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. Keith Ellison (D) @keithellison

@ThePlumLineGS @brianbeutler so is the next step for boehner to move on campaign finance reform?

Governor Chafee (D) @LincolnChafee

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We are all in this together and interdependent at the National Corridors Initiative. http://t.co/niPNBxknT3

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Cohen for Congress (D) @ReElectCohen

.@RepCohen is on @AlJazeera's @AmericaTonight to talk about the apology for US #slavery & how it relates to #Mandela @ 8pm CST. #p2

Jared Polis (D) @jaredpolis

Arapahoe Ridge High School; SWAT teams suited up, live shooter situation Sheriff about to hold press conference: http://t.co/cf8x1Pwp95

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Steve Cohen (D) @RepCohen

With #RolandMartin at natl Blck legislators conf n #memphis. Encouraged stand on state level 4 rights http://t.co/hPywidUufN

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Mike Honda (D) @mikehonda17

Had a great time at the Tri-Cities Democratic Forum's holiday party in Fremont last night! #CA17

Congressmember Bass (D) @RepKarenBass

Discussing my work on the House Judiciary Committee on everything from over-criminilization to copyright law.

Jim Graves (D) @Graves4Congress

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RT @JansingCo: Today's guests: @TheReidReport @jbarro @RepGwenMoore @betsyhodges Chris Kofinis @roberttraynham Michael Leiter #JansingCo 10amET

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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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