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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Cohen for Congress (D) @ReElectCohen

.@RepCohen will be interviewed on CSPAN's "Washington Journal" from 7:30-8:20 CST tomorrow AM. #p2 # progressive #democrat #memphis

Rep. Adam Smith (D) @RepAdamSmith

RT @CAPAC: Engage a @CAPAC Member of Congress TOMORROW @ 2PM EST. Tweet your #immigration questions to #AskCAPAC now!

Rep. Jim McGovern (D) @RepMcGovern

Great visit. Thank you for hoating, and for all you do for our community! @AmherstSurvival

Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D) @RepTerriSewell

Enjoyed being with my constituents at my "Congress in Your Community" town hall in Tuscaloosa today. http://t.co/8aB4HvF0uz

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Jackie Speier (D) @RepSpeier

#DidYouKnow Today is 165th anniversary of Seneca Fall Convention, birth of US #WomensRights movement. #OnThisDay

Loretta Sanchez (D) @LorettaSanchez

Why We've Got to Get to the Table: http://t.co/1WGMM1YZQZ via @YouTube

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Paul Tonko (D) @RepPaulTonko

Rep. Tonko's DC pdate: July 12, 2013: http://t.co/3pKNA5lEuR via @YouTube

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Cohen for Congress (D) @ReElectCohen

RT @RepCohen: #GOP shouldn't turn their backs on cities or the less fortunate—especially not to line billionaires' pockets http://t.co/PdWyzsJoFi #Memphis

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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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