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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Adam Schiff (D) @RepAdamSchiff

I will be talking with Chris Jansing on MSNBC's @JansingCo at 7:15 am PST/10:15 am EST about the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing.

Cohen for Congress (D) @ReElectCohen

.@RepCohen will appear on @MSNBC's "All In w/ @ChrisLHayes" to discuss #Boston, #gun safety, and new #marijuana legislation. Tonight 7PM CST

Janice Hahn (D) @Rep_JaniceHahn

Congratulations to Dana Middle School and the California Academy of Math and Science on being named 2013 California Distinguished Schools!

Re-Elect Hank (D) @ReElectHank

On #EarthDay, I encourage all Americans to reduce, reuse & recycle: http://t.co/kWo0QUDQyb http://t.co/EoKRVzHMdp

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Lacy Clay (D) @LacyClayMO1

Thanks to Dr. Peter Raven and Dr. Peter Wyse Jackson for a wonderful Earth Day Tour at the Missouri Botanical Garden http://t.co/Wj3diMRHSc

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Robin Kelly (D) @Robin42CD

The House committee on "Oversight and Government Reform (OGR)," of which I am now a member, recently introduced... http://t.co/zcVogYRubn

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Kyrsten Sinema (D) @kyrstensinema

Great talking to the Sheet Metal Workers about how we can continue to create good jobs and maintain a livable wage. http://t.co/14bwBceLNK

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Robin Kelly (D) @Robin42CD

The House committee on "Science, Space and Technology," of which I am now a member, emphasizes job creation... http://t.co/PqfOB3n8so

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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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