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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Rep. John Larson (D) @RepJohnLarson

RT @jennydwilson: Congressional gun violence task force to hold "field hearing" in Hartford next week http://t.co/hmbwHm1PPe

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Betty McCollum (D) @BettyMcCollum04

Our next City Council Member @jacobfrey takes home @MinnesotaDFL nomination. #boom http://t.co/JNl9UCGLEn

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Joe Garcia (D) @JoeGarcia

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
http://t.co/V4AKBEMdc3

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Robin Kelly (D) @Robin42CD

The Oversight, Government Reform Committee (OGR), of which I am a member, has the broadest jurisdiction in the... http://t.co/gjw7rr3aRx

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Lois Capps (D) @RepLoisCapps

As many of you know, before coming to Congress, I worked as a nurse in the Santa Barbara public school system,... http://t.co/woISRjzTaS

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Jay Stamper (D) @jay_stamper

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
My 1000th follower wins an official Jay Stamper for Senate remittance envelope!

Robin Kelly (D) @Robin42CD

I am announcing one of my subcommittee assignments on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee (OGR).... http://t.co/mCFR8iUjdn

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Robin Kelly (D) @Robin42CD

I am announcing one of my subcommittee assignments on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee (OGR).... http://t.co/hdDvM65HJ0

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Robin Kelly (D) @Robin42CD

This morning, I will be attending my first full hearing of the Economic Growth, Job Creation and Regulatory... http://t.co/LgijSwKnuF

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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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