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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Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D) @WaxmanClimate

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RT @OFA: The time is now to show your support for #immigration reform and tell @SpeakerBoehner to #TakeItToTheHouse: http://t.co/rwEA8dVCCe

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RepBThompson (D) @BennieGThompson

@lebronjames during House Homeland Security hearing today, assessing attacks on the homeland. http://t.co/0zG9AVpyJe

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Brian Schatz (D) @brianschatz

Thanks Taylor Kim for talking w/me abt your experience with juvenile diabetes. And for showing me some of your moves! http://t.co/ZNrgX9W7KW

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Rep. Adam Smith (D) @RepAdamSmith

Do you have questions about employment resources for disabled vets? Join @USDOL twitter chat at 11am PST today by using #VetsJobChat

RepRonBarber (D) @RepRonBarber

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RT @aerkah: @RepRonBarber @USDOL DOL has offices nationwide with Vet Reps available http://t.co/4WsXeb6GxE #VetsJobsChat

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Sheila Jackson Lee (D) @JacksonLeeTX18

What do you think about the doubling of student loan rates? Also, you can tweets your thoughts to me @JacksonLeeTX18 using #dontdoublemyrate

Joe Garcia (D) @JoeGarcia

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Join me for a discussion about #studentloans this Saturday afternoon @FIU's Graham Center! http://t.co/SfAtzxdqRI

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Sandy Levin (D) @repsandylevin

Pleased that the Senate HELP cmte pass #ENDA. The workplace is no place for discrimination against #LGBT #Equality http://t.co/Xi1Kbn56Yp

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Rep. John Tierney (D) @RepTierney

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RT @sarahcopper: BEYOND excited to see Paul McCartney on Friday w/ @LAK12384 @mattywarsh @BrianBrothman (and some high powered lawyer who isn't on twitter)!!

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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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