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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Nancy Pelosi (D) @NancyPelosi

Congratulations Toni Atkins for making history as the next California Speaker of the House!

Erin McClelland (D) @ErinforPA

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The number of homeless veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan has tripled in just three years. Our heroes... http://t.co/o5GCZxZbLy

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Governor Chafee (D) @LincolnChafee

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RT @RhodeMapRI: Tonight in Burrillville, join us for the final round of 'Great Places' workshops at 5pm at the Smith Library: http://t.co/XHEbKibRwX

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Vincent C. Gray (D) @mayorvincegray

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If you're on H Street NE right now, give me a wave. Riding on the new @DCStreetcar! @DDOTDC http://t.co/CxVgPWWLrX

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Vincent C. Gray (D) @mayorvincegray

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If you're on H Street NE right now, give me a wave. Riding on the new @DCStreetcar! @DDOTDC http://t.co/diQhJngbiY

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Rick Weiland (D) @People4Weiland

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@bjs5555 your the best!!

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Lacy Clay (D) @LacyClayMO1

Awesome mtg with my great friends at @APWU, proud to have your support for my 2014 re-elect #universalservice http://t.co/VmMzPiQDPC

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Rep. Keith Ellison (D) @keithellison

The @GOP, @Reince want us to be impressed that they denounced hateful speech towards Muslim-Americans, fail to note comments were weeks ago

Rep. Jared Polis (D) @RepJaredPolis

Today, the number of Americans who have lost much-needed UI reaches #1million600k. More than 22k have lost UI in CO. It is time for a vo ...

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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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