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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Gerry Connolly (D) @GerryConnolly

RT @chrisrockoz: Paul Ryan says the President is "projecting weakness around the world." Osama Bin Laden responds with silence. #vpdebates

Frederica Wilson (D) @RepWilson

It was a pleasure to welcome President Barack Obama to South Florida today, during his stop at the University of Miami. http://t.co/HBC5i4Ru

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Ron Kind (D) @KindforCongress

Tell @PaulRyanVP that we'll take good jobs, affordable healthcare, and quality education over #romney's charity #kindcat12

Barack Obama (D) @BarackObama

.@JoeBiden: “We think you grow this country from the top down, not the middle out.” #TeamJoe

Jim Moran (D) @Jim_Moran

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Stay up for the VP debate? I'll be on @wusa9 at 11pm to discuss the debate and other important issues facing Northern Virginia.

Loretta Sanchez (D) @LorettaSanchez

Nữ Dân Biểu Liên Bang Loretta Sanchez sẽ có buổi gặp gỡ và chuyện trò với độc giả củatừ 2-4 giờ chiều Thứ Sáu, 10/12. http://t.co/9KxbCLkw

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Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D) @repcleaver

Ribbon Cutting for the SmartGrid Innovation Park @greenimpactzone @CindyCirco http://t.co/vmE6fKTS

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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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