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. Scott Peters (D) @RepScottPeters

RT @Debbie858: Eli might not remember why he didn't sign with the #Chargers but we do. Maybe we can remind him tomorrow. #SanDiego

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Kevin Strouse (D) @StrouseForPA

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RT @local5iuec: @StrouseforPA Local 5 Elevator Constructors proudly endorses Kevin Strouse. He will work for not against working men and women in Bucks.

Grace Meng (D) @RepGraceMeng

@ygonzaleztaylor it would actually be more helpful if we had contact info. Please call 7184457860

Kyrsten Sinema (D) @RepSinema

RT @LillyPad: @repsinema Great news for seniors! Check out why we're celebrating 10 years of #PartD: http://t.co/o2sIK05hln

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Steve Beshear (D) @GovSteveBeshear

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Joyce Beatty (D) @JoyceBeatty

RT @ChicIncumbent: @JoyceBeatty makes our TOP TEN CHIC LADIES IN THE HOUSE AND SENATE! See who made the list! http://t.co/anFjeJSCPr http://t.co/8wMlAQOmBh

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Elijah E. Cummings (D) @RepCummings

RT @DA_News: #Madiba memorial event: Live screenings of national memorial service - today from 11:00. Locations all over SA --> http://t.co/i0Vf31OIMl

Rep. Henry Cuellar (D) @RepCuellar

Pleased to hear @DeptVetAffairs announce benefits increase for nearly 4 million #veterans in 2014. http://t.co/5v2mJYKTUH

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G. K. Butterfield (D) @GKButterfield

With members of the U.S. Congressional Delegation that traveled to South Africa to pay our last respects for... http://t.co/zeTm8DKJMD

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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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