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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Rep. Dan Kildee (D) @RepDanKildee

@Kevitar thanks Kevin. Good to hear from you.

Erin McClelland (D) @ErinforPA

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
America lay in the depths of the Great Depression when President Franklin D. Roosevelt was sworn into office in... http://t.co/AKvbRVXvHJ

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ReElect Hank (D) @ReElectHank

I want to encourage all students in the 4th District to consider applying for the annu http://t.co/iaPx38AhGQ... http://t.co/2hM8UfimfD

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Mark Takano (D) @RepMarkTakano

RT @JonRSantiago: The Indiana Marriage Equality ban will not be on the 2014 ballot. However, it's better to prepare now rather than later for 2016.

Jim Langevin (D) @jimlangevin

Families have struggled too much and for too long #RaiseTheWage http://t.co/xsE3OogkrN

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Rep. Jared Polis (D) @RepJaredPolis

Just bought my tickets to @emanc at the Tally Ho Tuesday Feb 18th! #TallyHoTheatre http://t.co/Jw1Uc1F0rC

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Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D) @SenatorBaldwin

PHOTO: Tammy visited Domtar's paper mill in Rothschild to talk about its role in a #MadeInWi economy. http://t.co/4Xb1lAEBwF

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David E. Price (D) @RepDavidEPrice

ICYMI-A @nytimes editorial calls for reigning in corrosive super PACs by passing my Empowering Citizens Act. #ncpol http://t.co/cIyo9saxJJ

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Rep. Dan Kildee (D) @RepDanKildee

RT @MiAfterSchool: Kildee is speaking about a 3 bill package he will be introducing in Congress next week to increase access to after-school. #miafterschool

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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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