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.
I'll be hosting a "Congress On Your Corner" at the North Tonawanda City Hall at 216 Payne Ave. on Monday at 12:00... http://t.co/JEI1qPJV

Barack Obama (D) @BarackObama

RT @Messina2012: Stats that matter: we've gained more twitter followers in the past three weeks than @mittromney has total.

Gary Peters (D) @SenGaryPeters

Proud to stand with @SenCarlLevin @onetoughnerd and @mayordavebing to get light rail back on track in Detroit vhttp://bit.ly/zURxsv

The White House (D) @WhiteHouse

Pres. Obama @cfpb's mission: "to make sure that the American people have somebody in their corner" http://t.co/7aPUbv8Z http://t.co/Imx19kOy

Jared Polis (D) @jaredpolis

1st time I've been called #hoopyfrood @Isla_Es @jaredpolis is a pretty hoopy frood.Not gonna lie.He & his staff have impressed me recently.

Jared Polis (D) @jaredpolis

1st time I've been called #hoopyfrood @Isla_Es @jaredpolis is a pretty hoopy frood.Not gonna lie.He & his staff have impressed me recently.

Jose E. Serrano (D) @RepJoseSerrano

Republicans should immediately begin working with Democrats on a long-term agreement to extend the payroll tax cut for 160 million Americans

Rep. Hansen Clarke (D) @RepHansenClarke

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Honored to receive the endorsement of the Michigan Democratic Party http://t.co/1htcZhYN

Mazie Hirono (D) @maziehirono

Haleiwa small businesses' best foot forward. Sharing tourism ideas with Polynesian Treasures owner Gisela Cooper. http://t.co/C7KFm7C1

Mazie Hirono (D) @maziehirono

HI-Michele Bachman, owner of #Haleiwa's Britton Art Gallery, explains why she primarily features local artists. http://t.co/kmwW7hw5

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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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