to economic downturn & no fault of their own

Russ Carnahan (D) @RepCarnahan

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I took these photos at my Women's Small Biz Form this past Tuesday: http://t.co/HcUjvl0M

Kathy Hochul (D) @RepKathyHochul

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Open enrollment for seniors on Medicare ends next Wednesday, December 7th. If you're a senior and want to make... http://t.co/w2SXJbJu

Kathy Hochul (D) @RepKathyHochul

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Today, I spoke on the House Floor about the need to repeated delays in finalizing a new rule to address pilot fatigue. http://t.co/J2IX2ykb

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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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