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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Jennifer Garrison (D) @GarrisonForOhio

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RT @AFSCME: White House statement on #HarrisvQuinn - "Collective bargaining is a fundamental right" http://t.co/GjnqUjkl2C #1u #HvQ

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Kyrsten Sinema (D) @RepSinema

Two flat tires couldn't stop our cool, overcast ride this am! w/ @kennedydana Happy Birthday #USA

Rep. Jim Costa (D) @RepJimCosta

To all who have sacrificed for our nation, thank you!! Happy Independence Day! #4thofJuly http://t.co/L7y3pQ6lE6

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Louise Slaughter (D) @louiseslaughter

RT @Forbes: "Too many people spend money they don't have, to buy things they don't want, to impress people they don't like." http://t.co/TJNRUvE9A0

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Roy Cho (D) @RoyCho5

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@Murph111Bay @BergenCLC @NJEA @occupybergen current form. At an event w my supporters which is why I couldn't response w/in 1 hour

Andrew Cuomo (D) @NYGovCuomo

.@pressrepublican on the “latest in a long line of initiatives from the Governor’s Office” to improve business in NY: http://t.co/q4t2EGgd8j

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Rep. Keith Ellison (D) @keithellison

@ShitBigPapaSays @ABCWorldNews, wouldn't have body count if only trained, sane, law-aiding had access. Folks didn't die from fist fights

Andrew Cuomo (D) @NYGovCuomo

This new law takes an important step toward bringing relief to patients living with extraordinary pain and illness: http://t.co/jsvaYrgkKX

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Senator Jeff Merkley (D) @SenJeffMerkley

Compassion is a powerful force - when you open to it, it fuels your courage & informs your choices. http://t.co/Wj0skfVvkH

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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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