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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Robin Kelly (D) @Robin42CD

RT @RepRobinKelly: During the Cold War, this location was home to part of the Nike Hercules missile defense system #12DoD http://t.co/Lvd7ezuIJq

John Hickenlooper (D) @hickforco

Indeed! "People moving in and out is good for the state because it brings a fresh supply of new minds." http://t.co/aXBhbSEbve

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U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan (D) @USRepRickNolan

Congrats to @paulthissen & @tombakk -getting national attention in the Washington Post for their great work: http://t.co/SwPQgtuZYt

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Governor Chafee (D) @LincolnChafee

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
RT @RhodeIslandEMA: #WinterDrivingTips: Keep emergency supplies in your car such as: water, food, flashlight, shovel, first aid kit etc. http://t.co/p6yxnQuIWo

Grace Meng (D) @RepGraceMeng

At the Sino-American Friendship Association #NewYearsEve Opening Ceremony in #NYC! http://t.co/2lbYIQVwbh

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Brad Schneider (D) @Schneider4IL10

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Number crunching for the past week - 54 new followers and 15 unfollowers. Stats via http://t.co/0BnR1Ncn07

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Pedro Pierluisi (D) @pedropierluisi

Comité de Senado EU aprueba medida para mejorar administración fiscal de la Isla https://t.co/uTodbiT4SJ

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Pedro Pierluisi (D) @pedropierluisi

Complacido con aprobación de proyecto q requeriría a la GAO evaluar si el estimado anual de ingresos y gastos del gobierno dePR es razonable

Pedro Pierluisi (D) @pedropierluisi

Aprobada disposición q ayudará a atender la tendencia d los gobiernos locales d sobreestimar la cantidad de ingresos y subestimar los gastos

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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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