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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Robin Kelly (D) @Robin42CD

Today I spoke on the House floor in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness month. The National Network to End... http://t.co/BkA5HSBqVm

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Peter Shumlin (D) @GovPeterShumlin

This evening, I'm attending an open house for Green Street Transitional Housing, which offers supportive services... http://t.co/lLfpucQvBW

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Steve Israel (D) @RepSteveIsrael

Happiness is a platter of @ZabarsIsNY lox and bagels waiting for you in the office

Joaquin Castro (D) @JoaquinCastrotx

RT @ambearinas: Yesterday @JoaquinCastrotx called my stepdad to let us know what he is doing about the shutdown. How awesome is he?

Robin Kelly (D) @Robin42CD

I fought on the House floor today to end the government shutdown. http://t.co/XxWB2X34c3

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Tammy Baldwin (D) @tammybaldwin

Washington’s hostage politics are hurting #NC families. Tell the House one vote can end this #shutdown: http://t.co/bKGR8GmZXR #DemandAVote

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Frederica Wilson (D) @RepWilson

Welcome Commissioner Thomas W. Dorsett and the St. Anne’s Episcopal church to Washington, D.C.! http://t.co/vt4xrdGKNQ

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Rep. Eric Swalwell (D) @RepSwalwell

At 7:30p.m. I'll lead 1 hr. talk on U.S. @HouseFloor/@cspan re: furloughs caused by #shutdown at Nat'l Labs. cc: @Livermore_Lab @SandiaLabs

Eloise Gomez Reyes (D) @Eloise4Congress

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
RT @CohenJC: RT @JuddLegum: The saddest shutdown photo http://t.co/kYmVqVInrL (via @AlexJamesFitz)

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Ro Khanna (D) @RoKhannaUSA

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
RT @SimranSyrup: S/O to @RoKhannaUSA for being so wonderful today! Irvington DECA is so thankful

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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.

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