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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Debbie Stabenow (D) @stabenow

RT @MarketUrbanism: "international transportation experts"!! RT @danarubinstein: Cuomo recommends an M.T.A. 'reinvention' commission http://t.co/yKuEnHEVkd

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Luis V. Gutierrez (D) @RepGutierrez

Attention .@DailyCaller corrections department and .@BrendanBordelon - @RepGutierrez is from Illinois. Oops.

MurielBowser (D) @MurielBowser

RT @DionTownley: Packed house at the @Ward4DemsDC meeting for Guest Speaker and Democratic Nominee @MurielBowser #all8wards #DCision14 http://t.co/14AET4rR7k

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Kyrsten Sinema (D) @RepSinema

RT @azcentral: Spread the word: These #Arizona companies are hiring for 100 or more positions this month http://t.co/YDz8GqOyqT

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Adam Schiff (D) @RepAdamSchiff

Will be talking with @CarolCNN on @CNNnewsroom around 9 am EST/6 am PST about my call to boycott the #Benghazi select committee.

Shumlin For Governor (D) @petershumlin

Come see Peter sign the GMO labeling bill into law at 2:30 at the Statehouse. Proud to stand up for #VT'ers right to know what's in their...

Fred DuVal (D) @FredDuVal

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RT @MBrannock12News: Fred DuVal files his nominating petition at the capitol building. @12News http://t.co/Dd9eWVPOQw

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Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D) @SenatorHeitkamp

Talked about the impacts of certain @EPA rules & my bill to create a #Future4Coal with @LigniteCouncil today http://t.co/XC9XAv9YQg

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Lacy Clay (D) @LacyClayMO1

Spoke earlier today to oppose the #shamGOPselectcommittee on Benghazi. Wrong to politicize this tragedy. http://t.co/wErVerF8dQ

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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.

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