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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Kathy Hochul (D) @RepKathyHochul

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Today,I sent a letter to the organizers of Farm Aid with Sen. Gillibrand, Sen. Schumer, Rep. Higgins, and Rep.... http://t.co/5wYZeVfL

Kathy Hochul (D) @RepKathyHochul

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RT @SoNeilYoung: Pitch made to land Farm Aid concert - Buffalo News: Pitch made to land Farm Aid concertBuffalo NewsWA... http://t.co/UOJzfWhv #NeilYoung

Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D) @RepLynnWoolsey

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
#Smallbiz looking to develop & sell #green tech? Gov't resources here: http://t.co/1A7Kd7aG

Bill Owens (D) @BillOwensNY

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from @newzjunky Owens: merge Threatened Post Offices with Rural Businesses http://t.co/FebQSIZh

Yvette D. Clarke (D) @YvetteClarke

Are you a Veteran interested in opening or exapnding a small business? Join me tomorrow at a small business forum. http://t.co/BVB1Nf4j

Sen. Robert Menendez (D) @SenatorMenendez

I will be on @MSNBC with @TheRevAL at 6pm then heading over to @CNBC’s @KudlowReport. Will talk about this week in the #Senate. Tune in

Yvette D. Clarke (D) @YvetteClarke

Those who sacrificed life and limb,

Kathy Hochul (D) @RepKathyHochul

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Today, I hosted a Small Business Export Forum for our local businesses. Let's give our small businesses the... http://t.co/k4BjAqoA

Pedro Pierluisi (D) @pedropierluisi

FOTOS - Compartiendo con inmigrantes @ clases de ciudadanía americana en la UMET

Gerry Connolly (D) @GerryConnolly

Newt's statement that Palestinians are "an invented people" reckless,harmful to US foreign policy and shows he's unfit for the office

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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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