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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Scott Peters (D) @ScottPetersSD

@washingtonpost: The price of bacon is increasing because of a pig diarrhea epidemic http://t.co/Q0bsi99VLl

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Brian Schatz (D) @brianschatz

Loretta Fuddy was one of the finest, most capabable, and caring public servants that I have ever known. This is a sad day for Hawaii.

Brian Schatz (D) @brianschatz

Time to move on. “@mkraju: Harkin says the Cruz amendment marks the 34th time Republicans have tried to repeal Obamacare in Congress”

Wendy Davis (D) @WendyDavisTexas

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RT @LatinosforWendy: Follow @WendyDavisTexas and #TeamWendy for updates and photos from Senate district conventions across Texas today! #LatinosForWendy #TXGov

Emily Cain (D) @CainforCongress

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Saturday afternoon call time. #TeamCain http://t.co/JuSs0z863B

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Reta Jo Lewis (D) @RetaJoLewis

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RT @petardimmy: Reta Lewis may not be a strong candidate, but today I've learned that she's a great babysitter

Anthony G. Brown (D) @BrownforMD

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Thanks for your support. RT @YoungDemsofMD #ydmCon14 Governor Straw Poll @DougGansler 12 - @heathermizeur 57 - @BrownforMD 62

Wes Neuman, FL-07 (D) @WesNeuman

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RT @washingtonpost: The one Russian lawmaker who voted against making Crimea part of Russia http://t.co/xhRRHqdk1f http://t.co/PAR0SRcTrB

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Chaka Fattah (D) @chakafattah

RT @NewsWorksWHYY: Chaka Fattah Jr. suing IRS for close to $1M http://t.co/gwdTYhUTH6

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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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