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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Mazie Hirono (D) @maziehirono

#Medicare Reminder to Hawaii Seniors: TOMORROW is the final day to take advantage of Open Enrollment. For more info: http://t.co/SSOSzBeZ

Mike Ross (D) @RepMikeRoss

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Mike & other Ark Congressmen standing w/soldier to support Boot Campaign-raise awareness of soldiers' needs #ARpx http://t.co/5HWApRrZ

Senator Joe Manchin (D) @Sen_JoeManchin

Today I spoke on the Senate floor abt the settlement in the UBB case, and to mark National Miner’s Day. To listen: manchin 120611.mp3

Kathy Hochul (D) @RepKathyHochul

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Today, I spoke with over 8,000 seniors in New York’s 26th Congressional District during a Telephone Town Hall. We... http://t.co/I3nPPZpp

Colleen Hanabusa (D) @ColleenHanabusa

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Read Colleen's @rollcall op-ed about the importance of the #Pacific in the 21st century economy: http://t.co/0ww7IAwp #Hawaii

Senator Harry Reid (D) @SenatorReid

Pleased 2 join @SenateDems #Hispanic Task Force 4 discussion w/#Hispanic media. Staff 2 share key parts of my convo soon using #HTFRountable

Bruce Braley (D) @BruceBraley

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Teaming up w/ gold medal gymnast & Iowa native @ShawnJohnson today to introduce new school fitness bill http://t.co/GyWJarEr

Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D) @RepTerriSewell

Today we remember #PearlHarbor veterans & Armed Forces members, past & present, on the 70th anniversary of the attack. #Pearl70 #NeverForget

Senator Tim Johnson (D) @SenJohnsonSD

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How will failure to extend the payroll tax cut impact SD families? Check out my county-by-county breakdown. http://t.co/UszAH4Tl

Senator Patty Murray (D) @PattyMurray

Unless Congress acts to #extendUI, approx 46k in WA will be cut off by Feb '12. Share your story: http://t.co/siNGqHEg

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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.

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