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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Chellie Pingree (D) @chelliepingree

Heartbreaking stories from Mainers impacted by #sequester cuts http://t.co/xdraUi3Xhy #mepolitics

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Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D) @WaxmanClimate

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RT @DWStweets: 5 days until the exchange opens! Retweet and share this site: https://t.co/DviWVS9pRM #GetCovered

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Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D) @WaxmanClimate

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RT @RepBobbyRush: Learn more about the ACA before October 1st. http://t.co/zeBHJYtjmt

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Robin Kelly (D) @Robin42CD

Today I spoke on the House floor and urged my colleagues to put America first and pass a bipartisan spending plan... http://t.co/i2S62bNe7f

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Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D) @RepLowenthal

Health insurance marketplaces nationwide will open in 6 days. Need to know what a co-pay is? A deductible? A premium? http://t.co/jScCMViQsP

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US Rep E.B.Johnson (D) @RepEBJ

I got to celebrate the birthday of my friend and colleague @GregoryMeeks of New York. #HappyBirthday

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John Hickenlooper (D) @hickforco

Nice work! "@DenverChannel: Pls retweet! @katyperry notes Lakewood H.S.'s effort for #COflood concert. #KatyinCO http://t.co/LsXe5RsarK

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Sandy Levin (D) @repsandylevin

4 Days Until Open Enrollment: Here are a few ways that #ACA has been helping those in #MI 9th Congressional District: http://t.co/DmfRsjbKMv

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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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