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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Rep. Adam Smith (D) @RepAdamSmith

Preparing to debate #NDAA on the House Floor. Watch live via @cspan http://t.co/cfOGyYw1

John Lewis (D) @repjohnlewis

It was good to hear from you. Thank you for speaking up and speaking out. I will be signing on to HR 2539 @GreenPaperGal @pesticideaction

Mike Quigley (D) @RepMikeQuigley

Today @CREW urged @SpeakerBoehner & @GOPLeader to bring Clean Up Government Act for a vote. Calls it “no brainier” http://t.co/1j2BhGpQ

Gerry Connolly (D) @GerryConnolly

I share @barrackobama words to troops back from Iraq: "You stood up for America; America needs to stand up for you." http://t.co/cbthlBEN

Senator Patty Murray (D) @PattyMurray

"Last thing I want to do is to explain to my wife & my daughter that we have to leave our home." -Scott, Olalla VIDEO: http://t.co/QXH9bzd3

Barack Obama (D) @BarackObama

RT @alli_hanson Ending war in Iraq means that my son might grow up in a peacetime America. Thank you Mr. President.

Bill Owens (D) @BillOwensNY

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
from Malone Telegraph -- Titus Mountain officially opens today!

Laura Richardson (D) @RepLRichardson

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Congresswoman Laura Richardson Marks the End of the War in Iraq http://t.co/Kv36TbQC

Kathy Hochul (D) @RepKathyHochul

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Last night, I kept my promise to the constituents of New York’s 26th District and supported the Defense... http://t.co/jsvKJTBk

Tim Ryan (D) @RepTimRyan

I'm glad that one of the attacks on women's health care in Ohio has stalled http://t.co/QaFrmWVR

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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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