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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Bill Johnson (R) @RepBillJohnson

@HouseCommerce - Introduced important legto make govt more efficient in #energy dev.- @Interior needs to support #TCOT http://t.co/2Vm7e7hg

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Rep. Bill Huizenga (R) @RepHuizenga

@eliisaguirre not at all - the Senate needs to pass a budget - they haven't since 2009 - if they need to do their basic job

Rep David Schweikert (R) @RepDavid

Check out Obama's latest sequester offset plan: http://t.co/l5nvRDOR

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Rep. Steve Stockman (R) @StockmanSenate

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@Katherine_VA That's no fun.

Bishop for Congress (D) @Bishop4Congress

RT @GAFollowers: #ThisDayInGAHistory 79 years ago, Atlanta Braves great & homerun king, Henry "Hank" Aaron was born! #HappyBirthdayHank http://t.co/Zi61WyjM

Rep. Scott Rigell (R) @RepScottRigell

RT @delputnam: I almost never do things like this, but @RepScottRigell had a great "town hall" conference call with VA's 2nd district.

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) @RosLehtinen

RT @TuckerCarlson: In case you're keeping score, BuzzFeed ran 30 stories on Romney and Big Bird, but just one on Sen. Menendez in the DR: http://t.co/d6nLf0h9

Governor Walker (R) @GovWalker

Transforming education is a top budget priority because every child deserves a great education. http://t.co/CfMYudpI

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Rick Crawford (R) @Crawford4Cong

May have been the best 2 minutes of national television where #God was mentioned the most in a long, long time. Thanks, @Dodge. #Godisgood

Bobby Scott (D) @BobbyScott4VA3

RT @MichaelKellyVA: Awful panel on @FaceTheNation abt NFL head injuries. Commish, 3 guys dependent on league for jobs. No doctors, widows, affected players.

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Ann Wagner (R) @RepAnnWagner

Great meeting with the team at the MO Credit Union Assoc at the First Community Credit Union in Chesterfield http://t.co/tpYhteAU

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Corrine Brown (D) @RepCorrineBrown

Check out my new photos on Flickr! http://t.co/0DkqWzo4

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Jeff Fortenberry (R) @JeffFortenberry

PHOTO: Sending off the #Nebraska National Guard Agricultural Development Team #4 to Afghanistan today.

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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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