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

National Small Business Week Floor Speech: More than Half of Americans own or work for a small business. Small... http://t.co/O5g6fFNcWg

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Jay Stamper (D) @jay_stamper

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Please follow & support @Bakari_Sellers for Attorney-General of South Carolina. His website: http://t.co/4oqcGoMU39 #sctweets

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Andrew Cuomo (D) @NYGovCuomo

Congrats to #SUNY’s 4 University Centers Named Among Top in World via @SUNY :http://t.co/kwQVj6DWHi “The Power of SUNY resonates worldwide”

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Ed Perlmutter (D) @Ed4Colorado

If Congress does not act by July 1, then student loan interest rates will double from 3.4% to 6.8%. This increase... http://t.co/OaMH0PpGqm

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Tom Harkin (D) @SenatorHarkin

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Great night at the @NatArboretum's Cookout Under the Stars honoring #IA & it's contributions to plant research. http://t.co/zjV4C2shO7

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Andrew Cuomo (D) @NYGovCuomo

Gov’s agreement on #UpstateNY #Gaming Economic Development Act to boost economy & tourism w/ 4 destination resorts: http://t.co/7Wehqe5omu

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Gerry Connolly (D) @GerryConnolly

Glad tht Fannie Fitzgerald of PWC & daughter met civil rights icon @repjohnlewis at #FrederickDouglass dedication. http://t.co/jw4asT95bL

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Robin Kelly (D) @Robin42CD

SNAP Funding Floor Speech Today I spoke on behalf of 2 million Illinois residents – and 1 in 7 American families... http://t.co/EBlxfRaQzA

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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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