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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Michael Cole (D) @lifebymkc

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@VoteThmOut2014 will find out after May primary.

Erin McClelland (D) @ErinforPA

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“... if you look at most of our problems, they’re decades and decades in the making, administration after... http://t.co/k623zs77yf

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Erin McClelland (D) @ErinforPA

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Erin McClelland on our broken political system: “Nobody holds them accountable for having solutions anymore.... http://t.co/h4HHv514Ut

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Joe Garcia (D) @JoeGarcia

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RT @fernandoTLMDO: Hoy n @Enfoque c @jdbalart habra reforma migratoria ? @JoeGarcia @RepJeffDenham opinan y @larryhernandez1 como nunca lo has visto

John Hickenlooper (D) @hickforco

"If making money were a function of analysis, the whole world would be run by 28-year-old M.B.A.s. But it isn’t." http://t.co/6TdfccmYQH

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Congressman Tim Ryan (D) @RepTimRyan

Great to meet with Niles JFK 8th graders last week at the Capitol http://t.co/SMgDakWktj

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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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