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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Gary Peters (D) @SenGaryPeters

I helped write and pass the #Small BusinessJobsAct which has spurred over $216m in new SB lending here in #Michigan http://t.co/Z7w8vm5Y

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Claire McCaskill (D) @clairecmc

Proud of these strong women,their willingness to speak out.Honored to have them help explain Todd Akin's extreme views. http://t.co/QDCD3l0d

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Joe Garcia (D) @JoeGarcia

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52 charges, FBI investigations, female escorts: David Rivera's horrifying record. Get the facts + spread the word http://t.co/mtWKj1RU

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Bob Menendez (D) @Menendez4NJ

First words out of Kyrillos' mouth are contradictory. Says he'll support raising the middle wage but has voted against. #SenateDebateNJ

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Pedro Pierluisi (D) @pedropierluisi

#Camuy, gracias por todo el cariño! Juntos seguimos haciendo más. http://t.co/6JW2LjK3

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Laura Richardson (D) @RepLRichardson

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Remembering the victims & thinking of their families on the one year anniversary of the Seal Beach Massacre

Andrew Cuomo (D) @NYGovCuomo

Congrats to MT Paul Feinman Named 1st Gay Man on NYS Appellate Division http://t.co/H34bGHig @NYGovPaterson @PrideAgenda

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Jim Moran (D) @Jim_Moran

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Are you watching the VP debate? Tune into @wusa9 at 11pm for my post-debate analysis

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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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