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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Jared Polis (D) @jaredpolis

#Iraq #Bushwar Countries, like eggs, are easier to break than they are to put back together again. I hope we learn from #iraqfail

Rep. Marc Veasey (D) @RepVeasey

In honor of #ImmigrantHeritageMonth my staff is sharing their stories. Raad about our intern, Chinwe Obi's story: http://t.co/Ijh4zELf8o

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Elijah E. Cummings (D) @RepCummings

RT @Gregg_Bernstein: Attended Drug Court graduation today with @RepCummings who told graduates they were "changing their trajectory" http://t.co/wlbUZG2GFc

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Mary Landrieu (D) @MaryLandrieu

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RT @BuzzFeed: Churro Ice Cream Sandwich - Y/N?? http://t.co/SRbPCNFoEg http://t.co/Kl2hQIFqbE

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Mark Udall (D) @MarkUdall2014

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.@CoryGardnerCO is turning back the clock. Touts an extreme, anti-equality agenda. READ: http://t.co/dkduqh0bnI #cosen #copolitics

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Jennifer Garrison (D) @GarrisonForOhio

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It was a privilege to again meet with my friend and fellow public servant @billclinton in Columbus on Friday... http://t.co/eXVQvkBwnh

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Jennifer Garrison (D) @GarrisonForOhio

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I had a fantastic time catching up with my friend & fellow public servant @billclinton Friday night. http://t.co/c1IxrtdR8q

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Ro Khanna (D) @RoKhannaUSA

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Well that wasn't surprising at all. Tim Howard is a beast and always has been #USMNT #USAvsGhana

Erin McClelland (D) @ErinforPA

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Go USA! #OneNationOneTeam RT@grandoldteam: Exclusive pic as #USA celebrate their opening goal of #WorldCup2014 http://t.co/W1aJsK3y5m

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Robin Kelly (D) @Robin42CD

25 people followed me // automatically checked by http://t.co/N1J73hdKki

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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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