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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Steve Cohen (D) @RepCohen

At dedication Churchill bust Statuary Hall.honorary citizen 63 by #JFK. !ohner Lgreatest friend AmerM ever had"

Loretta Sanchez (D) @LorettaSanchez

Thankful to have our @CHCI Intern Daniel here in DC this semester! He has been a great addition to our office. http://t.co/QLXtqU8sXI

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Loretta Sanchez (D) @LorettaSanchez

Thankful to have our @CHCI Intern Daniel here in DC this semester! He has been a wonderful addition to our office. http://t.co/WhFEbhEBJb

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Joe Garcia (D) @JoeGarcia

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Met with @NOAA Administrator Sullivan to discuss relevant issues relating to #FL26. http://t.co/Z56GvHvf4i

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Rep. John Larson (D) @RepJohnLarson

Larson introduces President Obama: At the annual House Democratic Caucus Issues Conference, Congressman John B... http://t.co/ci3u6D7PvM

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Robin Kelly (D) @Robin42CD

Today I spoke on the House floor to urge my colleagues to put aside the partisan rhetoric and help get people... http://t.co/h6ABjWtRFV

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Yvette D. Clarke (D) @YvetteClarke

The reductions in #SNAP on 10/01 are unconscionable.

Jim McDermott (D) @RepJimMcDermott

Video: In just 50 days, one of the biggest and most important reforms from the Affordable Care Act will be... http://t.co/AmuzNoZCmL

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Jim McDermott (D) @RepJimMcDermott

Photo:   eyeoninsurance: Health Exchange Shoppers Can Expect $2,700 in Tax Credits Mmmmm. Tax credits. This... http://t.co/tpPYnTcaF8

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Rep. Suzan DelBene (D) @RepDelBene

RT @soltoseedfarm: .@RepDelBene (from the great state of WA): need to increase funding for specialty crops...and organic programs #FarmBill

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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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