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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House Rep. Alan Grayson (D)

Rep. Alan Grayson (D) @AlanGrayson

Big win! NJ bans police militarization! http://t.co/C5LpEgUrAB

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Rep. Alan Grayson (D) @AlanGrayson

There are no free computers and medical care reserved for undocumented workers. http://t.co/f6HC41RQy4

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Rep. Alan Grayson (D) @AlanGrayson

Don’t wake up on 11/5 wishing you’d done more. Contribute now: https://t.co/SiYcoVaPrZ http://t.co/P6HyADmXhr

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Rep. Alan Grayson (D) @AlanGrayson

Dick Cheney was wrong on the war when it started. And, he’s wrong now. http://t.co/mMeB7I1and

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Rep. Alan Grayson (D) @AlanGrayson

Really? 41st out of 50 in job creation? AND devastating cuts to education? The Corbett disaster continues. http://t.co/sLYQvlNSvI

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Rep. Alan Grayson (D) @AlanGrayson

How many times did you watch the video of Miley Cyrus twerking? Oh, nevermind, I'll find out from the NSA. http://t.co/EHuYnsuPsm

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Rep. Alan Grayson (D) @AlanGrayson

Ask Alan Anything, Vol. 3, @alangrayson explains how to work with “idiotic” Republicans. http://t.co/FgV7SdORkx http://t.co/UUF0M1u1WY

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Rep. Alan Grayson (D) @AlanGrayson

I testified before the House Rules Committee on my amendment to stop the NSA from spying. Video quality not the best. http://t.co/KxSi0UqOha

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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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