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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Dina Titus (D) @dinatitus

RT @vegasnewsnow: North Las Vegas leaders fast-tracking medical marijuana rules http://t.co/fnzHCC4vW6 #lasvegas

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Anthony G. Brown (D) @BrownforMD

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Tune in to The Larry Young Show on @wolbbaltimore at 8 AM for the Baltimore radio debate!

Chaka Fattah (D) @chakafattah

Any American soldier in the control & custody of the enemy in Afghanistan HEALTH & LIFE is in danger.This is a oblivious understatement. CF

Cargas for Congress (D) @Cargas7

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GOP Congressman Criticizes Own Party Over Bowe Bergdahl Response http://t.co/OzOCyrMwZH @HuffPostPol Given unknowns, more sensible comment

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Neal Marchbanks (D) @NealMarchbanks

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I'll be there Saturday. Will you? #MarchForward Sunday in #Lubbock http://t.co/VzQN8LFwTI

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Erin McClelland (D) @ErinforPA

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"She won’t back down from a fight, and she won’t give up on us. I’m proud to support her,” —Lily Ledbetter. More... http://t.co/hANKy2ZBeJ

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Chaka Fattah (D) @chakafattah

@WiringTheBrain / 10 billion a week for more then a decade in Afghanistan.210 Billion on Alzheimer's care last year.U S will lead or follow

Erin McClelland (D) @ErinforPA

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ICYMI: Lilly Ledbetter endorsed Erin McClelland for Congress yesterday! Uniting to fight the extremist... http://t.co/BsONkqVljt

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John Barrow (D) @repjohnbarrow

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RT @AUG_Chronicle: Rep. John Barrow calls for investigation at Charlie Norwood VA radiology department. http://t.co/l8bL4kFpqN

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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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