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. Michael Bennet (D)

Michael F. Bennet (D) @SenBennetCO

RT @cmwatts89: .@SenBennetCO speaking on the reauthorization of #ESEA. Thank to you for your time and please cosponsor! #SPEAKOutDay http://t.co/3q9cXyFU1V

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Michael Bennet (D) @SenBennetCO

RT @CharlotteOverby: @RepTipton & @SenBennetCO found common ground w/ hikers, bikers, skiers, grazers, OHVers, & sportsmen on #HermosaCreek. Thank you!

Michael Bennet (D) @BennetForCO

It’s Election Day! If your ballot is still sitting on the kitchen counter, make sure it gets in the mail today!

Michael Bennet (D) @SenBennetCO

RT @AriFleischer: I welcome Jay Carney to the ex-press secretary club. No matter what you think of Jay or his boss, it's a hard & wonderful job. #GetSomeRest

Michael Bennet (D) @SenBennetCO

Edison. Einstein. Wells? Congrats to Arimus Wells of Fountain-Fort Carson for participation in WH Science Fair today.

Michael Bennet (D) @SenBennetCO

Know a veteran? Check out new site to connect vets with job, ed, benefit opportunities. 1 more way to help our heroes. http://t.co/TotTwJHc

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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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