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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Rep. Jim McGovern (D) @RepMcGovern

My neighborhood liquor store guy just calls me "Papi." constantly. In every sentence. @heyfeifer

Lois Capps (D) @RepLoisCapps

Today the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a new rule requiring future coal burning plants – the largest... http://t.co/lirLB7csZn

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Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D) @WaxmanClimate

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RT @RepLoisCapps: Major step to #ActOnClimate today! The EPA announces pollution limits for dirty power plants - a major new rule to stop global warming.

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Rep. Mike McIntyre (D) @RepMikeMcIntyre

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Statement on my vote to keep government grom shutting down and to defund new healthcare law: http://t.co/xawRAaAc6x #NC07

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Congressmember Bass (D) @RepKarenBass

HE President Mohamoud of Somalia speaking about his http://t.co/7EmcMmGgDv

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Steve Cohen (D) @RepCohen

RT @AlbertBrooks: If the Pope can let in gays, and Iran can give up nukes, can't the House just fund Obamacare?

Rep. Juan Vargas (D) @RepJuanVargas

Providing the open remarks at my briefing that brought awareness of the sexual exploration of our children http://t.co/uE84GvFHpJ

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Rep. Jared Huffman (D) @RepHuffman

W/today's #CR vote, the Tea Party is taking our government hostage and signaling its intention to shoot the hostage. http://t.co/H3cScXumzu

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Steve Beshear (D) @Steve__Beshear

Steve Beshear @GovSteveBeshear 12m #Kentucky is setting the standard in #education. Read @TIME's “What Every... http://t.co/afeMDfVA0p

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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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