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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Vincent C. Gray (D) @mayorvincegray

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@hgil as I traveled military rd near St. Johns 3 days this week, 3 deer have crossed the road in front of me. Kinda exciting but kinda scary

Vincent C. Gray (D) @mayorvincegray

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RT @joaquincastrotx: Ok, so who's going to file suit on that post-midnight vote? #sb5

Robin Kelly (D) @Robin42CD

Unless Congress takes action, the interest rate on federally-subsidized Stafford student loans will double from... http://t.co/eLQ9gWahz9

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Claire McCaskill (D) @clairecmc

I'll take fries with mine. “@drewpusateri: @eyokley @SamTLevin: First day at the new job.Wish me luck. #swiftrevenge http://t.co/kGeUWz03bZ

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Rep. Dan Kildee (D) @RepDanKildee

RT @Salon "She's one of the best reasons why Texas will turn blue in our lifetimes..." -@joanwalsh on Wendy Davis http://t.co/W46urMdFiM

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Loretta Sanchez (D) @LorettaSanchez

#SCOTUS overturns #Prop8 - it's a great day for equality!

Sheila Jackson Lee (D) @JacksonLeeTX18

I posted 6 photos on Facebook in the album "Press Conference with Sec. Sebelius" http://t.co/CnLUVpbGdd

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Suzanne Bonamici (D) @RepBonamici

Love has replaced hate as the governing factor in the decision of same sex couples to marry. #MarriageEquality http://t.co/NaZN7U42MR

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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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