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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Grace Meng (D) @RepGraceMeng

RT @AJCGlobal: Thank you to @repgracemeng for her outspoken support for #Israel http://t.co/AbgaNhgwn4

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Robin Kelly (D) @Robin42CD

This week's Constituent Spotlight is on Michael Townsend. He started an annual Victory over Violence summit to... http://t.co/Kxr1sySkxV

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Barbara Buono (D) @BarbaraBuono

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
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Jackie Speier (D) @RepSpeier

CHANGED DATE: Please join me for a telephone town hall about the Affordable Care Act #ACA July 24, 6:55-7:55 pm PT http://t.co/1GQiLlSJOt

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The White House (D) @WhiteHouse

RT @DrBiden: Dr. Biden visits the Taj Majal in Agra, India after touring a @USAID site nearby: http://t.co/GNqMhqOdLg

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Corrine Brown (D) @RepCorrineBrown

Look for me Tonight on @PolitcsNation as I speak with my dear friend @TheRevAl -top of the hour at 6PM!

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Tom Harkin (D) @SenatorHarkin

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Today marks four years since #minimumwage workers last got a raise. #RaiseTheWage http://t.co/v5xaltoa2C

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Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D) @RepZoeLofgren

In a hearing last week on NSA surveillance, I said that I believe these programs have gone off the tracks and... http://t.co/dpEgfjTTJ5

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Jim Langevin (D) @jimlangevin

Thrilled to stop by today's @NIST event to promote #STEM education. I was also glad to see @BrownUniversity represented

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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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