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. Henry Cuellar (D) @RepCuellar

Do you live in San Antonio? Spread the word about @EnrollSA #ACA workshop this Saturday at #Alamodome 9am-8pm #GetCovered

Joaquin Castro (D) @JoaquinCastrotx

Getting ready to go on #ABCThisWeek early this morning http://t.co/azd7y8irJW

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Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D) @SenatorBaldwin

Proud to join my colleagues today to deliver our own call for action – the time is now to #RaiseTheWage for hard working, American women -TB

Vincent C. Gray (D) @mayorvincegray

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RT @AoHDC: @mayorvincegray and Lecester of @AoHDC. Thanks for supporting #adulted. #aohadvoacyweek #DCision14 http://t.co/X4YDIFCcwJ

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Kyrsten Sinema (D) @RepSinema

RT @brahmresnik: .@RepSinema backed by $200K TV ad spend over next 2 weeks by @CenterForwardUS WATCH http://t.co/zazXrsvyWb #AZ09

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Senator Ben Cardin (D) @SenatorCardin

Ben is heading to the @SenateFloor to discuss the situation in #Ukraine Watch live here. http://t.co/hracVCP7Tg

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Debbie Stabenow (D) @stabenow

It’s a good night for a win, @MSU_WBasketball! #GoGreen

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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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