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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Ro Khanna (D) @RoKhannaUSA

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I'm honored that Vice Mayor of #Fremont Vinnie Bacon endorsed me in #CA17 http://t.co/EO59ZU8rMM http://t.co/3aXBXYhya3

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Chaka Fattah (D) @chakafattah

RT @LOLGOP: ADMISSION: I've messed up websites but I've never gotten 9.5 million people health insurance :(

Deval Patrick (D) @DevalPatrick

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RT @ThisWeekABC: As we approach the 1 year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, we'll be joined by @massgovernor Deval Patrick only on #ThisWeek.

Doug Gansler (D) @DougGansler

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Being Berlin, America's Coolest Small Town, can be tiring -- just ask Bruce! http://t.co/MXEWKyGaCg

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Michael McKenna (D) @Mike_McKenna1

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@henry_s3ay long overdue for approval.

Denny Heck (D) @DennyHeck

RT @AustinJenkinsN3: BREAKING: Sen Majority Leader Tom announces to @WashingtonMCC that he will not run for re-election due to personal health and family. #waleg

Adriano Espaillat (D) @EspaillatNY

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I wish all of you who celebrate a joyous Passover festival over the coming days!

Mike Michaud (D) @Michaud2014

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Nothing like a good old fashion Moxie ice cream float from Waltz Soda Fountain to end the day! http://t.co/0dyAuvbo3q #moxie

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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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