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. Frank Pallone (D)

Frank Pallone (D) @FrankPallone

Stop @ D'Orsi's Bakery, Port Reading for Italian bread and pasr

Frank Pallone (D) @FrankPallone

Congrats to students who participated in Spring Awards Ceremony for Congressional Arts Competition.

Frank Pallone (D) @FrankPallone

Asked @NOAA Administrator about budget cuts to fisheries & asked for support of my bill allowing flexibility over unscientific catch limits.

Frank Pallone (D) @FrankPallone

Thanks to the Edison NJ-based developers of Zero Bully.Their software helps schools become aware of & prevent bullying http://t.co/B3WoVFCW

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Frank Pallone (D) @FrankPallone

Met with a delegation from Armenia & the City of New Brunswick's Int'l Program on the need for Congress to recognize the Armenian Genocide

Frank Pallone (D) @FrankPallone

Overall good first half for @Giants. Looking forward to a strong second half for @Giants offience.

Frank Pallone (D) @FrankPallone

GOP trying to repeal long term care program on House floor w/o proposing an alternative. Mend it, don't end it!

Frank Pallone (D) @FrankPallone

Congressman Frank Pallone released the following statement after attending the funeral of Marine Cpl. Kevin... http://t.co/zBT5Tbly

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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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