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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Re-Elect Hank (D) @ReElectHank

Hank addresses the 50th Anniversary of War on Poverty http://t.co/sWB4musclB

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Denny Heck (D) @RepDennyHeck

This budget, and this year's legislative program, are designed to help each and every American citizen fulfill his basic hopes

Brad Schneider (D) @Schneider4IL10

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291 weekly followers. 94 unfollowers. Justunfollow doesn't miss a trick - unfollowers beware - via http://t.co/CKQNILLmnj

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Roy Cho (D) @RoyCho5

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@JarekFA Partisan politics should play no role in transportation. Proud 2 see my senator, @SenatorLorettaW, asking the tough questions

Eloise Gomez Reyes (D) @Eloise4Congress

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RT @JessicaTaylor: First on @thehill: EMILY's list-backed Eloise Gomez Reyes raised $302K in 4Q in #CA31 primary vs. DCCC backed Aguilar http://t.co/SrY3LIxJgW

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Andrew Cuomo (D) @NYGovCuomo

RT @BenJealous: Every year, almost 50,000 16- and 17-year-olds are prosecuted as adults in NY. 70% are black or Latino. http://t.co/cKEH84JV7D

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Natalie Tennant (D) @NatalieTennant

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Everyone in the affected areas, please follow the instructions from the water company and stay safe!

Rep Peter DeFazio (D) @RepPeterDeFazio

@FrankPallone: Atlantic coast can’t afford enviro & economic costs that offshore drilling has been proven to inflict http://t.co/GA32HevWEw

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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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