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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Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D) @RepTerriSewell

Patent trolls cost our country billions. See why: http://t.co/11Qy6VAV3m #StopPatentTrolls

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Niki Tsongas (D) @nikiinthehouse

.@HaverhillTV is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year! Check them out on Public TV22 or their YouTube page: http://t.co/MLsd90bZZJ

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Robin Kelly (D) @Robin42CD

Today I spoke on the House Floor about the Voting Rights Act in the context of this historic week. https://t.co/Dm5QQWSONz

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Robin Kelly (D) @Robin42CD

Rep. Robin Kelly Floor Speech- Historic Voting Rights Act: http://t.co/lsHH2H1IDg via @youtube

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US Rep. Filemon Vela (D) @RepFilemonVela

Are you on Facebook? Like my page to connected and updated! https://t.co/ytcwpvtqyq

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Sandy Levin (D) @repsandylevin

LIVE now: Vera Volk a former Biotech Professional shares her story of the importance of #RenewUI http://t.co/19XvRbEVji

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Donald Payne Jr. (D) @RepDonaldPayne

II attended a #SmallBiz hearing today on "Post Recession Small Business Lending Environment." http://t.co/JiejkLB8pH

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Congressmember Bass (D) @RepKarenBass

President Obama is at the @WhiteHouse addressing Nelson Mandela's passing today. Watch live: http://t.co/Fagsj9cs7z

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Lacy Clay (D) @LacyClayMO1

Honored to endorse my good friend and partner, St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley #leadership http://t.co/I9BJ5s80he

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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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