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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Re-Elect Hank (D) @ReElectHank

This week, I'm taking the Food Stamp Challenge: http://t.co/30sQxOZHNA http://t.co/FIgBUds8Hr

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Gerry Connolly (D) @GerryConnolly

House passes Issa-Connolly federal IT reform act. First major tech rewrite since 2003. http://t.co/vasFw9WDBi

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Kyrsten Sinema (D) @RepSinema

You know you're off to a productive day when you finish your 4 hour bike session at 7:30 am. #coffeeplease

Pedro Pierluisi (D) @pedropierluisi

RT @hernanpadilla51: @igualdadpr @JoseMSaldana51 @pedropierluisi @QuiquitoMelende van a la ONU a defender Estadidad y exigir se resuelva status colonial de PR

Jay Stamper (D) @jay_stamper

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
If you don’t mind the gov't snooping through your things, the problem isn't the constitution but your constitution.

Andrew Cuomo (D) @NYGovCuomo

With the end of the legislative session nearing, the time is now! Urge your legislators to pass #WEA http://t.co/Iy97QoQrzb @Newsday

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Joe Kennedy (D) @joekennedy

We need Ed Markey in the Senate. Help him across the finish line by signing up to canvass or phone bank here: http://t.co/pT0i6WI8Lu

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Rep. Jared Huffman (D) @RepHuffman

Congratulations to Nicole Aunapu Mann of Penngrove, CA: selected for the 2013 @NASA Astronaut Candidate Class! http://t.co/nyA78n5JPm

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Pedro Pierluisi (D) @pedropierluisi

Es increíble al extremo que llega con tal de entorpecer el reclamo de igualdad y progreso que conlleva la causa de la estadidad.

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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.