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. Bobby Rush (D)

Bobby L. Rush (D) @BobbyLRushMC

Those last to are credited to James Reynolds #cbcf #FinStrategy

Bobby L. Rush (D) @RepBobbyRush

It is is good to hear the President say that the State of our Union is strong. #SOTU

Bobby L. Rush (D) @RepBobbyRush

I agree with @amprog: makes no sense to make 1.7 million federal employees shoulder the burden of rebuilding the roads, rails, bridges...

Bobby L. Rush (D) @RepBobbyRush

This year's Chicago Auto Show features historic and concept vehicles from the @USArmy. More info at http://t.co/UpSBACjJ &...

Bobby L. Rush (D) @RepBobbyRush

I'm pleased that my colleage Rep. @GabbyGiffords will be joining us for tonight's State of the Union.

Bobby L. Rush (D) @RepBobbyRush

@bravowhiskey that's what a coworker told me. and it's so much more optimistic than other responses i've gotten & i think you're psychic.

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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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