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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Yvette D. Clarke (D) @YvetteClarke

Members of Congress Hold Hearing in Alabama #mention #NewAmericanMedia

Kathy Hochul (D) @RepKathyHochul

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
I’m proud to support the Vow to Hire Heroes Act, which was signed into law yesterday. This legislation will put... http://t.co/5gtMzv1x

Loretta Sanchez (D) @LorettaSanchez

CBO reports that the Recovery Act added up to 3.3 million jobs in the third quarter of 2011.http://bit.ly/vZ9fiO

Loretta Sanchez (D) @LorettaSanchez

CBO reports that the Recovery Act added up to 3.3 million jobs in the third quarter of 2011. http://t.co/QKi0tnWO

Senator Dick Durbin (D) @SenatorDurbin

Missed me on #MorningJoe today? Video of me talking about what comes next with #deficit reduction here: http://t.co/U24IuIyD

Jan Schakowsky (D) @janschakowsky

ICYMI: CBO says the stimulus is continuing to help the economy. 3.3 Million Jobs added. http://t.co/xCZnOt1Z

Daniel Inouye (D) @Daniel_Inouye

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
"The people of Kalaupapa and Hawaii owe a great debt of gratitude to @USDOT @RayLaHood " http://t.co/GVpgu0Sj

Frank R. Lautenberg (D) @FrankLautenberg

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Flying for Thanksgiving? Check out @TSABlogTeam for travel tips and list of prohibited items #TGtravel http://t.co/W7Iow2ii

Chaka Fattah (D) @chakafattah

American Manufacturing Leadership http://t.co/pc6osyWM

Rep. Adam Smith (D) @RepAdamSmith

More than 2400 attend the #HIRE #America #jobs fair. Thank you @davereichert for partnering w/ me on this great event. http://t.co/Mxhg7reN

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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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