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. Joe Garcia (D) @RepJoeGarcia

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RT @politicalpasion: Joe Garcia Asks Obama To Help Venezuelans Living In The US http://t.co/tD1v8j66kr via @wgcu @repjoegarcia @joegarcia #sayfie #sosvenezuela

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Maxine Waters (D) @MaxineWaters

RT @FSCDems: Since 2011, @CFPB has refunded $3 billion to consumers subjected to deceptive practices #CFPBworks. http://t.co/mJUobm2dSZ

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Erin McClelland (D) @ErinforPA

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This just in: We received the unanimous endorsement of the Allegheny County Labor Council by voice vote earlier... http://t.co/7WunYtBnw8

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Steve Cohen (D) @RepCohen

RT @JoinTheMajority: @RepCohen, your bill to stop drug czar lies about #marijuana is #1 most-viewed on http://t.co/h9XODvSIs1 right now! http://t.co/2wGCkmmGcq

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Bruce Braley (D) @BruceBraley

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Kevin Strouse (D) @StrouseForPA

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Fellow Democrats, come by our office tomorrow between 12:30 - 5 to have your petitions notarized. We'll be collecting signatures all day!

Rep. Rubén Hinojosa (D) @USRepRHinojosa

Today I introduced the #RAYSAct, a bill that expands Roth/IRA accounts to youth for their own future.

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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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