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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D Wasserman Schultz (D) @DWStweets

Thanks to everyone who joined a great talk in Detroit about issues impacting the African American community. http://t.co/yrElfHmrXu

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Emily Cain (D) @CainforCongress

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Thanks @xoxo_irene :)

Rep. Dan Kildee (D) @RepDanKildee

RT @bkravitz: As long as IU doesn't put names on the jerseys and keeps the candy stripes, they can call the Hall whatever they want.

Steve Beshear (D) @GovSteveBeshear

The $44.3 mil #racetothetop grant is a game changer for Kentucky students - it is our largest single investment in education since KERA

Jim Moran (D) @Jim_Moran

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Took a moment today to catch up w/ many of the hard working interns that keep my office running every day. http://t.co/JfjcrEH4rX

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Rep. Joe Garcia (D) @RepJoeGarcia

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Esta mañana estará en vivo en @Actualidad1020 hablando sobre el acuerdo del presupuesto y otros importantes temas. Sintoniza a las 10:45AM!

Vincent C. Gray (D) @mayorvincegray

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Since becoming mayor, 1,827 units of affordable housing have either come online or are under construction.

Vincent C. Gray (D) @mayorvincegray

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Just last month, I announced an historic commitment of $187 million toward producing or preserving affordable housing.

Grace Meng (D) @RepGraceMeng

RT @BobCusack: The Hill talks with @RepGraceMeng about her bill to ban stores from selling expired baby formula. http://t.co/gYYF9jJRWo

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Adam Schiff (D) @RepAdamSchiff

RT @richardsimon11: L.A.-area House members launch new effort to reduce helicopter noise http://t.co/P6wrXSosxb

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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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