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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Sheila Jackson Lee (D) @JacksonLeeTX18

Share my Facebook page and Twitter @JacksonLeeTX18 with your friends and family. Follow me on twitter and I will follow you back.

Rep. Shea-Porter (D) @RepSheaPorter

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Thanks to Gen. @martin_dempsey for #PNSY and #Pease visit w/ @SenatorShaheen, Sen. Ayotte, @RepAnnieKuster & me today http://t.co/fFnKvAmAuu

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Steve Cohen (D) @RepCohen

watching the BIG STAR trailer @magnoliapics - Now in Theatres and on Demand http://t.co/wssXiC6stV n NYC!Great doc re:music,#Memphis.C it!

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Re-Elect Hank (D) @ReElectHank

Proud to receive 100% record from Alliance for Retired Americans: http://t.co/5chr22HAZB http://t.co/kvaY5LqzC8

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Robin Kelly (D) @Robin42CD

This week's Constituent Spotlight is on Darryl Stroud, a national school safety expert whose work helps keep our... http://t.co/w4Lt5NvcvY

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Vincent C. Gray (D) @mayorvincegray

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.@washingtondc - Get Lost In It: http://t.co/j9I740Ah8P

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Rep. Shea-Porter (D) @RepSheaPorter

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Failure to replace sequestration is resulting in furloughs across NH. Extremely frustrating & dissapointing. http://t.co/MGnm07xKB6

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Rep. Brad Schneider (D) @RepSchneider

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RT @HarvardHBS: .@MichaelEPorter speaking on #USComp at member briefing co-hosted by @GOPLeader and @RepSchneider, D-IL. http://t.co/c4lD4lXNzi

Senator Landrieu (D) @SenLandrieu

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RT @brandanbonds: @marylandrieu Congrats, Senator! Wishing you & your team all the best as they begin campaigning!

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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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