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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Senator Patty Murray (D) @PattyMurray

RT @akarhuse: .@NASSP supports the @PattyMurray #ESEA amendment to create a report-only subgroup for children from military families.

Andrew Cuomo (D) @NYGovCuomo

All 62 DA's have signed onto the Gov's comprehensive reform package introduced today #corruption #fairelex #campfin #voting #integrity

Chris Van Hollen (D) @ChrisVanHollen

Sen. McCain's thoughts on his party's refusal to go to budget conference - http://t.co/ELs9gC5a9h

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John Dingell (D) @JohnDingell

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RT @FacepunchNews: This Friday, Rep. John Dingell becomes the longest serving member of Congress - 57 years, 5… http://t.co/DuLb9rTHGY

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Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D) @SenatorHeitkamp

Very productive meeting with the Turtle Mountain Chairman Norman McCloud. http://t.co/V5ptX2tigy

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Tammy Baldwin (D) @tammybaldwin

Tammy calls for a bipartisan focus on the #middleclass. Check out her convention speech. http://t.co/AoRxnB18tZ

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Gerry Connolly (D) @GerryConnolly

Congratulations to the @vademocrats ticket for November: @TerryMcAuliffe, @RalphNortham, @markherring. All candidates ran good races.

Tammy Baldwin (D) @tammybaldwin

#WI families and businesses are working as hard as ever. They deserve to get ahead. -TB. http://t.co/3b2LZsJKiz

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Pedro Pierluisi (D) @pedropierluisi

Industria construcción=compuesta x personas q trabajan todos los días para convertir sueños–desde 1 casa hasta 1 rascacielos–en una realidad

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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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