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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Niki Tsongas (D) @nikiinthehouse

Did a comma start a fight between #Kerouac and #Burroughs? Find out here! http://t.co/5udEeB0qlA

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Pedro Pierluisi (D) @pedropierluisi

Todos a apoyar a nuestra Mónica - #PicaPower!!

Pedro Pierluisi (D) @pedropierluisi

Todos a apoyar a nuestra Mónica en el New Haven Open - #PicaPower!!

Chaka Fattah (D) @chakafattah

Great Story ,a part of the history of a Great People .Thanks Lee Daniels ! @LeeDanielsTheButler@Oprah@ForestWhitaker

Sean Eldridge (D) @SeanEldridge

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Had a great time at the Chatham Dems brunch this morning http://t.co/OeGfuVzNEo

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Rep. Bobby Scott (D) @repbobbyscott

RT @samsteinhp: Guys, don't worry, it was only 57k children, not 70k who were dropped from Head Start because of sequestration http://t.co/9OzrwyFOt6

Grace Meng (D) @RepGraceMeng

Happy to hit the campaign trail with my friend @JessLappin who is running for Manhattan Boro Prez! http://t.co/DLK5S2092e

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Gerry Connolly (D) @GerryConnolly

RT @nbcwashington: Follow News4's @JulieCareyNBC who is live-tweeting from the Vanessa Pham murder trial.

Gerry Connolly (D) @GerryConnolly

RT @MoElleithee: Dems mock GOP reboot: ‘Same old party' - The Hill's Video http://t.co/6DajiWJXaT

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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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