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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Don Berwick (D) @berwickforMA

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RT @Leigh_Appleby: Way to go @RHPooley, recruiting delegates for @berwickforMA like it's your job!

Nan Rich (D) @senatornanrich

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.@miamiDadeDems bash w/friends & supporters, great to hear I'll never have to apologize for any of my positions. http://t.co/B0ZnArkfnm...

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Daylin Leach (D) @daylinleach

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RT @SenMikeStack: Joined @larryfarnese and @daylinleach to support SB719 and SB300, providing marriage equality and anti discrimination to the Lgbt community

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Rep. Alan Grayson (D) @AlanGrayson

Really? 41st out of 50 in job creation? AND devastating cuts to education? The Corbett disaster continues. http://t.co/sLYQvlNSvI

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Congressman Sam Farr (D) @RepSamFarr

As a @PeaceCorps volunteer, I experienced the cultural of poverty. Let’s recommit ourselves to LBJs #WarOnPoverty to fight it here at home.

Louise Slaughter (D) @louiseslaughter

@dnewhauser Flashback: That was the 'redefine rape' bill http://t.co/a3aASQG26c

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Senator Jack Reed (D) @SenJackReed

About to join @NancyPelosi & other leaders for #renewUI presser at 11:30am.  Watch live on c-span: http://t.co/0qwmVc0xTO

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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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