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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Mike Obermueller (D) @ObermuellerMike

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Are these your values, too? Retweet for YES! http://t.co/fxTYSgaPtY

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Vincent C. Gray (D) @mayorvincegray

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Will be on Fox 5 around 9:30am to talk @DCStreetcar with @WisdomMartin. Tune in and have a great morning.

Cohen for Congress (D) @ReElectCohen

RT @JoanVixen: Planned Parenthood's Congressional Scorecard is out. #Memphis's @RepCohen is once again rated at 100%! Most #TN reps not so much. @PPact

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Booker for Senate (D) @Booker4Senate

RT @ASDem: Yeah, so, this is awesome. MT @heatherhaddon: Guess who will be joining the @CoryBooker senate campaign bus Monday? Actress @evalongoria

Shaughnessy Naughton (D) @VoteShaughnessy

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Great things are happening in #BucksCounty today. Over 100,000 meals are being packed by United Way of Bucks... http://t.co/lNpKoNfRMa

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Rep. John Larson (D) @RepJohnLarson

Very honored to present the Bronze Star Medal and other military medals to the wife of World War II veteran and... http://t.co/YDMwYSpQzH

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Steve Beshear (D) @GovSteveBeshear

Governor's Weekly Update 08.09.2013

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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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