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. Ruben Hinojosa (D) @USRepRHinojosa

I will be speaking today around noon EST on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on the importance of... http://t.co/dR7G8pK8

Laura Richardson (D) @RepLRichardson

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Today Congresswoman Laura Richardson (CA-37) Will Be Floor Manager of Risk-Based Security Screening for Members of... http://t.co/sGuYkQCQ

Jim McDermott (D) @RepJimMcDermott

Voters rep'ed by Tea Partiers are realizing the Tea Party are only interested in blocking solutions, not providing them....

The White House (D) @WhiteHouse

RT @pfeiffer44: Very disappointed that every GOPer in commitee voted against our very qualified Ambassador Maria Aponte;for no reason other than obstruction

Daniel Inouye (D) @Daniel_Inouye

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
@HNL_RTD eligible to receive up to $510,00,000 in federal funds next year. http://t.co/Ap8Z0HDC

Steve Israel (D) @RepSteveIsrael

Monday, I helped James McGuigan replace his grandfather’s stolen WWII medals;Today the original medals were returned! http://t.co/OL6IHmym

Kathy Hochul (D) @RepKathyHochul

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Tonight, I voted in favor of two bills that will provide support to members of the U.S. Armed Forces, as well as... http://t.co/7X6oQF4P

Chris Van Hollen (D) @ChrisVanHollen

Today @RepPaulRyan & I will introduce bipartisan legislation ensure more oversight & accountability when Congress spends taxpayer dollars.

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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.

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