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. Terri A. Sewell (D) @RepTerriSewell

I joined the #AL delegation in supporting @GovernorBentley's request for a federal disaster declaration after last week’s tornadoes & storms

Kathy Hochul (D) @RepKathyHochul

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Today, I urged Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz to protect our consumers and community pharmacies... http://t.co/4uPcz2Xn

Jared Polis (D) @jaredpolis

1865 clever letter from former slave to ex-master who wants him to return http://t.co/q7YrWyqP "I have often felt uneasy about u" #history

Gerry Connolly (D) @GerryConnolly

Mitt by going relentlessly negative may lose in winning tonight. Americans need a positive plan to help the middle class

Frank R. Lautenberg (D) @FrankLautenberg

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Joined @RepMcGovern, #teamsters & safety advocates to oppose dangerous bigger trucks provision in House surface transpo bill.

Jason Altmire (D) @jasonaltmire

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
A new guideline will make it easier for family members to care for #vets when they return home from duty. More info: http://t.co/qMPLjT6w

Senator Patty Murray (D) @PattyMurray

Tell @KomenfortheCure how you feel about their misguided & damaging decision: call 972-701-2168 or e-mail news@komen.com. @PPact #Komen

Senator Patty Murray (D) @PattyMurray

Ask @KomenfortheCure to reverse their decision and restore funding to @PPact: call 972-701-2168 or e-mail news@komen.com. #Komen

Senator Patty Murray (D) @PattyMurray

CORRECTION: Ask @komenforthecure to reverse their decision by e-mailing news@komen.ORG #Komen @PPact

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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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