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. Mark Takano (D)

Mark Takano (D) @RepMarkTakano

Love the new multiracial emojis! https://t.co/HC82wC3YLE

Mark Takano (D) @RepMarkTakano

RT @ChadPergram: Pelosi joins 181 Hse D's filing brief on behalf of admin on immigration executive action in appeal.

Mark Takano (D) @RepMarkTakano

RT @MiaFarrow: Just watched a doc on Pres George H.W. Bush. What a thoroughly decent and honorable man

Mark Takano (D) @RepMarkTakano

RT @SteveWorks4You: Great story on the work of the Congressiona Deaf Caucus, co-chaired by me and @RepMarkTakano http://t.co/ZCqNeTxLLx

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Mark Takano (D) @RepMarkTakano

RT @JonRSantiago: The Indiana Marriage Equality ban will not be on the 2014 ballot. However, it's better to prepare now rather than later for 2016.

Mark Takano (D) @RepMarkTakano

RT @AnonDemSource: 1) Spend life framing politics as fight 2) Pen book lamenting DC politics http://t.co/nWkA9yCkkS 3) Cable pundit? #FingersCrossed @DanBalz!

Mark Takano (D) @RepMarkTakano

RT @thecaucus: "I can't believe it, I have to call my husband." - Joshua Schneider, outside the #SCOTUS building http://t.co/vqjsOKQmya

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Mark Takano (D) @RepMarkTakano

Honored to be having breakfast with Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki! http://t.co/I30f6Jh1W1

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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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