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. Joe Courtney (D) @RepJoeCourtney

Good news on the #jobs front today, w/ over 200k hires in November. Congress must pass budget to give economy stability, room to grow.

Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D) @RepTerriSewell

Enjoyed meeting with Trenholm State Community College President Sam Munnerlyn at today's Project READY! http://t.co/4cSPTQnV33

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Rep. Stephen Lynch (D) @RepStephenLynch

Rep. Lynch joined @mayortomkoch volunteering to bell ring for the Salvation Army at 17th Community Leader Kettle. http://t.co/VWtsag8qoG

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Lois Capps (D) @RepLoisCapps

It was great to see some of the hard working staff at Marian Medical Center here in DC this week. http://t.co/aSkZkBn2c7

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Rep. Susan Davis (D) @RepSusanDavis

Don’t forget to add your voice to the #ImmigrationReform debate. Take the quick poll on my website: http://t.co/iz1NOP86Au

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Claire McCaskill (D) @clairecmc

Off to Atlanta in AM. Hope we're still the underdog at kickoff.Gonna earn some respect. #badassgame #Mizzou http://t.co/4Kjvd6jvHr

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Robin Kelly (D) @Robin42CD

RT @RepRobinKelly: With the passing of Nelson Mandela, the world has lost a true champion of democracy and compassion. http://t.co/1ismTKaneH

Robin Kelly (D) @Robin42CD

RT @RepRobinKelly: Everything you need to know to #getcovered this holiday season: http://t.co/ULV30KJMZK

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Rep. Scott Peters (D) @RepScottPeters

RT @OBTownCouncil: Our thanks to @RepScottPeters, who generously contributed a $500 check tonight to the #OBTC Food & Toy Drive. #ob http://t.co/it0CPc8Aq4

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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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