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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Kyrsten Sinema (D) @RepSinema

.@azfamily: @RepTrentFranks says "The incidence of rape resulting in pregnancy are very low." http://t.co/v62qdkblnq // 30,000/yr isn't low

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Suzanne Bonamici (D) @RepBonamici

It was great to meet the Hillsboro Students who are participating in the @CloseUp_DC civic education program in DC. http://t.co/JW4u6k8yZc

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Dina Titus (D) @repdinatitus

Calling on @BarakObama to suspend the 1000 deportations/day until we pass #CIR. http://t.co/snp7FeWAlU http://t.co/BHEZXjNUYB

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Frederica Wilson (D) @RepWilson

RT @AARPadvocates: Our Florida State Director, Yolanda Rodriguez giving @RepWilson a big hug at @AARP lobby day #earnedasay @AARPFL http://t.co/MGJK4TBZvw

Suzan DelBene (D) @SuzanDelBene

RT @publicolanews: US Rep. DelBene calls sweeping abortion proposal unconscionable, unconstitutional. http://t.co/AvLnafwxtZ

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Dina Titus (D) @repdinatitus

@BarakObama, let our families stay here so they can contribute to our community & country.” http://t.co/snp7FeWAlU http://t.co/7vLS38epqW

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Vincent C. Gray (D) @mayorvincegray

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
At Unity Health Care announcing that we significantly reduced the rate of infant immorality in DC. http://t.co/k77rP3J4BN

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Rep. Alan Grayson (D) @AlanGrayson

I testified before the House Rules Committee on my amendment to stop the NSA from spying. Video quality not the best. http://t.co/KxSi0UqOha

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Rep. Keith Ellison (D) @keithellison

RT @56chevy101: @keithellison @msnbc Obamacare has saved a lot of lives 4 ppl living on fixed incomes. The only time the rich are for Obama is 4 dumb things

Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D) @RepLowenthal

I just spoke on the House Floor in support of @CongressmanDan's amendment to close #Guantanamo. http://t.co/BpIHwHI4Br

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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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