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. Jim Costa (D)

Rep. Jim Costa (D) @RepJimCosta

My thoughts and prayers are with all those in the Bay Area who were affected by the earthquake.

Rep. Jim Costa (D) @RepJimCosta

To all who have sacrificed for our nation, thank you!! Happy Independence Day! #4thofJuly http://t.co/L7y3pQ6lE6

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Rep. Jim Costa (D) @RepJimCosta

RT @JoelBurns: Let's help kids instead of snark? $100k @weatherchannel to @GLSEN @TrevorProject? (Agree?Pls RT) I'll give $1000 https://t.co/TdQwGJy1pw

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Rep. Jim Costa (D) @RepJimCosta

RT @SmarterFuels: .@RepJimCosta "Over 40% of corn goes towards #ethanol. The debate is over. The #RFS is not sustainable." #EthanolFailed

Rep. Jim Costa (D) @RepJimCosta

I'm tweeting Marine Corps Marathon times for JESSICA KAHANEK in real time on race day. Powered by MCM.

Rep. Jim Costa (D) @RepJimCosta

I'm tweeting Marine Corps Marathon times for JESSICA KAHANEK in real time on race day. Powered by MCM.

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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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