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

Today marks the two year anniversary since Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell was repealed, and our Armed Forces are stronger... http://t.co/sRdgxEUrMX

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Rep. Adam Smith (D) @RepAdamSmith

Tomorrow is .@americorps' 20th anniversary! Thanks to 80k members that fight to expand edu. + economic opportunities http://t.co/7Ir4ii1HHu

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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?

Steven Horsford (D) @StevenHorsford

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#metrobus 1E Iraq

Carl Sciortino (D) @carlsciortino

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RT @msnbc: MA State Rep. @CarlSciortino came out to his Tea Party dad, but not in the way you think http://t.co/0EVqwTkaCI

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Terry McAuliffe (D) @TerryMcAuliffe

Excited to share our newest ad featuring my friend @MarkWarner! RT to spread the word: http://t.co/izwigc8CoM #VAGov

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elisabeth jensen (D) @JensenElis

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Cnc#

Senator Tim Kaine (D) @timkaine

This week, the House voted to slash food assistance to poor families & defund the ACA. My statement here: http://t.co/nW2RZfZoBi

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Brad Schneider (D) @Schneider4IL10

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@Durrell62

Carl Sciortino (D) @carlsciortino

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RT @weeksbr1: @keithellison Hey #MA5, people like @JoeDunn8 are exactly why it's so important we send #progressive leaders like @carlsciortino to Congress

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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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