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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Lois Capps (D) @RepLoisCapps

Great news! My bipartisan legislation – the HOPE Act - is now on its way to the President’s desk after the House... http://t.co/h2232rxlXq

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U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan (D) @USRepRickNolan

Congrats to @HCC for their updated bio & chem labs! Thanks for investing in #STEM values & our future scientists: http://t.co/v7ehiVWvUI

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RepRonBarber (D) @RepRonBarber

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RT @Fort_Huachuca: Congress enacted the Indian Citizenship Act (also known as the Snyder Act of 1924), which granted citizenship to... http://t.co/cHkP2nw4Hn

Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D) @RepCardenas

RT @CHIRLA: @RepCardenas: #CIR will help "families stay together". @SpeakerBoehner's statement ab not going to conference is a mistake. #CIR4vets

G. K. Butterfield (D) @GKButterfield

President Obama is delivering a statement on the Affordable Care Act at 11:35 am. Tune in if you can.

G. K. Butterfield (D) @GKButterfield

President Obama is delivering a statement on the Affordable Care Act at 11:35 am. Tune in if you can.

Grace Meng (D) @RepGraceMeng

Our advocacy has paid off! A roundtable to address airplane noise in #Queens will be created! @SenSchumer @SenGillibrand @RepSteveIsrael

Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D) @RepBetoORourke

Bipartisan Legislation Saves Taxpayers $1 Billion http://t.co/VxBPqHQUre

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Rep. Keith Ellison (D) @keithellison

ICYMI: Washington State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler nails it http://t.co/089JknRVtg http://t.co/YSsDhJPA2B

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G. K. Butterfield (D) @GKButterfield

Yesterday, the House Energy & Commerce Committee held another hearing on the ACA website--this time taking issue... http://t.co/nbNwkjCIeM

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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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