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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Tom Udall (D) @SenatorTomUdall

RT @AlbaSoular: Connor says he thinks it's time to 'disarm the lawyers' and for water managers to come together to reach solutions. #NMwater

Bruce Braley (D) @BruceBraley

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Beginning to suspect some people following me on Twitter don't know how to spell.

Adam Schiff (D) @RepAdamSchiff

Wonderful to see so many former interns join us for our Intern Reunion Dinner – so great to see you and thank you again

Rep. Gene Green (D) @RepGeneGreen

Proud to be a supporter of HoustonWorks and congratulate them on a $1.1 million grant from the Dept Of Labor http://t.co/X3dHGFyX

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Steve Cohen (D) @RepCohen

Huckaboo implied where Mitt goes 2 church would make difference if President were someone else.surprised he didn't tie abortion 2 Isaac

Steve Cohen (D) @RepCohen

Condi do u think China cares about labor or environmental policies ?

Steve Cohen (D) @RepCohen

Guns and bingo!New GOP tandem

Neil Abercrombie (D) @neilabercrombie

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Governor Nominates Members to Ethics Commission and Paroling Authority http://t.co/0u2erTsx

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Governor Chafee (D) @LincolnChafee

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Governor Chafee has ordered U.S. and state flags to half-staff from sunrise to sunset tomorrow 8/31 to honor the memory of Neil Armstrong

Steve Cohen (D) @RepCohen

Commandment least adhered to @GOP convention-"Thou Shalt Not Lie"- this is just a preview of fall campaign against#potus and all#DCCC #DSC

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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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