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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Senator Joe Manchin (D) @Sen_JoeManchin

RT @HonJohnBaird: Met with Senators @Sen_JoeManchin and @RoyBlunt this morning to discuss the importance of Keystone XL #EnergyPartners http://t.co/sdXGDkkdF1

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Marcia L. Fudge (D) @RepMarciaFudge

Did you know that Cinco de Mayo is Spanish for 5th of May?

Debbie Stabenow (D) @stabenow

@KyleStock This seems like it's actually just a graph of passenger volume. Revenue / passenger would be interesting to see.

Erin McClelland (D) @ErinforPA

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
We’re just 15 days from the primary election, and our campaign is firing on all cylinders. From phone calls to... http://t.co/Iittg7LXKm

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Rep. Gene Green (D) @RepGeneGreen

On this day, we commemorate all those who strive for cooperation and friendship between our two great nations.

Steve Bullock (D) @GovernorBullock

“While it may seem that paying cash for infrastructure improvements saves money, in reality, it costs Montana more.” http://t.co/t3yGgSZodP

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Steve Cohen (D) @RepCohen

@woodyallendailey: woody allen film reference by @RepCohen on @chrislhayes : http://t.co/sisDGqjVaA” Fielding Melish explains Repub-gazhi's

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Jim McDermott (D) @RepJimMcDermott

My week on twitter: 44 New Followers, 54 Mentions, 351K Mention Reach, 34 Replies, 49 Retweets. via http://t.co/z1acppcled

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Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D) @RepBetoORourke

Who Will Watch the Watchers? | Texas Monthly http://t.co/5IE11qeMks

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Jim McDermott (D) @RepJimMcDermott

As author of Carbon Tax Legislation, I'm gravely concerned re: climate change threat 2 USA NW. We must #ActOnClimate http://t.co/dMMfrsln44

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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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