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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Jose E. Serrano (D) @RepJoseSerrano

Watch now as the IRS commissioner testifies before the

Grace Meng (D) @RepGraceMeng

Looking for work or new opportunities? The @PANYNJ is hosting an event for you. http://t.co/XBggUusbsh

Adam Schiff (D) @RepAdamSchiff

TUNE IN: About to chat with @LAMarkKellam about helicopter noise at 12 pm PST in online chat! http://t.co/QXqqBS6ibh

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Barack Obama (D) @BarackObama

"In some ways, the trends that had been battering middle class families for a long time have been getting even starker." —President Obama

Congressmember Bass (D) @RepKarenBass

Rep. Karen Bass issues statement on two year anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death | Congresswoman Karen Bass http://t.co/xiN90hwftj

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Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D) @RepTerriSewell

Enjoyed meeting with some fantastic voices of Alabama! Thank you for stopping by, members of @ALBroadcasters! http://t.co/T7NzeCbpFc

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Steve Beshear (D) @Steve__Beshear

Watch today’s #UK, #UofL jobs & advanced manufacturing announcement LIVE @ 1pmET @ https://t.co/JDpixLxG74 @UKYpres @uofl @universityofky

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Erin McClelland (D) @ErinforPA

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I am deeply grateful and proud to have the support of our country's oldest local steelworkers union, United... http://t.co/ggTwVoaRyF

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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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