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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Leonard Boswell (D) @LeonardBoswell

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Congrats to City of DM on funding for major SE Connector project. A top transportation & economic priority for central http://t.co/0Bwp26EC

Mike Quigley (D) @RepMikeQuigley

Taking a moment to thank @Honor_Flight_CH #veterans visiting WWII memorial this morning http://t.co/DcbpjvRI

Dutch Ruppersberger (D) @Call_Me_Dutch

Former Gabby Giffords aid is about to be sworn in. Welcome Congressman Barber! All the best! Watch is here: http://t.co/WhYCMagM

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Jared Polis (D) @jaredpolis

#colorado is ranked 4th state for #startup companies, 420 startups per 100,000 adults. Let's become #1!

Loretta Sanchez (D) @LorettaSanchez

We must spare no effort and ignore no innovation to help overcome the obesity epidemic in America. #1in3 http://t.co/yW2zNkQp

Mazie Hirono (D) @maziehirono

RT @HawaiianAir: NEW RELEASE: @HawaiianAir Says G’Day to Brisbane. Read full release - http://t.co/HftALAdZ

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D) @repcleaver

Reminder, my staff will be out at the Red Bridge Branch of Midcontinent, 1-3pm, to assist you with your casework needs. http://t.co/skZ0xHpc

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Senator Patty Murray (D) @PattyMurray

RT if you agree: Don't gut #CleanAirAct. Protect @EPAgov ability to regulate toxic #mercury. http://t.co/3VLTDR6S

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D) @SenatorLeahy

Clean air should not be a bipartisan issue. All Americans need to breathe! Attack on Mercury & Air Toxics Rule harms us all #NoMercury4Kids

Senator Patty Murray (D) @PattyMurray

@AADAHQ @NREA1 : Imperative American public & elected officials have complete info about impact of #sequestration. http://t.co/qxTXcbic

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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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