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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Lois Capps (D) @RepLoisCapps

Calling all Gauchos, Mustangs and Central Coast college students - this week the House of Representatives will be... http://t.co/4dinmqAOxo

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Cohen for Congress (D) @ReElectCohen

RT @RepCohen: #carolking to receive #gershwin award at Lib of Congress /concert first.one of my fav natural women ;makes me feel I have a friend #music

Rep. Peter Welch (D) @WelchForVT

RT @samsteinhp: Sorry gay couples, you have to endure a bit of discrimination for immigration reform to pass http://t.co/eAZ0fK1TrS

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Robin Kelly (D) @Robin42CD

I worked with my colleagues across the aisle yesterday in passing two bi-partisan bills aimed at improving the... http://t.co/icJc0eZAgr

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Robin Kelly (D) @Robin42CD

As part of my role on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, I will be hearing testimony this morning... http://t.co/8icfdYmaTq

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Lois Capps (D) @RepLoisCapps

An exciting step forward for immigration reform! The Senate Judiciary passed its bill out of committee last night... http://t.co/fSkioLGwO9

Rep. Gene Green (D) @RepGeneGreen

RT @SouthwestAir: Red, White & HOU! We're celebrating HOU-DCA with $149/way fares! Purchase by May 24. Restrictions & exclusions apply: http://t.co/oHjiMH9nic

John Garamendi (D) @RepGaramendi

RT @whitehouse: President Obama: "Our gratitude is with the teachers who gave their all to shield their children." #PrayForOklahoma

Rep. Juan Vargas (D) @RepJuanVargas

Opinion: Enlistment Opportunity Act serves military needs - Rep. Mike Coffman - http://t.co/UTlU6T4VbJ: http://t.co/ZaATw16h5v via @POLITICO

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Robin Kelly (D) @Robin42CD

After listening to today’s testimony during the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, I am extremely... http://t.co/nnKJ6rB4GA

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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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