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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Gwen Moore (D) @RepGwenMoore

This morning at @ATIPT working it out! http://t.co/Eh1L6p9R5x

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Nan Rich (D) @senatornanrich

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@JoiningForces me today at 5:30 pm in West Palm Beach http://t.co/vdie2XucM5 #StandWithNan

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Matt Silverstein (D) @MattForOK

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https://t.co/nCoBJYUY9N

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Braley for Iowa (D) @TeamBraley

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WATCH: Iowa National Guard Sgt. Jesse McCunniff on why he backs Bruce: http://t.co/Px8LuMEfxJ #IAsen http://t.co/T4OSOeUNzd

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Richard Blumenthal (D) @SenBlumenthal

RT @SteveSinger10: Senate Democrats demand liquid nicotine rules @SenBlumenthal @RepEsty (from @AP) http://t.co/7zLceX5k18

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Domenic M. Recchia (D) @DomenicRecchia

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RT @sqweinstein: ICYMI: This week @DomenicRecchia picks up endorsements of @CWAUnion & @NYSAFLCIO #NY11 #recchiaforcongress http://t.co/9txf70GMsL

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Braley for Iowa (D) @TeamBraley

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RT @bradbainum: "he’s fought for veterans from day one. Bruce is a veterans’ guy, and that’s cut and dry, black and white.” http://t.co/BEfNntp5u0 #iasen

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Al McAffrey (D) @AlMcAffrey

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Q: When does 77 cents equal a $1? A: When you compare a woman's pay to a man's pay for doing same work. http://t.co/uOAKdKUjlG #PayEquity

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MarkBegich (D) @MarkBegich

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Sitka voters getting out the vote! Polling open until 8pm. http://t.co/6wiM5d4b3V

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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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