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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Gary Peters (D) @SenGaryPeters

Great to meet you @DenardX, and congratulations once again on leading @UMichFootball to a #SugerBowl victory http://t.co/nvG3aRbY

Corrine Brown (D) @RepCorrineBrown

Today is EITC Day! That could mean almost $6000 cash back from the IRS. Don't file your taxes before learning more here:...

Rep. Tim Ryan (D) @RepTimRyan

I'll be on the Ed Schultz show on MSNBC tonight at 8 PM. Please tune in!

Dennis Kucinich (D) @Dennis_Kucinich

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
“Dennis wanted every day, hard-working middle class Americans to be able to come to the show. That was his goal” http://t.co/kXAS4PP0

Dennis Kucinich (D) @Dennis_Kucinich

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“Dennis wanted every day, hard-working middle class Americans to be able to come to the show. That was his goal” http://t.co/DETWpUVY

Mike Ross (D) @RepMikeRoss

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Friday Open Forum: The President declared in his State of the Union: "Let me put colleges and universities on... http://t.co/sX3f98az

Kathy Hochul (D) @RepKathyHochul

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I am working with Senators Charles Schumer & Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Louise Slaugther to keep... http://t.co/YGJ9LS5A

Donna Christensen (D) @DelegateDonna

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I hate to use campaign funds but if CBC doing something may have to, so keep the dates

Dennis Kucinich (D) @Dennis_Kucinich

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T @VegNews Our publisher lists a few of the many reasons why he supports #vegan Congressman @Dennis_Kucinich: http://t.co/zfenXSEX

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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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