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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This may be an incomplete list. If you think we're missing someone, please email us with their Name, State, Political Party, Office they hold or are seeking and, of course, Twitter handle. Thanks!

Jim Cooper (D) @repjimcooper

Students, check out this great Twitter contest for Bill of Rights Day today: http://t.co/KLV9vPuZ

Rep. Adam Smith (D) @RepAdamSmith

The US is concluding a long,difficult conflict in #Iraq.This announcement initiates a new chapter in US-Iraqi relations http://t.co/7PovmG0c

Tim Ryan (D) @RepTimRyan

I just unlocked the 6-month graphs on #twittercounter. Find out more http://t.co/E64j65Vh via @TheCounter #paidwithatweet

Mike Ross (D) @RepMikeRoss

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
House passed H.R.866 - bill to support U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort Smith. See video of my floor speech: http://t.co/VB8IY7X7 #ARpx

Senator Mark Begich (D) @SenatorBegich

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Justice Christian has been confirmed to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals by a vote 95 - 3!

Mazie Hirono (D) @maziehirono

Promote the creation of #cleanenergyjobs in Hawaii by asking the IRS to clarify energy bond regulations: http://t.co/ACzXIrlX #energy#Hawaii

Kathy Hochul (D) @RepKathyHochul

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
China will be placing an increased tariff on US car exports. This is just another example of China stacking the... http://t.co/MRktJ99c

Gary Peters (D) @SenGaryPeters

Today I fought against Republican efforts to block #AmericanJobsAct and gut unemployment insurance benefits http://t.co/LOMJWF6S #extendui

Richard Blumenthal (D) @SenBlumenthal

@Microsoft’s new TOS includes an objectionable binding arbitration clause forcing customers to waive rights http://t.co/YmZ5hSKC

John Barrow (D) @repjohnbarrow

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Thanks to Jim Stiff for showing me the working going on @GoodwillIntl in Augusta this morning! http://t.co/xFJAA6gk

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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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