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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Kathy Hochul (D) @RepKathyHochul

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Today, I attended the Buffalo Auto Show. Make sure to stop by and see the newest car models that will return the... http://t.co/pfsG0mC9

Sen. Robert Menendez (D) @SenatorMenendez

Honored to be recognized by volunteer heroes #TaskForceOne. We must support those who selflessly serve #NJ everyday http://t.co/EZzrK8pJ

Kathy Hochul (D) @RepKathyHochul

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Great to start the day at the Clarence Lions Club Pancake Breakfast at Clarence High School. Thanks to the... http://t.co/fsDrlhYr

Kathy Hochul (D) @RepKathyHochul

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Let us remember the lives that were tragically lost three years ago today aboard Continental Connection Flight... http://t.co/AiRzueKW

Dennis Kucinich (D) @Dennis_Kucinich

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RT @zrjaved: Getting some calling done for the @Dennis_Kucinich campaign! Remember, Ohio 9th District, he's your man for the primaries on March 6th!

Chaka Fattah (D) @chakafattah

RT @60Minutes: Dr. Potti discovered how to match chemotherapy with a patient’s own genetic makeup -- “the holy grail of cancer” therapy. #60Minutes

Kathy Hochul (D) @RepKathyHochul

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Tonight, I attended the vigil remembering the victims of Continental Connection Flight 3407 on the third... http://t.co/srFvpZ28

Frank Pallone (D) @FrankPallone

Met with a delegation from Armenia & the City of New Brunswick's Int'l Program on the need for Congress to recognize the Armenian Genocide

Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D) @RepTerriSewell

#Obama: We have to make sure #educaiton is affordable & available for anyone who wants to go.

Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D) @RepTerriSewell

#Obama: Higher #education should not be a privilege. It's an economic imperative that every #American family should be able to afford.

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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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