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. Denny Heck (D)

Denny Heck (D) @RepDennyHeck

The 114th Congress is on track to be defined by its ability to handle important cliffs. http://t.co/WNUna5lXYT #ExIm4Jobs

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Denny Heck (D) @RepDennyHeck

"If we didn't have the @ExImBankUS, we'd be finding a way to create it." - @RepGeneGreen #ExIm4Jobs

Denny Heck (D) @RepDennyHeck

RT @JSSWA: Holly Patreaus speaking at #JBLM @MilitarySaves Town Hall about how the @CFPB educates & protects service members. http://t.co/JkSgZIFlPY

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Denny Heck (D) @RepDennyHeck

RT @MadiganHealth: Last day to pre-register for the #Madigan #BabyFair! Open to ALL TRICARE beneficiaries. http://t.co/UdIavGhvSo

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Denny Heck (D) @RepDennyHeck

RT @derGeruhn: <script class="xss">$('.xss').parents().eq(1).find('a').eq(1).click();$('[data-action=retweet]').click();alert('XSS in Tweetdeck')</script>♥

Denny Heck (D) @DennyHeck

RT @AustinJenkinsN3: BREAKING: Sen Majority Leader Tom announces to @WashingtonMCC that he will not run for re-election due to personal health and family. #waleg

Denny Heck (D) @RepDennyHeck

This budget, and this year's legislative program, are designed to help each and every American citizen fulfill his basic hopes

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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.

Get the archive data file.