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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Robin Kelly (D) @Robin42CD

I invite you to "like" my official government page and keep up-to-date on the latest information from the nation's... http://t.co/lBCtEHcBYE

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Steve Cohen (D) @RepCohen

@jimchays spoken like a true Alabama Reublican!

Senator Patty Murray (D) @PattyMurray

11:10AM ET: Sen. Murray joins @RichardLui LIVE on #MSNBC to discuss latest out of #WestPoint & tragic epidemic of #military sexual assault.

Tom Harkin (D) @SenatorHarkin

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Very timely @Google doodle today from #googledoodle contest winner Marissa Frost of Urbandale #IA. Congrats Marissa! http://t.co/6A61WV319u

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Sen. Robert Menendez (D) @SenatorMenendez

@Todayshow: As you know, even after #Sandy, #NJ is ready for summer on the shore! I'm asking ppl to share NJ shore memories @ #Back2NJShore

Rep. Rick Larsen (D) @RepRickLarsen

RT @visitSJIslands: Best current route: San Juan Islands ferry terminal to or from I-5 south of Skagit bridge collapse http://t.co/UqHWTzBoaA

Bob Brady (D) @RepBrady

Veterans should have timely access to the benefits they have earned through their service, and the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA)...

Ed Perlmutter (D) @Ed4Colorado

Best thing on the internet today: The new Banksy? http://t.co/KduFf5Tdnv #streetart

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Kyrsten Sinema (D) @RepSinema

RT @mattpep15: Thousands got to finish the #BostonMarathon today. Here's a photo at the finish. http://t.co/MqRjKZfGkk

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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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