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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Paul Tonko (D) @RepPaulTonko

And special thx to staff who put it on http://t.co/VY3xZsdA

Paul Tonko (D) @RepPaulTonko

And special thx to staff who help put it on http://t.co/Y3aIyIJg

Kirsten Gillibrand (D) @SenGillibrand

Lk fwd to joining @CecileRichards @TheTinaBeast & others on @NowWithAlex on Mon to discuss the need for more women in power #offthesidelines

Chaka Fattah (D) @chakafattah

RT @NBCNews: Stocks close Friday near fresh four-year high http://t.co/TzrrhxtT

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Rep. Jim McGovern (D) @RepMcGovern

Hardwick Fair...oldest fair in the nation! http://t.co/fRe2snzu

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Jim Himes (D) @jahimes

Let's do that. Let's start w/why u've never even bothered to vote in CT til u decided to run“@SteveObsitnik:Let's talk record and results.”

Barack Obama (D) @BarackObama

Keep making history—get registered today: http://t.co/6bruRWRw, http://t.co/MIr7S8nm

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Jim Himes (D) @jahimes

Time to meet .@SteveObsitnik. Bragged about moving jobs from CT to NY, never voted in CT until he decided to run for Congress. #doesntcare

Jim Himes (D) @jahimes

Voting is key obligation/right of Americans. My opponent @SteveObsitnik never voted in district he would rep. Read: http://t.co/Y75sUKY1

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Yvette D. Clarke (D) @YvetteClarke

On 09/06/12, at my district office, people will have an opportunity to complete the forms required for deferred action.

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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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