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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Jody Hice (R) @jodyhice

Honored to have such a great team so #committed to helping us #renewamerica! @gapundit @zpolitics http://t.co/3fPmpBeFHS

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Rep. Keith Ellison (D) @keithellison

.@StarTribune: Immigration debate comes to Minnesota in force: http://t.co/MWOSrwWr9Q via @amatos12

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Rep. Luke Messer (R) @RepLukeMesser

I'm falling asleep listening to the Pink Noise sound from White Noise by TMSOFT. http://t.co/170xZktXMw. http://t.co/wiOCiKdAOi

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Chaka Fattah (D) @chakafattah

@googleglass @YouTube @edpartnerships@phillydotcom @OfficialCBC @Crewof42 "America is reaping great benefits from Gear Up's success."Thanks

Joe Miller (R) @JoeWMiller

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Listen to @JoeWMiller live on KSRM radio now. http://t.co/dCVNhSGuIT

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Colleen Hanabusa (D) @ColleenHanabusa

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Ian explains how to fill out your ballot and vote for Colleen Hanabusa! #HISen #Hawaii #Hawaiivines https://t.co/fZ8X0Pbfqi

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Erin McClelland (D) @ErinforPA

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RT @tyre64: http://t.co/zl52sXq07K Penn AFL-CIO endorses Mclelland @ErinforPA "She'll fight to grow,protect jobs + quality of life of working families"

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Ted Cruz (R) @tedcruz

Wow. Gene Simmons military tribute from a few yrs ago, but seeing our soldiers standing strong together is powerful https://t.co/NKGysZZRFC

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Carr for U.S. Senate (R) @CarrforTN

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RT @costareports: Rafael Cruz and Joe Carr, Lamar Alexander's tea party challenger, together at a weekend rally http://t.co/RvPFQEFV8C

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Luke Messer (R) @LukeMesserIN

Check out my column in The Star Press about Washington's spending problem http://t.co/jthnhFtCGi

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Luke Messer (R) @LukeMesserIN

Check out my column in The Star Press #budget http://t.co/OdxFJ8YfiV

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Luke Messer (R) @LukeMesserIN

Check out my article for the need for tax reform http://t.co/XscKGiamHp

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Luke Messer (R) @LukeMesserIN

Here is my column in the Muncie Star Press on Autism Awareness Month #autism #IN6 http://t.co/rNPg4mwDNb

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Luke Messer (R) @LukeMesserIN

We must remain committed to winning the War on Terror. Check out my column on the recent terrorist attacks: http://t.co/KHsPvHeLQM

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Luke Messer (R) @LukeMesserIN

Check out my op-ed about the Obama Administration's intrusion on religious liberty in the Indy Star. http://t.co/NhoZXb5YBL

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Sen. Tom Coburn M.D. (R) @TomCoburn

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RT @GOPSenFinance: .@SenOrrinHatch will be on @FoxBusiness's @Varneyco to discuss #inversions and our tax code at 11:30 a.m. ET. Tune in!

Luke Messer (R) @LukeMesserIN

Remembering the lessons of independence: http://t.co/Bb4VtKRIC1

Luke Messer (R) @LukeMesserIN

ICYMI, here is my column on President Obama's historic abuse of executive authority. http://t.co/whDYUuZnR8

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Luke Messer (R) @LukeMesserIN

Check out my op-ed: A new way to get Americans back to work. http://t.co/IR9ft6NcJS

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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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