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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Brad Sherman (D) @BradSherman

Find these people!! //Very Clear Video of Alleged Package Thieves Caught in the Act #dc #crime http://t.co/4KeHpAwEZx

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Steve Israel (D) @RepSteveIsrael

Excellent meeting w/ my friend @AmbDermer, the U.S. Ambassador to Israel. http://t.co/v11ECxJB4a

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Braley for Iowa (D) @TeamBraley

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
A huge thank you to the 8K Iowans from all 99 counties that power our grassroots campaign! http://t.co/b3NCmr1Yo6 http://t.co/iStciJKGOZ

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Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D) @repcleaver

26 years ago today President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1968. #LBJ #CivilRights #fairhousing

Governor Chafee (D) @LincolnChafee

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I ask all Rhode Islanders to join the fight against addiction. Thank you @RICNews for hosting this important forum. http://t.co/DMHxgK2lLG

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Jackie Speier (D) @RepSpeier

RT @StephenAtHome: If @SherylSandberg really believes women should Lean In, why isn't her entire book printed in italics?

Andrew Cuomo (D) @NYGovCuomo

Today, I vetoed 438 #NYBudget14 appropriations that are unnecessary, old, fully spent or unconstitutional: http://t.co/Elq3oTHOQ1

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Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D) @BillPascrell

Today I joined EPA Regional II Administrator Judith Enck in announcing a $1.7 billion proposed plan to remove 4.3... http://t.co/CIUEYJnxt9

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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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