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. Keith Ellison (D)

Rep. Keith Ellison (D) @keithellison

@ShitBigPapaSays @ABCWorldNews, wouldn't have body count if only trained, sane, law-aiding had access. Folks didn't die from fist fights

Rep. Keith Ellison (D) @keithellison

RT @MNSecofState: 40,000 digitized official state docs include exec. orders, extraditions, oaths of office & more. Search & view: http://t.co/670mpCcrpx

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Rep. Keith Ellison (D) @keithellison

Passage of the Money Remittances Improvement Act makes it easier for new Americans to send money to loved ones: http://t.co/rZVOfMra2P

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Rep. Keith Ellison (D) @keithellison

RT @socalmoslem: @keithellison looking forward to seeing u at #cadem14 in #LosAngeles tomorrow! Go'luck w/ #cairpac fundraiser too, wont b able 2 make that

Rep. Keith Ellison (D) @keithellison

RT @cascamike: reps. @keithellison and @USRepRickNolan in today's @StribOpinion: let's avoid nafta's mistakes with tpp: http://t.co/lhiKvIDrug

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Rep. Keith Ellison (D) @keithellison

Saw Omar in Minneapolis last night w/ my daughter at the Edina r

Rep. Keith Ellison (D) @keithellison

RT @bbierschbach: Minimum wage advocates (+Brother Ali) got the Capitol rotunda for opening day of session. Rally to raise wage to $9.50 planned for 4 pm Tues

Rep. Keith Ellison (D) @keithellison

RT @ThisWeekABC: Before @keithellison is on #ThisWeek Sunday, check out an excerpt of his new book --> http://t.co/ZGGbrsgC8c

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Rep. Keith Ellison (D) @keithellison

Pleased that Hennepin Cty has withdrawn its application to increase waste burning. Focus should be on composting and recycling

Rep. Keith Ellison (D) @keithellison

Pleased that Hennepin County has withdrawn its application to increase waste burning. Focus should be on composting and recycling.

Rep. Keith Ellison (D) @keithellison

Pleased that Hennepin Countty has withdrawn its application to increase waste burning. Focus should be on composting and recycling.

Rep. Keith Ellison (D) @keithellison

The @GOP, @Reince want us to be impressed that they denounced hateful speech towards Muslim-Americans, fail to note comments were weeks ago

Rep. Keith Ellison (D) @keithellison

@ThePlumLineGS @brianbeutler so is the next step for boehner to move on campaign finance reform?

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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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