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. John Yarmuth (D) @RepJohnYarmuth

A payroll tax cut puts an avg of $1k into the pockets of KY families who've seenincome drop by $6k in the last 2 yrs http://t.co/kIyYqGFl

Frank R. Lautenberg (D) @FrankLautenberg

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The #PayrollTaxCut bill would benefit $4.8M in #NJ & provide $21K for the average #NJ household. GOP must join @SenateDems. #PassTheBill

Kathy Hochul (D) @RepKathyHochul

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Today, I called on Labor Secretary Hilda Solis to reform the H-2A visa application and give farmers the ability... http://t.co/0IOJIDVx

Sandy Levin (D) @repsandylevin

Nina of Minneapolis, MN 3 children, a mortgage w/ 8 years left a dog & 2 cats Will have to apply for welfare if I don't get a job #extendui

Rep. Mike McIntyre (D) @RepMikeMcIntyre

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#FarmInitiative 3: sent letter to @USDOL to allow family farmers more time to comment on rules regulating youth hires http://t.co/Qwld9va3

Frank R. Lautenberg (D) @FrankLautenberg

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See how the @SenateDems #PayrollTaxCut bill will benefit the average household in your #NJ county: http://t.co/tN6ruObF

Sen. Robert Menendez (D) @SenatorMenendez

Click on this interactive map & see how #NJ working fams benefit county-by-county if #PayRollTaxCut extends & expands 1.usa.gov/sS7NPo

Sen. Robert Menendez (D) @SenatorMenendez

Click on this interactive map & see how #NJ working fams benefit county-by-county if #PayRollTaxCut extends & expands http://t.co/bnkQzzHm

Mazie Hirono (D) @maziehirono

DC-Honoring Gabriel Zimmerman. Gabriel lived his life with passion and aloha.We can honor his legacy by doing the same. http://t.co/0pqXX7Jp

Congressmember Bass (D) @RepKarenBass

Support World Aids Day 2011, add a #twibbon now! - http://t.co/DpvUczHT - Create one here - http://t.co/Wruw3MwK

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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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