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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Mike Quigley (D) @RepMikeQuigley

RT @Oregonian: .@RepBonamici, @RepMikeQuigley urge U.S. House leadership to rescue federal public defender offices

Andrew Romanoff (D) @andrewromanoff

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#Aurora salutes #veterans @ Wings Over Rockies. CO Korean Children's Choir pays stirring tribute to Korean War veterans.

Senator Ben Cardin (D) @SenatorCardin

RT @BashirLive: .@SenatorCardin: "I think, at the end of the day, Americans are going to be satisfied by the Affordable Care Act."

Rep. Joe Garcia (D) @RepJoeGarcia

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In honor of #Veteransday, I'll be visiting/attending several #veteran facilities & events throughout #SouthFlorida. http://t.co/BagLpOHiiP

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Carolyn B. Maloney (D) @RepMaloney

You can catch me on Neil Cavuto @TeamCavuto at 8:15 and 11:15 on @FoxBusiness I'll be talking about Bill @deBlasioNYC 's big mayoral win!

Rep. Jim McGovern (D) @McGovernMA

I like @CynthiaY29's 'Kittens Conquer The Stairs, HEROES' http://t.co/pGvbiNpwX5 on @tellyapp

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Scott Peters (D) @ScottPetersSD

RT @RachelLaing: @ScottPetersSD @loteck ReportCardGate's failure to catch on is really infuriating to the GOP. :(

Robin Kelly (D) @Robin42CD

RT @RepRobinKelly: Thanks Matteson Public Library for the new business card holder made with your new 3D printer http://t.co/EZw4GahaA3

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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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