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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Louise Slaughter (D) @louiseslaughter

RT @MonroeCC: "Community colleges are key to getting NY where it deserves to be: #1 in manufacturing, #1 in education." - Rep. @LouiseSlaughter at #MCC

Pedro Pierluisi (D) @pedropierluisi

"@aosolutions: $2 millones para el beneficio del consumidor de seguros médicos | Yasta http://t.co/T7CEBahp via @yastapr" @Pierluisi_2012

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Mazie Hirono (D) @maziehirono

RT @HealthCareGov: Confused by health insurance? Here's a new tool that helps explain your costs & benefits in plain language http://t.co/6xBYnhAP #ACA

Andrew Cuomo (D) @NYGovCuomo

Governor Cuomo announces 3,200 #jobs to be created through 3rd round of #ReChargeNY Power allocations http://t.co/Lesz1PCb

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Steve Cohen (D) @RepCohen

Are Shelby County election officials moonlighting as NFL referees?

Marcia L. Fudge (D) @RepMarciaFudge

Today begins Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Let's continue the fight against this preventable disease!

John Conyers (D) @repjohnconyers

RT @buildtheNITC: "The Michigan parties are not obligated to pay any of the costs of the new international crossing." - John Mogk, law professor @waynestate

Governor Pat Quinn (D) @GovernorQuinn

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RT @IllinoisDCEO: Director Vaught (left) and Gov. Quinn (third left) visit Afro-Brazil Museum in São Paulo during Brazil trade mission. http://t.co/mgTq2jDI

Richard Blumenthal (D) @SenBlumenthal

Great session at #Manchester Comm Coll w/ #CT companies & students preparing workforce for manufacturing #jobs http://t.co/Nr6Fvp06

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Rep. Pete Visclosky (D) @RepVisclosky

Did you see? @posttrib covered Pete's remarks at @USACE_HQ event for #water #infrastructure improvements this morning: http://t.co/jpwdg5Pb

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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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