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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Eleanor H. Norton (D) @EleanorNorton

Just warmed up crowd for Pres Obama at big donor fundraiser. Pres speaking now.

Raul M. Grijalva (D) @RepRaulGrijalva

Almost at the top of the #DFA #progressive heroes list! Not much time left. Please vote, spread the word http://t.co/6IiLSjRN #p2

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Rep. John Larson (D) @RepJohnLarson

We’re here to work. It's time for the #DoNothingGOP to get to work for the American people. http://t.co/IgdRN7Yn

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Eleanor H. Norton (D) @EleanorNorton

Nats to the playoffs and polls show hopes for Obama are just as high for tonight's debate.

Eleanor H. Norton (D) @EleanorNorton

Dems always want O bama to fight. But he's ahead now because heE was the only reasonable man in the room. He kn ows how and when to fight.

Gov. Jack Markell (D) @WeBackJack

Our Cultural Tour is complete! No better place to end it than the @DelawareTheater w The Outgoing Tide cast #NetDE http://t.co/m6ElOcCH

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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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