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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Jose E. Serrano (D) @RepJoseSerrano

We need to extend the payroll tax cut and unemployment insurance. What is so hard for republicans to undestand? @HouseDemocrats #latism

Kathy Hochul (D) @RepKathyHochul

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
I am pleased to announce the continuation of my satellite offices throughout New York’s 26th Congressional... http://t.co/cjFtEyYQ

Rep. Keith Ellison (D) @keithellison

RT @USProgressives: VIDEO: Speaker John Boehner as the Grinch Who Stole Jobs http://t.co/9ZtKdTIG

Ben Nelson (D) @SenBenNelson

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
@coreyspitzer That's too bad. I did a donate for local business that was working with a non-profit. PayPal was great to assist and timely.

Nita Lowey (D) @NitaLowey

Great news that is directing US agencies abroad to fight discrimination against LGBT community http://t.co/xjgUGF6E

Gary Peters (D) @SenGaryPeters

Save unemployment insurance–if you’ve had a success story, pls share to convince repubs to #extendui benefits http://t.co/h1hc8rEg please RT

Mazie Hirono (D) @maziehirono

RT @UHLawSchool: announces Jon M. Van Dyke Fund to honor late professor and his work with endowment - http://t.co/3cHHMsEF

Mazie Hirono (D) @maziehirono

#USSARIZONA survivors join all veterans attending reunion Welcome Breakfast in Waikiki #PearlHarbor http://t.co/Nj6kz2XX

Rep. Ted Deutch (D) @RepTedDeutch

Nice overview of #SocialSecurity & payroll tax by @remappingdebate featuring interview w/ Nancy Altman of @NoSocSecCuts and yours truly.

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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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