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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Yvette D. Clarke (D) @YvetteClarke

NY Attorney General Schneiderman has been investigating

Daniel Inouye (D) @Daniel_Inouye

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
RT @mazieforhawaii: Sen @Daniel_Inouye, "I'm supporting Mazie Hirono" http://t.co/nqjYm99E #TeamMazie @TeamDanInouye #HISEN

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Loretta Sanchez (D) @LorettaSanchez

Support @USHSR, and enter to win a trip to Europe! #highspeedrail http://t.co/X5NwNar1

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Chaka Fattah (D) @chakafattah

America cannot lead the world or compete successfully against are economic challengers on the cheap.America didn't get to be #1 on the cheap

Jason Altmire (D) @jasonaltmire

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.Seminoles are the FL State Champs! “@chucktodd: @gatorcoachm You are a great example of Gator fans. GoCanes”

Rep. Hansen Clarke (D) @RepHansenClarke

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The ballot is stronger than a bullet. Exercise your power as a citizen. Election Day is November 6. Be #VoteReady. http://t.co/fxfVHEsS

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Jan Schakowsky (D) @janschakowsky

It is vital to our economy that we work to bring down the cost of education to ensure that students are not... http://t.co/JFRB6EV9

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Rep. Bobby Scott (D) @repbobbyscott

I am at my Medicare and Budget Town Hall Meeting #ACA http://t.co/ykroERK7

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Tom Harkin (D) @SenatorHarkin

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Watch live here as Tom addresses the crowd in Ames #ObamaISU http://t.co/NicLgzPj

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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.

Get the archive data file.