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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Pedro Pierluisi (D) @pedropierluisi

Meeting with Choi Young-jin, Ambassador of South Korea to the United States, in my DC office...

John Garamendi (D) @RepGaramendi

I know how vital #Medicare is based on my experience growing up before Medicare & as an Insurance Commissioner: http://t.co/tFnL9NETWD #p2

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Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D) @RepTerriSewell

RT @EnergyCommerce: New reports show benefits of #ACA in every congressional district #ObamaCare http://t.co/JOgyWEVG0z

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Alejandro (D) @agarciapadilla

RT @fortalezapr: Compromiso con los estudiantes de nuevo ingreso. #NoAlAumentoUPR http://t.co/7bLqYQYiGb

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Loretta Sanchez (D) @LorettaSanchez

@OCreg Rep. Sanchez speaks up for women in military http://t.co/TSQJK8GVcq

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Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D) @RepTerriSewell

"Jobs. Middle-Class. Growth"-President Obama

Elijah E. Cummings (D) @RepCummings

Member of DCCC presenting birthday cake to the President today. http://t.co/JXP447kRdr

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Karen Spilka (D) @Spilka4Congress

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@imnotandrew Thanks Team!! #MA5 #MA05

Governor Chafee (D) @LincolnChafee

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Grants will provide direct support to RI preschools, child-care centers and family child-care homes, education is essential

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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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