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. Keith Ellison (D) @keithellison

RT @MN_350: "Why should BP be careful in what it’s doing.. if they could get a gov't subsidy if they should wreck the Gulf again?" -Rep. @keithellison

Mark Warner (D) @MarkWarner

RT @JerryMoran: #DidYouKnow startups create an average of 3 million American jobs every year #StartupAct http://t.co/46L6TEnY

Congressman Sam Farr (D) @RepSamFarr

Time to t#EndFossilFuelSubsidies, gov't should not bankroll global climate change. http://t.co/D5lRrOIQ

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Judy Chu (D) @RepJudyChu

We did it! My Chinese Exclusion Act resolution just passed the House! @angryasianman @OCANational@AsianAmJustice

Eddie BerniceJohnson (D) @RepEBJ

Tune into CSPAN @ 11AM CT, Noon EST. I will be speaking on @HouseFloor about #OperationEduringFreedom RT

Gregory Meeks (D) @GregoryMeeks

Republicans should put America & its students financial security first, not politics. #DontdoubleMyRate

Leonard Boswell (D) @LeonardBoswell

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Congrats to @DMGov on funding for major SE Connector project. A top transportation & economic priority for central IA. http://t.co/DtVveYzj

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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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