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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This may be an incomplete list. If you think we're missing someone, please email us with their Name, State, Political Party, Office they hold or are seeking and, of course, Twitter handle. Thanks!

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G. K. Butterfield (D) @GKButterfield

My colleagues and I discussing the efforts to fight poverty with members of the faith community.

Jackie Speier (D) @RepSpeier

Waiting for the President to speak at the White House..... http://t.co/LaYfHrYEsZ

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Steve Beshear (D) @GovSteveBeshear

Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2013 http://t.co/Azx4JNpolV

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Robin Kelly (D) @Robin42CD

I just voted to reinstate death benefits for military families. It is shameful that these families, whose loved... http://t.co/EwHXaP3Trc

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Chaka Fattah (D) @chakafattah

I am confident that an agreement will be reached to reopen the U S Government & pay are bills.Take a look at my last 4 tweets & see why.

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D) @SenatorShaheen

A real, long-term budget solution? | Watch the video - Yahoo Finance http://t.co/KTmG3b0RyI via @YahooFinance

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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.

Get the archive data file.