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. Emanuel Cleaver (D) @repcleaver

A bipartisan path to progress, while challenging, is the only path forward/available. #civilityfridays http://t.co/giM4nuNSdP

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Mike Quigley (D) @RepMikeQuigley

RT @SBNationNBA: It’s official: LeBron James chooses Cleveland. http://t.co/brRp43ZO4x

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Governor Mark Dayton (D) @GovMarkDayton

Daikin Applied brings more great jobs to Owatonna -- Congrats on the expansion! http://t.co/8rSUfyKHHJ #BetterMN http://t.co/uFw9LJgVJL

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Amanda Renteria (D) @AmandaRenteria

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As I finish another week on my campaign 2 bring opportunity 4 all to the CV, I'd like to wish u a happy & safe weekend, #CA21! #VoteRenteria

Rep. Roybal-Allard (D) @RepRoybalAllard

#FBF: In 1998, as @HispanicCaucus Chair, I led the CHC's WH mtg w/Pres. @BillClinton. I'm proud to be a CHC Member. http://t.co/ZTy325lU1z

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Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D) @RepBetoORourke

@frankiemuniz Thanks for following! Great to see you at the @TWILDM screening last night.

Gwen S. Moore (D) @Gwen4Congress

Thank you @IamDebraLee, @hoseachanchez and BET for hosting all of us last night and your support of the @CBCPAC! http://t.co/aXvEYMZmYC

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Mark Udall (D) @MarkUdall2014

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Regional Field Director, Antonio Lewis, completed his call goals this week. Sign up to #ClimbWithMark:… http://t.co/KpZIIYWjKT

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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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