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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Natalie Tennant (D) @NatalieTennant

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In Quincy, they are helping each other get the water they need. Some people forgot containers - and folks went to... http://t.co/qEB4CkeVg5

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Don Berwick (D) @berwickforMA

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Just left Bohemian Kitchen in Orange.

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Robin Kelly (D) @Robin42CD

RT @RepRobinKelly: I went to the WH to support passing emergency unemployment insurance legislation & met with Secretary Perez #RenewUI http://t.co/zn8KN6RZ8o

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Bill Keating (D) @USRepKeating

@Patriots Blount Ridley- 6 touchdowns on the ground! #smashmouth #patriotstalk #gopats

US Rep E.B.Johnson (D) @RepEBJ

I want to thank my friend & colleague @RepBarbaraLee for leading this #WarOnPoverty effort in Congres http://t.co/dYW3G8iSFT

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Natalie Tennant (D) @NatalieTennant

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Also wrote to WVAW President McIntyre, asking they provide small businesses with water credits to cover the cost of flushing their pumbling.

Rep. Mike Honda (D) @RepMikeHonda

@armynod I am sorry that you cannot email me. Please report the issue at https://t.co/aqC6C2uw6q & someone will be in touch soon, thanks!

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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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