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

On Thursday, The House voted 195 to 234 as to defeating H.R. 1947, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk... http://t.co/C3c0cy75zC

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Peter Shumlin (D) @GovPeterShumlin

Uh oh, these things always backfire. #gohawks MT @HuffPostChicago: Are u as confident in @NHLBlackhawks as THIS guy? http://t.co/18WroHbXTv

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Lois Capps (D) @RepLoisCapps

Check out the relaunched http://t.co/vJNhjuicLo website to learn more about the Affordable Care Act's new health... http://t.co/uKKl7SlSgi

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Rep. Eric Swalwell (D) @RepSwalwell

No, this is not a story from @TheOnion -- this is a @GOP member who believes rape kits prevent pregnancy. http://t.co/wg86ABp6fp

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Rep. Keith Ellison (D) @keithellison

RT @lukehellier: .@reperikpaulsen & @keithellison chatting with employees at Target Corp in Minneapolis http://t.co/JCuK9nRiI1

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John Garamendi (D) @RepGaramendi

RT @RepRonBarber: Reason #7 why Congress must act to prevent student loans from doubling: nearly 12 million Americans attend college on student loans annually

Lois Capps (D) @RepLoisCapps

In recognition of LGBT Pride Month, I am proud to stand with NOH8 in Congress as we await Supreme Court rulings... http://t.co/3E1hC5Fx1F

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John Kitzhaber (D) @GovKitz

HB 2013 is key better connect early learning with health care, child care, and kindergarten readiness http://t.co/M8dmgXYeYl

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RepBThompson (D) @BennieGThompson

@lebronjames gives his reaction to today's Supreme Court decision regarding VRA. @ Rayburn House… http://t.co/0oK9quyZ03

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Rep. Henry Cuellar (D) @RepCuellar

Met w Francisco Santos Calderon, former VP & current presidential nominee of Colombia. Gracias! @PachoSantosC http://t.co/6ccMsEyHg1

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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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