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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Pedro Pierluisi (D) @pedropierluisi

La disposición aprobada pretende atender un asunto de administración fiscal tanto de Puerto Rico como de los demás territorios.

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Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D) @WaxmanClimate

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RT @WhiteHouse: As of yesterday: Insurers can't charge you more or deny you coverage for a pre-existing condition. #GetCovered, http://t.co/rr4JpGftaT

Governor Mark Dayton (D) @GovMarkDayton

@stribgillespie twitter is showing that he will have a ton of company among his age group.

Colleen Hanabusa (D) @ColleenHanabusa

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RT @PhilipRucker: Aloha! Hawaii Sen race divides Dems along ethnic & generational lines - plus, ghost of Inouye (or simply "Senator") http://t.co/7fNh45iRTW

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D) @RepSwalwell

@kkllddbb deleting your message to protect privacy. We'll contact you now.

Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D) @RepLowenthal

“Instead of keeping people on unemployment longer, let’s give a tax credit to the small businesses to hire them.” http://t.co/6jMng9dKW3

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Don Berwick (D) @berwickforMA

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RT @DavidMarsh10: Great conversation in Worcester with @berwickforMA on social justice, progressive values and the #magov race #mapoli http://t.co/2C59AWfxod

Don Berwick (D) @berwickforMA

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Early childhood education, job creation, lowering HC costs among top issues for progressive activists speaking to @berwickforMA in Fitchburg

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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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