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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Lois Capps (D) @RepLoisCapps

A new report shows that more than half of all uninsured Americans will be able to buy insurance through the... http://t.co/ns1m65VYjX

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Senator Landrieu (D) @SenLandrieu

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
#Senate confirmed Louisiana native, Ms. Campbell-Smith, to the US Court of Federal Claims today. Congratulations!

Vincent C. Gray (D) @mayorvincegray

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RT @jwerthsbeard: What a way for the Barves to lose haha

Jared Polis (D) @jaredpolis

@neonnurse yeah we went through the wax paper first

G. K. Butterfield (D) @GKButterfield

Had a great meeting today with students and administrators from ECU about making the transition from military... http://t.co/SwGVoJeCir

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Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D) @repcleaver

Join me, basketball legend @SHAQ O'Neal, @centurycouncil to discuss college binge drinking. Wed 12-2pm, DC Conv Center, Rm 143-B #CBCFALC13

Bob McDonnell (D) @GovernorVA

I'll be joining @COMMUNITYCLO in a few minutes on 99.3 FM in Richmond to talk K-12 education reform - tune in!

Cohen for Congress (D) @ReElectCohen

.@RepCohen will be on @MSNBC's "Now with Alex Wagner" to talk about gun violence and the Bill Day Cartoon. 11AM-12PM CST!

Pete Gallego (D) @petegallego

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RT @RepPeteGallego: In Armed Services Cmte hrg on sequester's impact on US readiness. Room calls out 2 the patriot in all of us. http://t.co/vSI8m3jtUq

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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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