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. Hansen Clarke (D) @RepHansenClarke

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Rep. Scott and I spoke with NABJ's Vickie Thomas in Detroit-- we discussed our bi-partisan bill that fights illiteracy. http://t.co/N6UTgcmC

Gwen Moore (D) @RepGwenMoore

RT @NTFVAWA: @RepGwenMoore calls on Congress to pass #VAWA, "Victims should not be forced to wait any longer" via @ThinkProgressFD http://t.co/j6onQ45c

Gerry Connolly (D) @GerryConnolly

I 'll be joining @barackobama on Saturday at Centerville HS. Looking forward to seeing many NoVA friends as we work to win #VA in Nov.

Chaka Fattah (D) @chakafattah

RT @kellygrade6: @chakafattah Exactly!!!!! Birth record v Business record, which is more personal!?!?

Rep. Hansen Clarke (D) @RepHansenClarke

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Watch my welcoming remarks at this link during the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Detroit Hearing this morning. http://t.co/QWujOLUQ

Rep. Hansen Clarke (D) @RepHansenClarke

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Watch me live right now at this link as I deliver welcoming remarks: http://t.co/nbpXTvSH

Senator Patty Murray (D) @PattyMurray

Voters deserve 2 know who's funding elections. Sen. Murray to speak on #Senate floor about #DISCLOSE @ 4:45PM ET. LIVE: http://t.co/cFdf7MwM

Eddie BerniceJohnson (D) @RepEBJ

GOP already voted repeatedly to cut Medicare benefits &raise health costs for seniors by $6,400/year.

Rep. Jim McGovern (D) @RepMcGovern

Just announced my first ever Facebook cover-photo contest! See more details at http://t.co/HOJuhHRV #mapoli #p2

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Janice Hahn (D) @Rep_JaniceHahn

I’m disappointed at today’s move to block transparency in our democratic process. http://t.co/1j97UcZu #DISCLOSE

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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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