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

What an honor to sign the 100th floor wall of New York's Freedom Tower. http://t.co/tknbxL7cTn

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Rep. Bobby Scott (D) @repbobbyscott

Congratulations to Meghan Shaw, Grand Prize winner in my 2013 Congressional Art Competition! http://t.co/u281eTWFJ2

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RepBThompson (D) @BennieGThompson

Yes! Bring Jackson back to life!!!RT @WLBT: Jackson getting a movie theater http://t.co/cTxa0P2ugc

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Albio Sires (D) @RepSires

Immigration Rally last month #dc http://t.co/u1t9K0dwuy

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Lois Capps (D) @RepLoisCapps

Ceres, one of our innovative Central Coast companies, was highlighted at this year’s Energy Innovation Summit.... http://t.co/bP17rJQJAq

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Rep. Rick Larsen (D) @RepRickLarsen

I'm hiring in my #Everett office RT @waidf Job: Community Liaison for Rep. Rick Larsen http://t.co/8VBm0arI9N

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Robin Kelly (D) @Robin42CD

I spoke at a press conference with Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3], speaking... http://t.co/jQ1pbHSU5F

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Rep. Henry Cuellar (D) @RepCuellar

Hey @ArsenioHall next time we'll meet outside the restroom! Good meeting you tonight my friend

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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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