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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Mike Thompson (D) @RepThompson

Vote for conference is vote for shutdown. Pass the funding bill and get to work on balanced solution to long term budget issues #GOPShutdown

RepBThompson (D) @BennieGThompson

For the first time in 17 years we will experience a government shutdown. As a young congressional staffer who has... http://t.co/HxxNgXQyc9

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Rep. Rick Larsen (D) @RepRickLarsen

RT @LukeRussert: Asked Boehner what his message was to furloughed Federal employees and if he'd restore their pay: "we want to go to conference."

Colleen Hanabusa (D) @ColleenHanabusa

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
RT @Quiksilver: Tune in to @ESPN @30for30 TONIGHT in US/Can at 8pm ET/5pm PT for the premiere of #Hawaiian The Legend of Eddie Aikau #EddieWouldGo

Mike Obermueller (D) @ObermuellerMike

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
http://t.co/hCbjVN5y6n launched this morning. I encourage you to take a look at the variety of affordable options.

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Barbara Lee (D) @BLeeForCongress

Check out http://t.co/lgttuM2Vtn & http://t.co/I0jd78OWF0 - #ThisIsObamacare / they're very popular so you might need to be patient.

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G. K. Butterfield (D) @GKButterfield

Today is the first day of open enrollment in the new health insurance marketplaces created by the Affordable Care... http://t.co/ypBCKj1RVV

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G. K. Butterfield (D) @GKButterfield

Today is the first day of open enrollment in the new health insurance marketplaces created by the Affordable Care... http://t.co/QHYbnp3P8u

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Tammy Duckworth (D) @RepDuckworth

Today, I met with members of the @APA from my district to discuss the importance of suicide prevention. http://t.co/FxdKVJ0RU2

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Rep. Mike McIntyre (D) @RepMikeMcIntyre

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Calabash Fire Dept received $216,240 in federal funds to ensure 3 positions, shared by 12 firefighters, are staffed http://t.co/C8WmkMAbVe

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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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