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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Kathy Hochul (D) @RepKathyHochul

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
At last night’s State of the Union address, I sat with a bipartisan group of New York Representatives including... http://t.co/yxlvdYYU

Jan Schakowsky (D) @janschakowsky

What did you guys think of the President's speech last night? #p2 Most important point to me was that this nation... http://t.co/fJXROxEs

Jan Schakowsky (D) @janschakowsky

Today, Gabby Giffords will be stepping down from Congress to focus on her recovery. America has learned a lot... http://t.co/UabP6WKb

Loretta Sanchez (D) @LorettaSanchez

I stood with the CA delegation today, urging President Obama to aggressively address our nation's foreclosure crisis. http://t.co/6mjdXvZO

Kathy Hochul (D) @RepKathyHochul

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Last night, Rep. Brian Higgins and I invited Amherst Chamber of Commerce President Colleen DiPirro & Ciminelli... http://t.co/ODdYkuYO

Mazie Hirono (D) @maziehirono

DC-On House steps with @WilliamsCollege and @genderhealth International Honors student Kelsey Gaetjens from #Kauai http://t.co/RWkS38Ht

Mazie Hirono (D) @maziehirono

Welcome home @25ID on your return from Iraq in time for the Holidays.Mahalo for your service to our nation.#Hawaii http://t.co/hyFJlgsQ

Rep. Hansen Clarke (D) @RepHansenClarke

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Happy 175th birthday to Michigan! I'm proud to represent this great State as a member of Congress #Mich175

Sanford Bishop, Jr. (D) @SanfordBishop

Yesterday, I voted for H.R. 1022, http://t.co/WZPnuqUV

Rep. Adam Smith (D) @RepAdamSmith

The Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue area was ranked 3rd best in manufacturing by @Forbes http://t.co/qPqkC1f0 (via @portoftacoma) #congratulations

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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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