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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Andrew Cuomo (D) @NYGovCuomo

RT @BuildTheBridge: Transportation hearings have begun in Westchester - @NYGovCuomo plan for the new Tappan Zee Bridge on the agenda.... http://t.co/nMuE0FFa

Frederica Wilson (D) @RepWilson

Your employer must allow you adequate time to vote on Election Day (Tuesday, Nov 6th). State-by-state info: http://t.co/b5jn6wat #VoteReady

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Senator Ben Cardin (D) @SenatorCardin

Congrats Mr. Palmer on receiving the Congressional Gold Medal, joining a prestigious group, http://t.co/6YDHKHNe http://t.co/PBw020do

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Rep. Barbara Lee (D) @RepBarbaraLee

11 years ago I spoke on the House Floor before taking my lone vote against the Authorization for Use of Military Force. http://t.co/LJ5IKxi3

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Rep. Pete Visclosky (D) @RepVisclosky

As we begin Hispanic Heritage Month, Pete celebrates the contributions Latinos have made to #nwi and the nation. http://t.co/inCzSdo1

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Jason Altmire (D) @jasonaltmire

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Congrats Wolves!! “@TribHSInsider: #WPIAL Football Note: West Shamokin snaps a 46-game losing streak.”

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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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