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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Kyrsten Sinema (D) @kyrstensinema

RT @AP: Stories of the dead and injured in the bombings at the Boston Marathon: http://t.co/fmEWpwjYq9 -CC

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Re-Elect Hank (D) @ReElectHank

Today, I introduced 2 bills to help small businesses: http://t.co/jq6rLPj8sH http://t.co/nQI2CFxDxH

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Lois Capps (D) @RepLoisCapps

Thank you to everyone who shared their thoughts on CISPA. I always appreciate getting your views on issues and... http://t.co/oRd34jB68M

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Lois Capps (D) @RepLoisCapps

In what has sadly and recently become an all too familiar sight the Capitol’s flags are once again at half-mast... http://t.co/YMUPra0ZP0

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Ed Markey (D) @SenMarkey

RT @NECN: FBI/police press conference right now: http://t.co/5WW0sqym1y

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Kyrsten Sinema (D) @kyrstensinema

My week on twitter: 99 retweets received, 3 new listings, 64 new followers, 171 mentions. Via: http://t.co/QkqD52ZFxr

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Robin Kelly (D) @Robin42CD

President Obama says today in his weekly address America stands with Boston and their "spirit remains undaunted." http://t.co/yAJGWqWhCe

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Robin Kelly (D) @Robin42CD

I will be a member of the "Committee on Oversight and Government Reform" and the "Committee on Science, Space,... http://t.co/3LEerJXYyX

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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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