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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Rep. Kurt Schrader (D) @RepSchrader

RT @TPM: The teen pregnancy rate is lower than before Roe v. Wade: http://t.co/Jq8bE3mo7d http://t.co/P5zy8Dbyn8

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Sandy Levin (D) @repsandylevin

"House GOP may have denied the unemployed a vote, but they cannot deny them their voices" - http://t.co/5Qa33h2jsL

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Bill Keating (D) @USRepKeating

Looking forward to a big effort and win from @NHLbruins tonight! Go Bruins!

Rep. Keith Ellison (D) @keithellison

Passage of the Money Remittances Improvement Act makes it easier for new Americans to send money to loved ones: http://t.co/rZVOfMra2P

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Erin McClelland (D) @ErinforPA

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Less than 2 wks until the primary. My team & I are firing on all cylinders to bring #RealFamilyValues to Congress. http://t.co/SKJOMgakWx

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Steve Cohen (D) @RepCohen

RT @kyleveazey: 23 of 23 precincts have reported in District 10, and Reginald Milton wins with 26 more votes than Martavius Jones.

U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D) @repmarkpocan

I'll be on w/@WeGotEd at 10:40am CT talking about why we must #RaiseTheWage. Listen live: http://t.co/2CmoUYZ6K4 #TopProg #p2 #1010Means

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John Conyers (D) @RepJohnConyers

"This amendment does not give the NSA any powers it does not already have" @RepJerryNadler #HR3361 #USAFreedomAct #endbulkcollection

Rep. Jim Costa (D) @RepJimCosta

RT @SmarterFuels: .@RepJimCosta "Over 40% of corn goes towards #ethanol. The debate is over. The #RFS is not sustainable." #EthanolFailed

Neal Marchbanks (D) @NealMarchbanks

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Come out and here a message of real change for #TX19 https://t.co/SqXQGq9kb1 #MarchForward

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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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