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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Kyrsten Sinema (D) @RepSinema

Introducing an amendment to improve oversight and accountability at the VA. Tune in to C-Span at 12:45 to watch our floor speech.

Suzanne Bonamici (D) @RepBonamici

Disappointed the Senate did not vote to #RaisetheWage today. Increasing the minimim wage would lift millions out of poverty. #Timefor1010

Erin McClelland (D) @ErinforPA

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
A full day of work should mean a full meal on the table. #RaiseTheWage http://t.co/Fa2JwIfNZo

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D Wasserman Schultz (D) @DWStweets

.@FonzBentley Are you here tomorrow? Call me at my office. 202-225-7931. Ask for Stefanie. #cantwait!

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Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D) @repcleaver

Special thanks to young scientist and KC resident Mark Sellers for showing me his research on a new osteoporosis diagnostic technique. #STEM

Rep. Joe Garcia (D) @RepJoeGarcia

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
RT @carlosramirezl3: Venezolana Ruth Alcalá recibió de manos del congresista demócrata Joe García una carta de puño y letra del presidente Obama

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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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