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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MichelleLujanGrisham (D) @RepLujanGrisham

RT @PCA_NM: How do we move NM from worst in the nation in child well being? Join us 2morrow at 1516 5th NW for press conference w/ @replujangrisham!

RepBThompson (D) @BennieGThompson

@lebronjames discusses the importance of healthcare to WAPT this morning during his district… http://t.co/rZFLYMSkR9

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Sheila Jackson Lee (D) @JacksonLeeTX18

We are ready to act to freeze college rates. Congress must come together to ensure students can afford education

U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan (D) @USRepRickNolan

Standing room only at yesterday's Ag Forum in Little Falls, MN! #FarmBill http://t.co/GmvISw9W0I

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Pete Gallego (D) @RepPeteGallego

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
RT @JoaquinCastrotx: Thanks to the amazing crowd that came out in San Antonio tonight to watch #DreamIsNow and push for immigration reform! #DREAMers

Colleen Hanabusa (D) @ColleenHanabusa

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Honored to spend time with Senator Daniel A. Akaka and others tonight.

Rep. Scott Peters (D) @RepScottPeters

Thank you for the great tour yesterday @symantec San Diego. Great to hear about your work in #innovation & #technology .

Senator Kay Hagan (D) @SenatorHagan

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RT @TheLastWord: .@SenatorHagan’s says this “sneak attack” on women's rights is “wrong” and “doesn’t reflect the values" of NC voters. #lastword

Brian Schatz (D) @brianschatz

Great day in Kailua & West Hawaii. Happy to be home and enjoying this holiday by gathering together to celebrate the values that unite us.

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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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