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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elisabeth jensen (D) @JensenElis

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ICYMI - On Tuesday I called for Congress to actually start governing together, not shut the government down.... http://t.co/5Q13mujigJ

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U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan (D) @USRepRickNolan

RT @davidaxelrod: Interesting to watch House Rs identify area after area they now deem critical enough to fund. Pretty soon they'll believe in government!

Elijah E. Cummings (D) @RepCummings

Tune in to @MiddayWYPR at 12PM today - I'll be on with @DanRodricks to discuss the government shutdown, and impact on federal workers.

Robin Kelly (D) @Robin42CD

CONSTITUENT SPOTLIGHT: First lady Michelle Obama might want to talk to Latrice Walker, because when it comes to... http://t.co/JkhjFv2nsM

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Rep. Joe Garcia (D) @RepJoeGarcia

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@CNNDirectoUSA: @JoeGarcia habla hoy en @CNNDirectoUSA sobre la paralisis politica en #Washington y el cierre del gobierno. 6PM ET

Robin Kelly (D) @Robin42CD

Today I spoke on the House floor about the job fair I'm hosting tomorrow in the Second District and how my... http://t.co/0nzbE60YLq

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Rep. Susan Davis (D) @RepSusanDavis

Coverage of the bipartisan bill I'm cosponsoring to provide Fed workers with back pay when the government reopens. https://t.co/KG6esBzhWQ

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Adam Schiff (D) @RepAdamSchiff

Lockdown has been lifted on Capitol Hill. I checked in with my staff and all are fine.

RepBThompson (D) @BennieGThompson

Thanks everyone for the concern, I am fine as well as everyone who works for Congressman Bennie G. Thompson.... http://t.co/udPe0p3Tpb

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Chris Van Hollen (D) @ChrisVanHollen

All staff safe & acctd for. Thanks to Cap Police for keeping us safe every day & for continuing to do so, even while your pay is suspended.

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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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