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. Joe Courtney (D) @RepJoeCourtney

Mark your calendar! MT @RepJoeCourtney Girl Scouts hosting Mall Madness event Sat 3/10 in Enfield Square. Lots of fun & might be Thin Mints!

Jan Schakowsky (D) @janschakowsky

Today, I am signing a letter to Founder and CEO Nancy Brinker of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation... http://t.co/CSXYHyzF

Jan Schakowsky (D) @janschakowsky

Today, I am joining Rep. Honda & fellow colleagues in signing a letter to Founder and CEO Nancy Brinker of the... http://t.co/zyDmGExm

Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D) @RepLynnWoolsey

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Tomorrow is National #WearRed Day. #HeartDisease is #1 killer of women & men. Wear red to support those who have been touched by

Bruce Braley (D) @BruceBraley

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With Maj. Gen. Tom Orr, Adjutant General of @IowaNationalGuard outside VA hearing "Lowering Unemployment for Nat Guard. http://t.co/EAU2Typj

Lloyd Doggett (D) @RepLloydDoggett

This is no “Pro-growth Budgeting Act." This is “Mandate VooDoo Economics Act" that tries to show impossible is reality #p2...

Steny Hoyer (D) @WhipHoyer

This Groundhog Day ppl may be feeling a sense of déjà vu, GOP is pushing their plan to end Medicare guarantee again http://t.co/nlOmlRjR

Kathy Hochul (D) @RepKathyHochul

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Tonight, the Senate passed the STOCK Act, paving the way to make insider trading illegal for Members of Congress.... http://t.co/KHjJZf2R

Kathy Hochul (D) @RepKathyHochul

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After overwhelming bipartisan support in the Senate, Majority Leader Cantor has finally called the STOCK Act to... http://t.co/mFKKpks3

Mazie Hirono (D) @maziehirono

I applaud US Senate’s bipartisan passage of the STOCK Act and look forward to next week’s House vote on the bill. http://t.co/YUt4J1t3

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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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