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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Senator Dick Durbin (D) @SenatorDurbin

Good news: #USPS agreed to 5mo facility closure moratorium—gives Congress chance to help USPS adapt to 21st century & protect #Illinois jobs

Bill Owens (D) @BillOwensNY

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We need a clean bill that extends the payroll tax cut with a realistic way to pay for it -- not by cutting Medicare benefits

Kathy Hochul (D) @RepKathyHochul

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I am proud to honor the National Guard on their 375th Anniversary. Thank you to the brave men & women, including... http://t.co/ljHBIjUk

Mike Ross (D) @RepMikeRoss

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Mike Ross Votes to Extend Payroll Tax Cut, Advance Keystone Pipeline http://t.co/sfIGdq5d

Mike Ross (D) @RepMikeRoss

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Here's video of my remarks calling for support of coin to support U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort Smith http://t.co/VB8IY7X7 #AR4 #ARpx

Mike Ross (D) @RepMikeRoss

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Here's video of my remarks urging passage of commemorative coin to support U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort Smith youtu.be/KmeeS6tC7F4 #ARpx

Senator Patty Murray (D) @PattyMurray

Scott from Olalla, WA is just 1 of approx 100k in WA who will lose their benefits. Watch his story : http://t.co/8z2zv3C7 #extendUI

Tim Ryan (D) @RepTimRyan

Reminder: Young adults under 26 can now remain on their parent’s health care plans. http://t.co/QuJK295C

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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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