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 Honda (D) @mikehonda17

It was an honor to officiate the wedding of two of my former staffers earlier today! http://t.co/B0Y4Uo4rSY

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Wendy Davis (D) @WendyDavisTexas

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It's official. #TeamWendy http://t.co/ZMGnJEGN3T

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Brad Schneider (D) @Schneider4IL10

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Add your name if you think comprehensive immigration reform can't wait! → http//brad10.us/cir

Steny Hoyer (D) @WhipHoyer

Finally got to see @@clonesofclones; I had fun and thought they sounded pretty good. @jillholbrookhttp://t.co/P507wJf29C

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Rep. Joe Garcia (D) @RepJoeGarcia

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What a great event last night at San Carlos theatre in #KeyWest http://t.co/dSTc059na7 http://t.co/ahTgapFUJ6

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Sen. Robert Menendez (D) @SenatorMenendez

On the #DisabilityTreaty:"Vets believe we should have a seat at the head of the table"-@RepDuckworth. Watch vid...

Nick Casey (D) @NickCaseyforWV

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Pleased to announced we've been endorsed by: @ABABankingNews, @Teamsters, @necanet, & WV Deputy Sheriffs #wvpol #wv02

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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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