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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Tim Walz (D) @Tim_Walz

Burn off 2+ inches off your waist while shedding up to 20 lbs of body fat in 30 days or less with http://t.co/qxEA97EmiU

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Jay Stamper (D) @jay_stamper

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
I'm looking forward to breakfast tomorrow morning with the Sumpter County Democrats at 9am. Hope to see you there!

Cohen for Congress (D) @ReElectCohen

RT @RepCohen: A Congressman Objects http://t.co/hCb2VMi7n6. Felt slimed by wrongly being n Collins column.no sex scandal only family drama.unprofessional

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Bobby Scott (D) @BobbyScott4VA3

RT @briandevine: Va. first lady McDonnell spent thousands from husband’s PAC on clothes, other items via @washingtonpost http://t.co/9MilId7gyl

Grace Meng (D) @RepGraceMeng

Proud to attend Ohr-Natan's Celebration in #RegoPark. Thx 2 my friend Rabbi Nahum Kaziyev for the warm welcome! http://t.co/mIvwnC9ymC

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Lacy Clay (D) @LacyClayMO1

A great victory for a historic and resilient neighborhood, @cartercarburetorsuperfundcleanup http://t.co/vX0e6da4xV

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Neil Abercrombie (D) @neilabercrombie

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RT @mauipd: County of Maui Shelters please go to http://t.co/hYin0j0zTe for listings of shelters for Central Maui, Hana, Lanai, and Molokai.

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Lacy Clay (D) @LacyClayMO1

Celebrating Medicare's birthday with seniors who support healthcare as a human right for all#enrollamerica http://t.co/mCS4p2kkd4

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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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