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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Janice Hahn (D) @Rep_JaniceHahn

w/ the @DominguezHills Associated Students Pres. Ms. Coulibaly at the commencement ceremony.Congrats Class of 2013! http://t.co/0hDCTE6vz6

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Lacy Clay (D) @LacyClayMO1

Honored to deliver commencement to Metro HS Class of 2013, #1 in Missouri, among best in USA@futureleaders http://t.co/x8uGlVSAZb

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Senator Jack Reed (D) @SenJackReed

Honored to spend time w/ #veterans of WWII & the Korean War at 2nd annual Waterman Lake Armed Forces Celebration.

Robin Kelly (D) @Robin42CD

I delivered my first floor speech in the House calling on my colleagues to include urban shootings in the... http://t.co/t5b0H8XPG6

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Senator Joe Manchin (D) @Sen_JoeManchin

Common sense is in your county this week. Check my website for details on the nearly 100 stops we will be making: http://t.co/axq00scOoR

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Lois Capps (D) @RepLoisCapps

The Hill reports on the introduction of my bill, the Climate Change Health Protection and Promotion Act, which... http://t.co/0ZNaruxBLk

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Robin Kelly (D) @Robin42CD

Under a Republican bill being considered this week, student loan interest rates would change year-to-year based on... http://t.co/ECkqdJKoIj

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Niki Tsongas (D) @nikiinthehouse

In honor of National Small Business Week, we celebrate the jobs & innovation that small businesses create to keep MA strong & competitive

Robin Kelly (D) @Robin42CD

Saddling students with higher interest rates means adding to the crushing $1.1 trillion in debt already being... http://t.co/SrdWaiQbSM

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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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