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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Pete Gallego (D) @RepPeteGallego

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Hurricanes don’t always affect our region but its #Hurricane Preparedness Week. Always good to have a plan. http://t.co/hFzspG9zkN

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Joe Garcia (D) @JoeGarcia

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Congrats to Lawrence Academy #ClassOf2014 and to all HS grads in #FL26 district! Good look in your future endeavors!! http://t.co/0vTwZI1pYK

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U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan (D) @USRepRickNolan

3 mil (& counting) cut off from emergency unemployment benefits while looking for work. Congress must act now to pass #HR3824 #RenewUI

G. K. Butterfield (D) @GKButterfield

Made a trip to the @WhiteHouse today to discuss student loan debt. Here's short video I did on the way. Check it out! http://t.co/PfYkhHbmTo

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John Hickenlooper (D) @hickforco

RT @Tracee_Bentley: @hickforco Introduces Nathaniel Rateliff band at WGA. http://t.co/UVklwkTGuZ

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Chris Van Hollen (D) @ChrisVanHollen

Read @ChrisVanHollen's opening statement and watch the live stream of the #poverty hearing here: http://t.co/w6nHqZoHbm

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Rep. Dan Kildee (D) @RepDanKildee

Heading over to @FSCDems Financial Services Markup to discuss @CFBP reforms. Watch live here: http://t.co/ZhHxvrMXot

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Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D) @RepKirkpatrick

About 2 speak on @HouseFloor re: HR 4810, which I cosponsored 2 help #AZ01 rural #veterans access care: http://t.co/9aJCCbuj2e

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Vincent C. Gray (D) @mayorvincegray

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
.@CrossFit As I've said several times publicly, I very much oppose this tax. It does not make sense to disincentivize fitness.

Pedro Pierluisi (D) @pedropierluisi

Ahora en vivo, vía satélite, por las Noticias Univisión desde DC con los Borinqueneers Rafael Gómez y Rafael Rodríguez.

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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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