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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Sen. Tom Harkin (D)

Tom Harkin (D) @SenatorHarkin

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At 11AM ET I will being saying farewell to the Senate after 40 years of serving Iowans: http://t.co/x0rLyYiv5w http://t.co/VqtakzyNQx

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Tom Harkin (D) @SenatorHarkin

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Today marks four years since #minimumwage workers last got a raise. #RaiseTheWage http://t.co/v5xaltoa2C

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Tom Harkin (D) @SenatorHarkin

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Great night at the @NatArboretum's Cookout Under the Stars honoring #IA & it's contributions to plant research. http://t.co/zjV4C2shO7

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Tom Harkin (D) @SenatorHarkin

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Very timely @Google doodle today from #googledoodle contest winner Marissa Frost of Urbandale #IA. Congrats Marissa! http://t.co/6A61WV319u

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Tom Harkin (D) @SenatorHarkin

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@EPAgov news is a step forward in promoting the use of clean, renewable fuels. RFS mandates are not the root cause of economic problems.

Tom Harkin (D) @SenatorHarkin

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@EPAgov news is a step forward in promoting the use of clean, renewable fuels. RFS mandates are not the root cause of economic problems.

Tom Harkin (D) @SenatorHarkin

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I encourage all Iowans to get out and take advantage of #election2012! Find your polling place here: http://t.co/X6P7KYYJ.

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Tom Harkin (D) @SenatorHarkin

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This budget would dismantle our commitment to quality, affordable health care for all. #RyanMath

Tom Harkin (D) @SenatorHarkin

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Watch live here as Tom addresses the crowd in Ames #ObamaISU http://t.co/NicLgzPj

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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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