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/JQD2o7nWIj

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Kyrsten Sinema (D) @RepSinema

RT @dropthatdebtAZ: #dropthatdebt "@OFA_AZ: What does the student loan interest rate increase mean for Arizonans? Find out: http://t.co/DEmf3Isvmt"

Janice Hahn (D) @Rep_JaniceHahn

I proudly voted against Rep. King’s attack on #DREAMers today. http://t.co/tDBXMLoCaW

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Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D) @SenatorShaheen

Shaheen staff recognized for leading participation in @EverybodyWinsDC reading program with DC youth. Very proud! http://t.co/gw2QQaRnrF

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Vincent C. Gray (D) @mayorvincegray

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
RT @AP: And here's the turn: Congressman introduces bill to legalize online poker: http://t.co/u3w9xZWV74 -MM

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Robin Kelly (D) @Robin42CD

If Congress fails to act by July 1st, student loan interest rates will double, putting college well out of reach... http://t.co/Ni5RAPTxth

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Rep. Ron Kind (D) @RepRonKind

RT @cbrangel: Congrats to my dear friend @John_Dingell for making history as longest serving member of #Congress #FF http://t.co/GsvNAnqwep

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Dina Titus (D) @repdinatitus

Pay gap between women & men in #LasVegas is $5,421 a year. That's 1,442 gallons of gas or 6 months of rent. #equalpaynow @nvwomenslobby

Lacy Clay (D) @LacyClayMO1

Honored to heat up awesome Missouri Dems #jj2013 in downtown STL. Asking GOP #whatthehelliswrongwiththem http://t.co/Fee7ujPHGW

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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.

Get the archive data file.