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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Heidi Heitkamp (D) @Heidi4ND

MT @bllorenz: Today: Rep. Berg visits Dickinson State College Republicans days after shunning campus debate. #ndsen http://t.co/qFVMJ715

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Maxine Waters (D) @MaxineWaters

Watch this video clip of my weekend appearance from @upwithchris- http://t.co/VSRnFsZY via @msnbc

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Mazie Hirono (D) @mazieforhawaii

@lingle2012 If you actually read the letter/press release (http://t.co/EcM1AWMx), you'd notice that your ad violate FCC rules, not FEC rules

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Frederica Wilson (D) @RepWilson

Flush out excess pounds while burning fat, gain more energy and fight fatigue http://t.co/uhgocZ57

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Nancy Pelosi (D) @NancyPelosi

MT @GranholmTWR Tonight! @NancyPelosi in #TheWarRoom to talk about the election and what happens if Obama wins but Dems don’t regain House.

Rep. Mike McIntyre (D) @RepMikeMcIntyre

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Looking forward to being in Clayton today to accept endorsement of Mayors from Johnston County. http://t.co/CxEpDlhs #NCpol #NC7

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Rep. Mike McIntyre (D) @RepMikeMcIntyre

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Enjoyed my recent visit to Benson, NC to participate in the Mule Days celebrations https://t.co/otCkiRAY #NCpol #NC7

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Senator Dick Durbin (D) @SenatorDurbin

@meredithshiner in return, I'll let you teach me how to Twitter

Judy Chu (D) @RepJudyChu

Romney: a politician with no foreign policy experience pretending to have the answers for peace on earth: http://t.co/cJO9Nr56

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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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