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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Gerry Connolly (D) @GerryConnolly

@Jim_Moran & I called on House Majority Whip to let a #CleanCR reach House floor to end #shutdown it would pass. http://t.co/dvdxR4NzEh

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Rep. Scott Peters (D) @RepScottPeters

RT @LorenaSGonzalez: I hope that people will stop with the craziness now. He admitted it. Move on, stop with bizarre conspiracy rumors & stop blaming women.

Robin Kelly (D) @Robin42CD

This week's Constituent Spotlight is on Yolan Corner. Yolan is an advocate for domestic violence awareness and... http://t.co/k9c3VUl89K

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Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D) @RepTerriSewell

Register for our Tele-Town Hall on enrollment in the health insurance marketplace! http://t.co/zFDc5KsqyR

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Brad Schneider (D) @Schneider4IL10

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Disappointing: Bohener "abandoned plans to vote Tuesday on a plan to lift the threat of a government default." http://t.co/0EacWz8Q1V

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Rep. Scott Peters (D) @RepScottPeters

This gave me a good laugh that I needed today! RT @Markcaffertysd: @omarpassons Her: Man, I knocked on the wrong door.

G. K. Butterfield (D) @GKButterfield

Yesterday, I joined Congressmen Price and Watt in pushing the Governor to explain why North Carolina is the only... http://t.co/JHkVWpeMKM

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G. K. Butterfield (D) @GKButterfield

Yesterday, I joined Congressmen Price and Watt in pushing the Governor to explain why North Carolina is the only... http://t.co/bIyWZh1paJ

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Adam Schiff (D) @RepAdamSchiff

The truth is we could have passed this deal to raise debt ceiling & fund government 16 days ago – averting a government #shutdown entirely.

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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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