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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Jim McDermott (D) @RepJimMcDermott

I added a video to a @YouTube playlist http://t.co/BGumi0yPRl McDermott on Immigration_PART I | MSNBC's Politics Nation I 7 9 14

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Jim McDermott (D) @RepJimMcDermott

I added a video to a @YouTube playlist http://t.co/XfUd36pWQO McDermott on Immigration_PART II | MSNBC's Politics Nation I 7 9 14

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Nita Lowey (D) @NitaLowey

A big thank you to our fantastic interns this summer, and I wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors! http://t.co/KmoY0V7dlA

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Nan Rich (D) @senatornanrich

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It's time for @CharlieCrist to stop hiding & #DebateNan. I'm ready to debate. Where's Charlie? http://t.co/UHz59SR7PJ http://t.co/DjnmaC3LtZ

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RepBThompson (D) @BennieGThompson

@AllMyNiggazDope: @BennieGThompson Selfie Game too real � #4hcwf http://t.co/PRhHtfssLZ” - Thanks for visiting!

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Joe Garcia (D) @JoeGarcia

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We Need Interns! Join the team https://t.co/y16OiYPVc1

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Neal Marchbanks (D) @NealMarchbanks

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"I'm not saying me keep these kids. I'm saying me jeep them to fulfill the requirements of the Bush law."

Neal Marchbanks (D) @NealMarchbanks

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"I'm not saying we keep these kids. I'm saying me jeep them to fulfill the requirements of the Bush law."

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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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