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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Pedro Pierluisi (D) @pedropierluisi

RT @Pierluisi_2012: El amanecer en #Vieques - buenos días a todos! Ahora a tener un buen día de trabajo en la Isla Nena...

Senator Ben Cardin (D) @SenatorCardin

RT @WhipHoyer: Happy #Constitution Day! As we celebrate the 225th anniversary of its signing, remember your sacred right to #vote: http://t.co/xG4KlYfH

Gerry Connolly (D) @GerryConnolly

Del Bob Marshall owes every NOVA family with kids with disabilities an abject apology. Utterly shameful http://t.co/T3ebxcbb

Raul M. Grijalva (D) @RepRaulGrijalva

.@DFAaction has a "vote for your #progressive heroes" campaign; I'm in the running. Hope I've earned your support. http://t.co/6IiLSjRN #p2

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Raul M. Grijalva (D) @RepRaulGrijalva

.@DFAaction looking for #progressive heroes and I'm proud to be in the running. Hope I've earned your support. http://t.co/6IiLSjRN #p2

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Eleanor H. Norton (D) @EleanorNorton

The 112th Congress is ready to leave D.C. after cutting programs for the vast majority of Romney's 47% - the elderly, disabled, & kids.

Senator Tom Carper (D) @SenatorCarper

TUNE IN: HSGAC hearing on Homeland Threats + @DHSgov responses this AM w/ @JanetNapoIitano. Watch live http://t.co/aGOS68Wl

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US Rep E.B.Johnson (D) @RepEBJ

Looking to get peopel registered 2 vote? Here’s what YOU can do to make sure your community is #VoteReady: http://t.co/2HabGNGC

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Sanford Bishop, Jr. (D) @SanfordBishop

Good to meet with some of Georgia's finest #secondary school principals today! #education http://t.co/Gpo2F5K5

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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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