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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Alejandro (D) @agarciapadilla

RT @AEMEAD1: DACO: Omite congelación de precios a los artículos de primera necesidad.

Ben Ray Lujan (D) @repbenraylujan

RT @HouseDemocrats: WATCH LIVE @ 12PM ET: House Democrats will hold a press conference on the child migrant humanitarian situation. http://t.co/IZeEZPssU3

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Mary Landrieu (D) @MaryLandrieu

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Sen. Landrieu helps to take a big step in the right direction to properly serve Louisiana's vets --> http://t.co/dF2g9arVnr #LaSen

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Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D) @RepBetoORourke

RT @Mosh_Lives: @RepBetoORourke Vote no on any funding to the Iron Dome or to Israel. Stop funding atrocities.

Rep. Jim McGovern (D) @McGovernMA

Last stop on the summer house party tour is Amherst! If you're in the Pioneer Valley join us for a fun night! #mapoli http://t.co/2727IfIM94

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Jeanne Shaheen (D) @JeanneShaheen

This bill keeps our promise to veterans: that they will have access to the care they need. http://t.co/2NPZktGzZO http://t.co/AbYp8nh3sC

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Joe Garcia (D) @JoeGarcia

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
RT @viakrm: WATCH @JoeGarcia-our economy, moral compass & 60k kids in border camps requires action #TimeIsNow #TNTweeters https://t.co/hys6Xnvi6k

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Alejandro (D) @agarciapadilla

Exhortamos a la ciudadanía a tener precaución, pero en caso de una emergencia líneas telefónicas a llamar. RT #Bertha http://t.co/842Z7Cp3W1

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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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