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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Chuck Hassebrook (D) @Vote4Chuck

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"Government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from this earth." Happy Birthday, #AbrahamLincoln

Erin McClelland (D) @ErinforPA

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RT @doctorjoe56: #gopdontcare #GOP flag-wavers start #wars 2make #veterans BUT deny #foodstamps &#ptsd help ThankU4URservice? http://t.co/CB2cokyDir #LibCrib

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Governor Dan Malloy (D) @GovMalloyOffice

Gov. Malloy will hold his next news briefing w/ winter weather updates at 8AM tomorrow morning. #CTweather

Don Berwick (D) @berwickforMA

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Elevator stuck and no stairs? No problem. Greeting delegates in the cold outside the Cambridge Ward 11 caucus. http://t.co/NXHb3DPn2Z

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Mark Warner (D) @MarkWarner

Just a matter of time: waiting for the @VA_GOP to claim this winter storm was caused by The Affordable Care Act. #Snowbamacare

Louise Slaughter (D) @louiseslaughter

Over 6 month period, network news failed to cover #TPP once. http://t.co/trSMpJMzaB. The public deserves more info http://t.co/QL2riUwW49

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Andrew Cuomo (D) @NYGovCuomo

RT @NYS_OGS: Early Release For State Employees in Hudson Valley and Catskills. More here: http://t.co/O29Pch7lsR

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D Wasserman Schultz (D) @DWStweets

No snow day for me! So glad I made it to the @HouseDemocrats retreat to plan our 2014 #YearofAction http://t.co/priI9z8SJc

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Rosa DeLauro (D) @rosadelauro

RT @andrewpcurrier: @DWStweets @WhiteHouse Once obamacare ruins their job, they can stay home with their families. On unemployment. With no insurance.

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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.

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