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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Chris Van Hollen (D) @ChrisVanHollen

About to vote NO on the GOP's "More Work, Less Pay" Act -- here's how it will be #MakingLifeWorse for you: http://t.co/TOLutWTvOo

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Robin Kelly (D) @Robin42CD

I attended my first joint hearing this morning of the "Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Job Creation & Regulatory... http://t.co/JBXHp9xjGl

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TomCarperforDE (D) @TomCarperforDE

Oh just traffic casually backed up for miles.... http://t.co/LPVlqusBoF

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Robin Kelly (D) @Robin42CD

Fox News frenzied fanaticism at play again, Chairman Issa of the House Oversight Committee holds another Benghazi... http://t.co/J3asuCbXAI

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Lois Capps (D) @RepLoisCapps

Wearing green ribbons in recognition of Children's Mental Health Awareness Day http://t.co/gTk5UoXGIB

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Lois Capps (D) @RepLoisCapps

Today in San Luis Obispo I met with local faith leaders to discuss their priorities for comprehensive immigration... http://t.co/b9qHhCoprK

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Jim McDermott (D) @RepJimMcDermott

RT @TJLIncorporated: Ironic that "fiscal conservatives" are spending $1.9 million on each symbolic vote: http://t.co/5URMqfTQnP @RepJimMcDermott @GOPLeader

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Vincent C. Gray (D) @mayorvincegray

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
A sincere thank you to all educators this #NationalTeacherAppreciationWeek for your service to the residents of DC. http://t.co/tKc8MmKHFn

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Lois Capps (D) @RepLoisCapps

I just had a great meeting with Victor Tognazzini, Ryan Talley, and other California farmers with the Leafy Green... http://t.co/HxxiAl2fny

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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.

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