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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Alejandro (D) @agarciapadilla

RT @giangonz: Gran logro, encaminando el Public Safety Broadband Plan http://t.co/KKmVO7lhAr

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Donna Christensen (D) @DelegateDonna

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Making Good Health My Reality in Las Vegas on Medicaid and EXchanges now @CBCF @RepStevenHorsford

Kyrsten Sinema (D) @RepSinema

Today's 1st day of Hispanic Heritage Month. Lets kick it off w tribute to AZ's first Latino Governor, Raul Castro! http://t.co/r2o2Bnsdji

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Vincent C. Gray (D) @mayorvincegray

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RT @DDOTDC: NAVY YARD: Please see the attached map for some of the closures listed in the preceding message. http://t.co/4ldkOesaM7

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Terry McAuliffe (D) @TerryMcAuliffe

Honored by @VABeachMayor Will Sessom's endorsement. We share a real commitment to growing and diversifying Virginia's economy. #VAGov

Luis V. Gutierrez (D) @RepGutierrez

Fue un placer hablar con los empresarios hispanos de @USHCC este fin de semana http://t.co/NGQSgSYUen #USHCC13 #latism #reformamigratoria

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Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D) @WaxmanClimate

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Texas farmer: "#climatechange produced the drought...there are moments in life that turn you" http://t.co/PlpboZ3fNo #climate

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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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