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) @repdinatitus

RT @KTNV: Thank YOU Elaine Dye for this #iC13 moment. More #4thofJuly pix >> http://t.co/AUcOZd0cNQ Share your best shots! http://t.co/2B8B2JjqbJ

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Steny Hoyer (D) @WhipHoyer

The answer to today’s #MarylandMonday question “Which 4 Marylanders signed the Declaration of Independence?” is: http://t.co/2ZL4SzL2cZ

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Rep. Dan Kildee (D) @RepDanKildee

RT @john_dingell: 88 years old today. Same birthday as @kevinbacon, @jeffreytambor, @TobyKeithMusic & @Raffi_RC. So I've got that going for me, which is nice.

Governor Jay Inslee (D) @GovInslee

.@Interior + Land & Water Conservation Fund invests $900K in WA parks like Tacoma’s Point Defiance Park #parksforall http://t.co/lT9Fa0vhpT

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John Garamendi (D) @RepGaramendi

UPDATE: ~4:30 PM PT/ 7:30 PM ET I will lead a discussion on House Floor on #Alzheimers. Watch: http://t.co/opSpJkKeZC http://t.co/a0Up2yGckx

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Anthony G. Brown (D) @BrownforMD

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
RT @WhyOhio: I scored 3552 points on Flight Command in Wreck-it-Ralph iOSk

Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D) @RepTerriSewell

RT @BBCWorld: #Indonesia presidential election: 190 million registered voters begin casting ballots http://t.co/scISwFKJUC http://t.co/LDMNpESocp

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Michael Wager (D) @MichaelWager14

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
This week on twitter: 36 new followers, 27 new unfollowers and followed 204 people via http://t.co/LiGv7wKy0b

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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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