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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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/4NF1WVgdZM

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Rep. Joe Garcia (D) @RepJoeGarcia

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Great news out of the district this week! Coral Reef High named 1 of @USNewsEducation top high schools in the nation! http://t.co/zznMciKYxr

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Jackie Speier (D) @RepSpeier

Community: My Boss Talks Government Waste. Military spending a joke on spare parts. http://t.co/gw27Gwo1Z3 via @buzzfeeders

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Elizabeth Esty (D) @RepEsty

Thank you for following! Please sign up for my e-newsletter http://t.co/YCziGwjI0G or LIKE me http://t.co/4FCR1OaCzd

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John Kitzhaber (D) @GovKitz

News from Oregon Insurance Commissioner on health plans and coverage in Oregon: http://t.co/bvGu4cLSAD

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John Kitzhaber (D) @GovKitz

I support this decision & remain focused on improvements @CoverOregon to expand health coverage to as many Oregonians as possible this year.

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Robin Kelly (D) @Robin42CD

#FunFactFriday The 2nd Congressional District in Illinois is home to the former “Onion Set Capital of the World.” http://t.co/6DL7ch1zkm

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Andrew Cuomo (D) @NYGovCuomo

Halftime tribute to our @NationalGuardNY @buffalobills vs. @nyjets game -- our deepest gratitude for their service http://t.co/TfjoCWI5b4

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Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D) @repcleaver

RT @NewsBreaker: UNBELIEVABLE: Nearly 80 preliminary Tornado Reports from @NOAA National Weather Service http://t.co/ruLCubWlkx http://t.co/ZeMnbl6pQT

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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.

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