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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Senator Kay Hagan (D) @SenatorHagan

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
I'll be on @Morning_Joe around 8:15 this morning #CLT

Nancy Pelosi (D) @NancyPelosi

RT @sfpelosi: Enjoying this pic of our beautiful Democratic Party of quality & equality: @NancyPelosi & Congresswomen at #DNC2012 http://t.co/w6EfI2Kg

Martin O'Malley (D) @MartinOMalley

Just heard @MichelleObama talk about how her husband is committed to treating all people fairly under the law. #MD4ME http://t.co/Pzld50DJ

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Gerry Connolly (D) @GerryConnolly

Lots more energy here than in Tampa

Gerry Connolly (D) @GerryConnolly

Sandra Fluke reminds us of the monumental miscalculation of Chmn Darrell Issa at OGR contraception hearing

Eleanor H. Norton (D) @EleanorNorton

Every seat filled as people wait for Bill Clinton.

Gerry Connolly (D) @GerryConnolly

Elizabeth Warren provides powerful voice for US consumers. A new populist emerging

Gerry Connolly (D) @GerryConnolly

President Clinton just used my line that the GOP critique is "he didn't clean up our mess fast enough"

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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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