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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Andrew Romanoff (D) @andrewromanoff

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Congratulations to my good friend, #coleg colleague & soon-to-be prexy commissioner @petercgroff. http://t.co/mkcfa8Dhg9

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Erin McClelland (D) @ErinforPA

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Wonderful news that the Senate has reached a bipartisan agreement that would restore unemployment benefits for... http://t.co/yAPNXsXTah

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Sandy Levin (D) @repsandylevin

On the House floor to speaking on the bipartisan agreement reached yesterday to #RenewUI for 2 million Americans- http://t.co/V9g4vvezev

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Adriano Espaillat (D) @EspaillatNY

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Honored to have the support of @TWULocal100 & the hardworking men and women who keep #NYC running! #NY13 http://t.co/Sgu6dmmJK0

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D Wasserman Schultz (D) @DWStweets

So thrilled to join women in the #LGBT community today for a @FLOTUS roundtable to talk about activism http://t.co/oqyNQ7HZIM

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Lois Frankel (D) @LoisFrankel

RT @jmuoio: Thanks to our Congressional delegation for meeting with us. @LoisFrankel @TedDeutsch @PatrickMurphyFL and Alcee Hastings. Great support!

Governor Pat Quinn (D) @GovernorQuinn

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To those visiting our state this holiday, I wish you ‘céad míle fáilte’- a hundred thousand welcomes. Happy Saint Patrick’s Day to all

Erin McClelland (D) @ErinforPA

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When women stick together, priorities & perspective become clear: http://t.co/AaIWusiBaS #UniteWomen #beauty #equality

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Erin McClelland (D) @ErinforPA

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When women stick together, amazing things happen.... http://t.co/IftcXkXnan

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Lloyd Doggett (D) @RepLloydDoggett

Good time riding Mission Trail with Doggett family. http://t.co/tJrAJ2nsZn

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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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