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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Erin McClelland (D) @ErinforPA

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
This week, the Senate will debate the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill to provide some basic legal rights for people... http://t.co/MPdZyT5TF2

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Sheila Jackson Lee (D) @JacksonLeeTX18

The #GOPbudget is wrong for America. Here's some reasons why: http://t.co/IsW69VoLnh

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Jan Schakowsky (D) @janschakowsky

With @ilyseh, president of @NARAL Pro-Choice America. She represents the next generation of great women leaders! http://t.co/9aMAriycu7

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Charles Rangel (D) @cbrangel

RT @RLCCCP: #ff @cbrangel for being such a an amazing supporter and community leader

Brian Schatz (D) @brianschatz

My kids sent me a care package. I'm a lucky dad. http://t.co/fHaJG1UCYc

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Mark Takano (D) @RepMarkTakano

RT @SteveWorks4You: Great story on the work of the Congressiona Deaf Caucus, co-chaired by me and @RepMarkTakano http://t.co/ZCqNeTxLLx

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Senator Joe Manchin (D) @Sen_JoeManchin

PHOTO: Pleased to meet, @wendybaileywv, WV Assistant Principal of the Year yesterday during her visit to Washington. http://t.co/S55zLhFjXI

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Gwen Graham (D) @GwenForCongress

Happy birthday to my most special and wonderful mom. http://t.co/MmOU7BXJ4X

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Lacy Clay (D) @LacyClayMO1

Big congrats to @MurielBowser for her impressive win in this week's DC Mayoral primary. Glad the team from #STL was strong for her. #winner

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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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