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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Martin O'Malley (D) @MartinOMalley

Job creation, climate change, innovative Marylanders - the latest edition of our One Maryland newsletter avail now: http://t.co/Ew0v66ZHGn

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Anthony G. Brown (D) @BrownforMD

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ICYMI: Poll gives Brown 2-1 lead over Gansler http://t.co/T12gXPrvXx via @baltimoresun #BetterMD

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Don Berwick (D) @berwickforMA

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Check Don out on @MSNBC tonight at 8pm #mapoli #magov

Raul Ruiz (D) @CongressmanRuiz

Join me in taking a stand against bullying for #LGBTQ youth. On #SpiritDay, I am proud to stand with #GLAAD! http://t.co/kuHcW3J4RI

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Steve Cohen (D) @RepCohen

#TigerNation !the fans r ready for the 1st year n #AAC

Kyrsten Sinema (D) @kyrstensinema

Grateful to participate in Veterans in Higher Education Panel @ASU. We're helping vets succeed in college! http://t.co/3eO9YpW2mV

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Pete Gallego (D) @RepPeteGallego

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
RT @BeschlossDC: President Nixon's Saturday Night Massacre was 40 years ago tonight--Atty Genl quits, Special Prosecutor fired, no VP: http://t.co/VpVF3fw1g3

Rep. Scott Peters (D) @RepScottPeters

+1 RT “@tonymanolatos: @Markcaffertysd @SDuncovered @johnnypappas Congratulations and good luck in the Series, gents!”

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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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