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.
Stop by my “Congress On Your Corner,” event in Orleans County tomorrow! I will be hosting the event at the Shelby... http://t.co/aCAB5xqJ

Kathy Hochul (D) @RepKathyHochul

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Stop by my “Congress On Your Corner,” event in Orleans County tomorrow! I will be hosting the event at the Shelby... http://t.co/x2gRTUVt

Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D) @RepTerriSewell

Today marks my first full year in #Congress after being sworn in Jan 5, 2010. I look forward to continuing to serve the 7th district of #AL.

Brad Sherman (D) @BradSherman

RT @shermanoaksnc: January 9, 6:15 p.m. Dessert Reception with Cong. Brad Sherman. Board meeting to follow with former LA City Coun......

Tim Ryan (D) @RepTimRyan

Today I contacted ODNR wit my concerns over recent Youngstown earthquakes and brine-injection wells. http://t.co/70Kdazld

John Conyers (D) @repjohnconyers

#Pentagon Strategy Review is a good first step in modernizing defense posture.

Barack Obama (D) @BarackObama

Be the first to get updates on #RunwayToWin, a collaboration by top American fashion designers in support of #Obama2012 http://t.co/IR1leSD5

Rep. Mark Critz (D) @RepMarkCritz

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Thank you all for the kind birthday wishes!

Rep. Adam Smith (D) @RepAdamSmith

I'll be on @kilmeade and Friends today @ 10:34 ET to discuss the #Defense Strategic Review Tune in live: http://t.co/4Izgxunq

Rep. Adam Smith (D) @RepAdamSmith

I'll be on @kilmeade and Friends today @ 10:34 ET to discuss the #Defense Strategic Review. Tune in live:

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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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