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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Vincent C. Gray (D) @mayorvincegray

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RT @AlexanderMPadro: At Chinese New Year luncheon with @mayorvincegray at Ming's Restaurant. Heading to parade next. http://t.co/xROsJnthW9

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Rep. Mike Honda (D) @RepMikeHonda

Ahead of schedule & under budget, I toured the BART #CA17 Barryessa extension, for which I secured $150 million http://t.co/0iSH8dibre

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Vincent C. Gray (D) @mayorvincegray

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Today, we continued our investment in communities w/ re-opening of the Northeast Library: http://t.co/b6kSTep7nj http://t.co/R3bwaVP0qi

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Senator Ben Cardin (D) @SenatorCardin

RT @mr_kibbles: I just received a personal phone call from Senator Cardin congratulating me on my appointment to the Naval Academy #wow #USNA2018

Erin McClelland (D) @ErinforPA

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There isn't a family on the planet that hasn't in some way been affected by cancer. Please join me today, on... http://t.co/tpzQqhqguR

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Mark Warner (D) @MarkWarner

Senator Warner on data breaches: http://t.co/yyraqqcwwR via @YouTube

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U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D) @repmarkpocan

RT @Interior: For the 1st time in 5 years, Lake Superior is frozen enough 2 visit the amazing ice caves @ Apostle Is. #Wisconsin http://t.co/iWUkIjyJaT

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Eliot Engel (D) @RepEliotEngel

Go Team USA! The House Foreign Affairs Committee is rooting for you each step of the way: http://t.co/blkEIPLvBz #Sochi2014

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André Carson (D) @RepAndreCarson

As #Indy prepares for another snow storm make sure you are prepared. Visit http://t.co/UqFZy0OGzg

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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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