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

I know that Mallory Rae Dies has been in the thoughts and prayers of so many of us in the Santa Barbara community... http://t.co/PzqKoTj80R

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Yvette D. Clarke (D) @YvetteClarke

The budget #sequester was a disaster. There were were 1,700 fewer #OSHA inspections to keep workers safe.

John Garamendi (D) @RepGaramendi

Watching Representative Garamendi on Year-End Legislative Agenda @CSPANVL http://t.co/cZBXvJm4A0

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Sandy Levin (D) @repsandylevin

@RichardRubinDC Wait -- is tax reform back from the dead?

Rep. Scott Peters (D) @RepScottPeters

RT @GOPLeader: UPDATE: Upon passage of the Budget agreement this afternoon, no votes are expected in the House tomorrow. #HouseSchedule

Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D) @RepLowenthal

Tonight's budget vote was not perfect, but there was not a better deal. This was a rare example of bipartisanship. https://t.co/vARCA8ciwb

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Rep. Eric Swalwell (D) @RepSwalwell

Defying a rocky yr, Congress passes bipartisan budget. @RepKevinCramer & I explain why we worked together to pass it: http://t.co/NshKSDfzBN

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Brian Higgins (D) @RepBrianHiggins

T: Thank you, @RepDianaDeGette, for your support of HR 1801 for #oralparity

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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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