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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Congressmember Bass (D) @RepKarenBass

Karen Bass – TOMORROW Congressmen and Students to Highlight 1 Year Anniversary of Student Loan D... - http://t.co/BF47i5nAfX

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Senator Joe Donnelly (D) @SenDonnelly

Thank you, @timkaine. Happy to working with you also. -Joe

Senator Joe Manchin (D) @Sen_JoeManchin

Another photo from today - first Subcommittee on Airland hearing as chairman. #SASC http://t.co/I6hZKNUmUO

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Robin Kelly (D) @Robin42CD

The Democratic members of the House committee on "Oversight and Government Reform (OGR)," of which I am a member,... http://t.co/FtxaIH9lEw

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Congressmember Bass (D) @RepKarenBass

Karen Bass – TOMORROW Congressmen and Students to Highlight 1 Year Anniversary of Student Loan D... - http://t.co/32g5o8WGWb

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John Garamendi (D) @RepGaramendi

RT @iatoday: US Lawmakers Launch American Sikh Caucus to Protect Community Interests | India America Today http://t.co/ZNXTASa11U

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Re-Elect Hank (D) @ReElectHank

I applaud Google’s move to protect consumers’ privacy: http://t.co/KddRlwTvJP http://t.co/5zot9dfNqb

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Robin Kelly (D) @Robin42CD

As a member of the House committee on "Science, Space and Technology," I am interested in science, technology,... http://t.co/Q4ZKEzZwRC

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Congressman Nadler (D) @RepJerryNadler

No more training do you require. Already know you, that which you need. #AngryBirdsStarWars http://t.co/VizczJXLo6

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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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