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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Gerry Connolly (D) @GerryConnolly

RT @brikeilarcnn: I'm filling in for @wolfblitzer today at 5pm ET and, oddly, kind of starting to look like him. http://t.co/F30q3NmdBD

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Kyrsten Sinema (D) @RepSinema

Hosted HHS roundtable 2 help #AZ09 fams & biz navigate ACA w help of grant recipients like @AZAllianceCHCs. http://t.co/Ahl4F0PCFy

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Steve Beshear (D) @GovSteveBeshear

For more posts on Kentucky's #economy, job announcements, #education and health care news, follow me on Twitter... http://t.co/pnWtVMmMii

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D Wasserman Schultz (D) @DWStweets

RT @Reince: Thanks to the support from our donors we raised $5.9 million in August and now have $12.3 million cash on hand. http://t.co/cXAPiOoh1e

Kyrsten Sinema (D) @kyrstensinema

We're working with @case_az to increase education, civic participation and leadership development of Arizona families

Rep. Adam Smith (D) @RepAdamSmith

@Mb_society Thank you for coming by the office! Great meeting with you.

Senator Chris Coons (D) @ChrisCoons

Just got a great tour of @BecarahHomes' 120,000 sq ft manufacturing floor in Greenwood. Very cool. http://t.co/kEb9fCdAtj

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US Rep E.B.Johnson (D) @RepEBJ

RT @NatUrbanLeague: "Keep Calm and March On" Join the National Urban League in commemorating the 50th Anniversary March on Washington http://t.co/fmn6LADeZW

Sanford Bishop, Jr. (D) @SanfordBishop

Had a great visit with @CGTC President Dr. Ivan Allen & Councilman Rick Hutto this week http://t.co/wOEZZVTu0h

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Rep. Daniel Lipinski (D) @RepLipinski

Great joining @RepBillFoster @RepHultgren at @argonne for today's first ever "Doing Business with Argonne & Fermi" http://t.co/GiLYmY4NEc

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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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