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. Keith Ellison (D) @keithellison

Republican presidential race in Iowa, no candidate for R nomination captured more than 25% of the vote. Why?

Senator Harry Reid (D) @SenatorReid

Today is the 1 yr anniv of Food Safety law which protects Nevadans from contaminated food: Watch my comments: http://t.co/3nNf6VrQ

John Conyers (D) @RepJohnConyers

“Thanks to today’s bold action by the President, the @CFPB can move forward with its top cop on the beat. http://t.co/xQQ2xcpU

Rep. Xavier Becerra (D) @RepBecerra

I’ll b on Univision Radio w/@EspuelasVox 2day @2pm PT to talk about the Iowa Caucus results. Tune in here: http://t.co/KBgfB7OQ #latism

John Dingell (D) @JohnDingell

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Dingell Visits World’s Leading Float Glass Manufacturer - Sees First-Hand how Michigan Company Makes It in America.http://bit.ly/A9IvlK via

Kathy Hochul (D) @RepKathyHochul

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Today, I met with New York Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy to discuss Governor Cuomo's economic development... http://t.co/SAZ4XZGB

Rep. Mike McIntyre (D) @RepMikeMcIntyre

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I applaud $3.65 million in federal funds awarded to Cape Fear Regional Jetport in Oak Island. This will help airport to grow& prosper! #NC7

Rep. Joe Courtney (D) @RepJoeCourtney

RT @ImKat17: Congressman Joe Courtney visits St. Timothy's in #westhartford. His Alama mater. http://t.co/ww5i3mG2

Jason Altmire (D) @jasonaltmire

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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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