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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Ro Khanna (D) @RoKhannaUSA

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Join me in calling on @RepMikeHonda to suspend his pension & paycheck until Congress restarts the government. #CA17 http://t.co/uGxT7ZgBwU

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elisabeth jensen (D) @JensenElis

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ICYMI - On the 1st, I called on Congress to come to an agreement to end the government shutdown. Today, you can... http://t.co/Y5scwfiLr5

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Vincent C. Gray (D) @mayorvincegray

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RT @RTDSchapiro: #vagov A look at #Va guv credited w/ right-to-work law: Bill Tuck -- Old South-style D, right down to the bourbon http://t.co/OLupVGJMHV

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Rep. Henry Cuellar (D) @RepCuellar

Why U.S. Health Care Is Obscenely Expensive, In 12 Charts http://t.co/9I57oEMe89 via @HuffPostBiz

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Rep. Joe Garcia (D) @RepJoeGarcia

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RT @foodbankmetrodc: Thank you @RepJoeGarcia from #Florida for visiting the food bank today, in light of the #furlough http://t.co/il95SweoI1

G. K. Butterfield (D) @GKButterfield

This week I repeatedly urged Republicans to end the government shutdown and work with Democrats to help the... http://t.co/N7TcRyOM8y

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G. K. Butterfield (D) @GKButterfield

This week I repeatedly urged Republicans to end the government shutdown and work with Democrats to help the... http://t.co/N4gctT7xwJ

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Barbara Buono (D) @BarbaraBuono

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There is still time to RSVP for our event TOMORROW with Barbara and special guest: @donnabrazile Join us: https://t.co/qmOPAkHG92

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Pete Aguilar (D) @aguilarpete

#GOPShutdown advocate @GaryMillerCA blocking health coverage to 32,XXX San Bdo. kids with pre-existing conditions. Time for action. #CA31

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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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