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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MichelleLujanGrisham (D) @RepLujanGrisham

@fbihop I miss John Madden and his rambling.

Loretta Sanchez (D) @LorettaSanchez

#ICYMI Yesterday I was interviewed on @meetthepress about military intervention in #Syria - watch here: http://t.co/8P02CONNyK

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Steve Beshear (D) @GovSteveBeshear

Through #kynect, a family a 4 earning up to $94,200 will also receive a discount on health insurance. #kynect #Obamacare #HealthierKy

Steve Beshear (D) @GovSteveBeshear

An average insurance rate does not exist in #kynect: there are too ma

Corrine Brown (D) @RepCorrineBrown

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in America, with Veterans making up 20% of the total number of deaths. #WorldWithoutSuicide

Rush Holt (D) @RushHolt

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
RT @NJ4Marriage: Congressman @RushHolt says it's time for marraige in #NJ! "I believe in equality under the law - period." #NJ4M #lgbt http://t.co/akbLTB1ZYq

Neil Abercrombie (D) @neilabercrombie

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
[NEWS] Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Observance of Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance http://t.co/PpV5Ld1D0J

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Rep. Kurt Schrader (D) @RepSchrader

Schrader Statement on President Obama's Address Regarding Syria

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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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